(PDF) Sustainability Challenges in Maritime Transport

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INVESTIGATE ENVIRONMENTALRISKS IN MARITIME LOGISTICSName of the StudentName of the University
Research backgroundIn Australia, 99% of the export is based on seatransport (Infrastructure.gov.au., 2018).Australian Maritime Safety Authority handles themarine transport portfolio in AustraliaThe primary role of this body is safety andprotection of the marine environmentThey also regulates actions of seafarers inAustralian waters
Research backgroundcontd.Oil spills from transport of oils to port resulted in oceanpollutionSound pollution also arise due to the movement of ships thatimpacts the marine animalsContamination of ocean water due to toxins and poisonouschemicals is responsible for threat of extinction of manymarine creaturesIncreasing in marine tourism also raises the risk of oceanpollutionImpact of marine transport on the ocean environment
Research backgroundcontd.The legislation Navigation Act 2012 provides internationalconventions to AustraliaNational Law- Marine Safety (Domestic CommercialVessel) National Law Act 2012 is also implementedIntergovernmental Agreement (IGA) on Commercial VesselSafetyThe regulation for maintenance of domestic commercialvessels is done by Council of Australian Governments(COAG) MinistersActions taken for improving the marine environment
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