Baltic Ports: Strategic Interaction for Clean Shipping

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    During the past decade there has been a growing interest in tackling the problem of vessels-based pollution in the Baltic Sea Region in both technical and administrative terms. In this study the role of ports in ensuring clean shipping was investigated. In order to enhance heuristics regards vessels’ compliance incentives, game-theoretic models of vessels interaction with port authorities were developed and illustrated on the case of the Big Port of St. Petersburg. The absence of effective and efficient monitoring in the port of St. Petersburg showed to be likely to undermine the environmental performance of vessels, both in the port and at high seas. The results suggest that the role of ports as loci of authority and sites of rule enforcement is crucial to the development of clean shipping in the Baltic Sea Region.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuropean Integration and Baltic Sea Region : Diversity and Perspectives
    EditorsTatjana Muravska
    Number of pages14
    PublisherUniversity of Latvia, The European Higher Education Society
    Publication date2011
    Pages361 - 374
    ISBN (Print)978-9984-45-398-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventEuropean Integration and Baltic Sea Region: Diversity and Perspectives - Riga, Latvia
    Duration: 26 Sep 201127 Sep 2011

    Fields of Science

    • 517 Political science
    • Baltic Sea Region
    • maritime policy
    • marine environment

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