Research Projects and Publications

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Shipping/Maritime Industry and Shipping Container Repurposing/Recycling

Economics, Policy and Business

Author: Veronica Martin
Year: 2020
Supervisor: R. Morgan Greene


The need for companies in the shipping/maritime industry to establish competitive advantage through CSR has become more important. Shipping container repurposing/recycling is a logical example of a CSR practice as more sustainable solutions for retired shipping containers are needed. However, the implementation of CSR and associated strategies may not be easy for companies to achieve.

The purpose of this thesis is to examine how CSR is utilized in the shipping/maritime industry and if shipping container repurposing/recycling can be a viable part of a company's CSR strategy. Furthermore, the examination will discuss the challenges that the shipping/maritime industry faces when considering implementation of CSR and associated strategies. This research contributes to the gap that occurs when seeking information about the incorporation of shipping container repurposing/recycling into a company's CSR practices. Qualitative methodology is used to gather data concerning CSR and shipping container inventory management within the industry.

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