ENVIRONMENTAL TRENDS OF PORTS AND HARBOURS: IMPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

From an ecological perspective, the traditional view of ports as evolving from human settlements to distribution centers is revisited. The discussion is crucial because of the persisting conventional approach to global port development, i.e., directed mainly by technological optimization related to cargo transfer and ocean transportation. Growing environmental concerns and realities reveal the need for a broader environmental picture in which the port is seen as a larger interactive coastal ecosystem, with environmental pressures by the port on the surrounding environment, as well as by the environment of the port. This paper proposes an ecological basis for coastal port development, analyzes the environmental implications of riverine linkages between port and hinterland, and describes some environmental consequences of changing industrialization and chemical practices. Initiatives for relevant planning and future port management are identified.

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    Taylor & Francis

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  • Authors:
    • Vandermeulen, J H
  • Publication Date: 1996-1

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00724397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 6 1996 12:00AM