11. Sustainable Chemical Logistics

  1. Prof. Genserik L. L. Reniers2,3,
  2. Prof. Kenneth Sörensen4 and
  3. Prof. Karl Vrancken5,6,7
  1. Kenneth Sörensen and
  2. Christine Vanovermeire

Published Online: 13 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9783527649488.ch11

Management Principles of Sustainable Industrial Chemistry: Theories, Concepts and Industrial Examples for Achieving Sustainable Chemical Products and Processes from a Non-Technological Viewpoint

Management Principles of Sustainable Industrial Chemistry: Theories, Concepts and Industrial Examples for Achieving Sustainable Chemical Products and Processes from a Non-Technological Viewpoint

How to Cite

Sörensen, K. and Vanovermeire, C. (2013) Sustainable Chemical Logistics, in Management Principles of Sustainable Industrial Chemistry: Theories, Concepts and Industrial Examples for Achieving Sustainable Chemical Products and Processes from a Non-Technological Viewpoint (eds G. L. L. Reniers, K. Sörensen and K. Vrancken), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527649488.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Universiteit Antwerpen, City Campus, Office B-434, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

  2. 3

    Univsersity of Antwerp, Antwerp Research Group on Safety and Security ARGoSS, Chemistry Lab, City Campus, Koningstraat 8, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

  3. 4

    University of Antwerp, Operation Research Group ANT/OR, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

  4. 5

    University of Antwerp, Dept. Bio-Engineering, Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol, Belgium

  5. 6

    Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol, Belgium

  6. 7

    University of Antwerp, Department Bio-Engineering, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium

Author Information

  1. University of Antwerp, Operation Research Group, ANT/OR, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527330997

Online ISBN: 9783527649488

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Keywords:

  • sustainable chemical logistics;
  • optimization;
  • coordinated supply chain management;
  • horizontal collaboration;
  • co-modal transportation;
  • drayage operator

Summary

This chapter investigates the status of sustainability in chemical logistics and argues that organizational aspects have an important role to play: the efficient design and operation of a chemical supply chain is equally important as the use of the latest technological advances. Then, some ways in which the sustainability of chemical logistics can be improved are discussed: optimization in logistics, coordinated supply chain management, horizontal collaboration, and intermodal transportation.