A well functioning transport system is a very important requirement for a modern industrialized society with expanded trade and integration between countries. Transport is also responsible for an increasing portion of the energy consumption and thereby for many of the harmful effects on the environment. Pollution from transport is a significant component for all transport modes with direct pollution in the road, seas and air sectors and many indirect pollution from the electricity production for railways. The essential harmful impacts on the environment from transport can be summarized as follows: (1) operational pollution such as air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution and noise pollution; 2) the use of land and barrier effects; (3) risk inherent in the carriage of dangerous goods; and (4) congestion.

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    International Navigation Association

    Graaf de Ferraris-gebouw, Boulevard du Roi Albert II 20, Box 3
    B-1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Publication Date: 1999


  • English

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00803373
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 2872231102
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 8 2001 12:00AM