chapter  12
16 Pages

Climate initiatives of the world’s ports

BySATOSHI INOUE

In the current era of globalization, a new lifestyle has emerged with goods people use for daily life being shipped from all over the world and with people taking it for granted that their needs can be met in an instant. No questions are raised as to how these goods are transported to homes and workplaces from very distant parts of the world. More than 90 per cent of goods are moved by shipping through a global network of ports. Indeed, our modern lives would have been totally different in the absence of effi cient and sustained maritime transport and port networks.