Special Issue "Sustainable Initiatives in Maritime Sector" call for papers, deadline 15/12/2024

March 06, 2024

We are pleased to inform you about the forthcoming International Conference on Sustainable Initiatives in Maritime (SIM24), organized in collaboration with a peer-reviewed open access journal «Environmental Economics”. For detailed information about the conference, please refer to SIM'24 | International Conference on Sustainable Initiatives in Maritime Sector.
The SIM24 is a multi-disciplinary international conference on all aspects of Maritime Logistics, Port and Supply Chain Management, Navigation Regulations, Autonomous Navigation, Decarbonization, Digitalization, and Robotics.

The primary focus will encompass the following themes:

  • Sustainability Issues in Shipping: Examining the environmental impact of shipping, including emissions, pollution and resource utilization.
  • Maritime Logistic and Supply Chain Management: Analyzing the role of logistics and supply chain management in fostering sustainability within the maritime industry.
  • Decarbonization: Investigating strategies to reduce carbon emissions, encompassing alternative fuels, energy-efficient technologies and operational changes.
  • Digitalization: Assessing the impact of digital technologies on maritime operations, covering automation, data analytics and IoT applications.
  • Technical Solutions to Shape the Future Maritime Industry: Showcasing innovative technologies such as renewable energy sources, green ship design and advanced propulsion systems.

In alignment with the existing trends, the conference builds on the established discourse surrounding environmental impact studies, sustainable development in transportation, supply chain and logistics management, climate change mitigation, and technology and innovation in shipping. For more information or to confirm the fit of your research within the scope of this conference, please contact the Conference Organizers.

Guest Editors
Viktoriia Koilo
Per Haavadtun

Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Please mention in Cover letter form (ACKNOWLEDGEMENT(S): section) – special issue submission. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process.
Please visit the Guidance for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 995 EURO. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to sustainble intiatives in maritime. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.


  • maritime sustainability
  • shipping environmental impact
  • logistic efficiency
  • supply chain sustainability
  • carbon emission reduction
  • digitalization in maritime
  • green ship design
  • alternative fuels in shipping
  • sustainable maritime technologies
  • decarbonization strategies
  • sustainable mobility
  • maritime innovation

Published Papers
This special issue is now open for submission.