Developing a Sustainability Framework for Oil Terminals - the Case of Chinese Oil Ports
  • Room 202, Mast House, 24 Sutton Road, Plymouth, PL4 0HJ

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iSPER ProSerV research group seminar with Xuemuge Wang, PhD student.

This research focuses on developing a holistic sustainability framework for oil terminals taking China as a case study. This research uses Systematic Literature Network Analysis (SLNA) to obtain theoretical sustainability coverage for general ports, and develops a sustainability framework by integrating theory and practice with a focus on Chinese oil terminals. The empirical studies have been undertaken following a well-designed research methodology. Empirical data have been collected from multiple sources using panel group discussion, semi-structured interview and questionnaire survey. Data analysis methods include thematic analysis, comparison analysis and Analytic Hierarchical Process (AHP). The study also explores Total Interpretive Structural Modelling (TISM). By integrating data collected from various sources and analysed using a combination of methods, a refined sustainability framework for Chinese oil terminals has been established.

About the speaker

Xuemuge Wang is a third year PhD student under supervision of Professor Shaofeng Liu, Professor Jingjing Xu and Professor Mike Roe. Her research topic is on port sustainability for oil terminals in the shipping industry. She was an intern at the International Maritime Organization from October 2016 to December 2016. Aside from obtaining insights in shipping sustainability policy, this internship allowed her to have had the privilege to observe several international meetings, including the 67th session of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds Committee, the 70th session of Maritime Environment Protection Committee, and the international meeting of the 97th session of Maritime Safety Committee, which gave her a great experience to see the global coordination and collaboration in shipping. She is currently one of the committee members of the PlyMSEF Conference 2018. Xuemuge has presented her work at 2016 World Maritime Conference and has submitted a research paper to International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics (IJSTL).

This seminar is aimed at University of Plymouth academic staff and postgraduate research students. Booking is not required but please contact if you have any questions.

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