Marine Pollution: The Uncharted Course of Indian Shipping Industry

Jennifer Pamela Manuel, Ch.Bala Nageswara Rao
2018 Zenodo  
Ports are the hubs which form a connecting link between waterways and mainland for transportation of goods. A country's major development depends on the activities conducted within the ports of the nation. In the late 20th century, people developed an interest towards the impact of human activities on the environment. This has led to the beginning of environmental history. Ports can cause environmental and physical safety concerns of if its construction and operations are not addressed. The
more » ... ges that are caused due to neglect can be irreparable in the near future. Assessing and determining the impact of the port activities on the environment, periodically by mitigation strategies can help reduce or prevent damages to the environment. Transport systems are absolutely necessary and critical for day to day activities but are known to carry environmental costs. With increased need for transportation, pollution has also increased tremendously with emissions from ships. Air pollution in ports is a concern of great importance not only because of chemical effluents but also because of emissions from the ships and harbor specific activities. Therefore Identification of possible sources of pollution, prevention and control by regular monitoring and forecasting is of utmost importance. Environmental management plan should be incorporated by all ports to monitor air and water quality continuously.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2246803 fatcat:33mprnk5dbcclck5ls63gn2jb4