Sustainable Maritime Transportation System in European Union

  • Brânză Grațiela Constanta Maritime University


Maritime transport is an efficient mode of transport and plays a major role in the achievement of sustainable development. A strategy of sustainable development may give ports and shipping lines a competitive advantage and enhance efficiency and profitability. The present paper outlines which are the possibilities to create a sustainable maritime transportation system and especially, the importance of performance indicators’ analysis. Indicators can help identify trends, predict problems, assess options, set performance targets and evaluate an organization. Also, the paper presents a statistical overview of indicators analyzed from the viewpoint of European Union’ sustainable development goals and the sustainable transport indicator set, considering the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. There are described solutions to achieve sustainable maritime transportation, such as environmental management systems and differentiate port infrastructure charges based on environmental criteria.

Mar 20, 2019
How to Cite
GRAȚIELA, Brânză. Sustainable Maritime Transportation System in European Union. Constanta Maritime University Annals, [S.l.], v. 27, n. 223, mar. 2019. ISSN 2067-0427. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 04 july 2022.
Section VI - Maritime Economics, Logistics and Social Sciences