Presentation on theme: "LIDIJA RUNKO LUTTENBERGER THE ROLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN PROMOTING SHORT-SEA SHIPPING."— Presentation transcript:
LIDIJA RUNKO LUTTENBERGER THE ROLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN PROMOTING SHORT-SEA SHIPPING
Scope IMLA 19 Opatija Initial environmental feasibility analysis of introducing and/or intensifying maritime liner services along the coast of Croatian mainland and the islands to and fro the mainland and island ports. Such services were in operation until some 50 years ago when they ceded their way to road transport That is certainly not a specific feature for Croatia only with the development of national highway systems in many countries since the 1950s, coastal shipping entered a new phase, that of decline the combination of governmental subsidies and reduced transit time for road transport shifted cargo movement from water transport.
Sustainable transportation system IMLA 19 Opatija allows the basic access needs of individuals and societies to be met safely in a manner consistent with human and ecosystem health with equity within and between generations affordable operates efficiently offers choice of transport mode supports a vibrant economy limits emissions and waste within the planet's ability to absorb them minimizes consumption of non-renewable resources to the sustainable yield level reuses and recycles its components minimizes the use of land minimises the production of noise
EC US MARAD IMLA 19 Opatija maritime transport of goods over relatively short distances, as opposed to the intercontinental cross- ocean deep sea shipping a form of commercial waterborne transportation that does not transit an ocean and utilizes inland and coastal waterways to move commercial freight Short-sea shipping - definitions
Short-sea shipping vs. land transport IMLA 19 Opatija Mode of transport Energy use in MJ/ton-m Road1.8 – 4.5 Rail0.4 – 1 Maritime /SSS 0.1 – 0.4 Inland navigation 0.42 – 0.56 more energy efficient shows better safety record than other types of transport expands the transportation network capacity, improves port productivity revives the maritime sector – SSS can be seen as investment in employment, contribution to turnover of the insurance, brokerage and freight forwarding sectors promotes intermodal integration, door-to-door, just-in- time practices, modern logistics integrates the islands SSS is unfortunately associated with a greater quantity of negative externalities as compared to deep - sea shipping on account of the need to use a greater number of small ships and the greater number of ports called at social and environmental costs of using water transport are not as high as those incurred from using road transport cost of building new roads splitting communities congestion accidents, etc. Public and env’t benefits
Environmental impact of shipping Today, shipping accounts for about a quarter of the world's nitrogen oxide emissions, which causes smog, and shipping emissions are growing significantly as marine transportation increases. routine discharges of oily bilge and ballast water from marine shipping dumping of non-biodegradable solid waste into the ocean accidental spills of oil toxics or other cargo or fuel at ports and while underway air emissions from the vessels' power supplies port and inland channel construction and management noise emissions, incl. underwater noise collisions with marine mammals ecological harm due to the introduction of exotic species transported by vessels IMLA 19 Opatija
Greenhouse gas emissions International aviation and shipping are the only greenhouse gas emitting sectors which are not covered by the Kyoto Protocol, reportedly due to lack of reliable emission data and lack of an agreed approach for defining responsibility by country. In its annual report, Carnival Cruise Lines admitted that its operations pump out 401 grams of CO2 per passenger. This is 36 more than the per-passenger emissions of Eurostar, and more than three times that of a passenger on a Boeing 747. Shipping accounts for abt. 3.3 percent of man-made CO 2 emissions worldwide By 2050 in the absence of policies ship emissions may grow by 150 to 250%, compared to the emissions in 2007, as a result of the growth in shipping Technical and operational measures could increase efficiency and reduce emissions rate by 25% to 75% below the current levels Introduction of a mandatory limit on the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships by IMO (July 2011) emission reductions only after 2019 waiver for new ships registered in developing countries IMLA 19 Opatija
Bunker fuel IMLA 19 Opatija heavy duty road transport is engaged in an ongoing improvement of air emissions performances, while maritime transport is very late and slow in this change ships use one of the dirties fuels on the planet – which can include fuel with a sulphur content of up to 15,000 ppm. (1,000 times higher than that used by trucks or buses) black carbon or soot is produced by ships through the incomplete combustion of diesel fuel responsible for severe public health and climate change impacts contributes to global warming by absorbing solar energy also when deposited on snow and ice, which leads to accelerated melting it is estimated that commercial shipping releases around 130,000 metric tons of black carbon a year– with much of it pumped out near highly populated coastlines medium speed marine engines, such as those used in tugboats, produce black carbon at more than twice the rate of slow speed engines
Ports IMLA 19 Opatija Shippers could further improve their environmental performance by lowering ship emissions while at port, where most of their external costs occur. All types of vessels engaged in SSS should use shore power (cold ironing) while at berth Being the interface between sea and land, ports are central to ecosystems and consequently must meet the environmental challenges to achieve sustainability Ports should comply with all applicable environmental review requirements, and ensure that this documentation is made easily available to the public
Integrated approach combination of technological development, regulation, education and financial instruments Halting and revising global warming will require innovations across every sector of the global economy. The steps that the shipping industry must take are clear: slower speeds, cleaner fuels, better ships. No other transport mode offers such a variety of vessels, from ageing rust buckets to hyper -modern, clean vessels. However, protecting the marine environment from polluting by shipping asks for more than a set of regulations IMLA 19 Opatija
For shipping to fulfil its «green» potential the industry must embrace a number of quality standards (technical condition of the vessel, recruitment, employment conditions - fatigue and stress are particularly pertinent to the coastal and short sea trades, training) SSS should be compatible with marine spatial planning efforts.
How Croatia approaches SSS IMLA 19 Opatija The priorities in written and non-written development strategies are associated either with integrations into international organizations and thereby the projects of international and fully economic interest or with the development of tourism which is not always subject to proper regulation and control Given the indentness of northern part of the Adriatic in European mainland, it is and will remain the object of interest for various forms of long-range maritime transport MedSECA for the Adriatic? (MARPOL Annex VI) Croatia rarely defends its sustainability and environmental interests within the framework of global development projects that it is to participate in The interest of our citizens, our natural resources, i.e. general public interest is given neither due attention nor priority. We are extinguishing our shipbuilding industry and thus centuries-old tradition of this region Short Sea Shipping Promotion Centre, Agency for Coastal Liner Maritime Traffic – effects? Difficulties occur in administrative, organisational, technical, technological and infrastructure shortcomings as well as inappropriately trained staff There is a low level of collaboration from the part of specialized universities which should be generators of development strategies
Education IMLA 19 Opatija As early as in 1793 Collegium Ragusinum (in present-day Dubrovnik) allows young noblemen to study navigation, and in 1849 the first maritime school was established in Bakar. Presently in Croatia there are maritime faculties in Rijeka, Split and Dubrovnik and maritime high schools in Split, Lošinj, Šibenik, Zadar, Bakar, Korčula and Dubrovnik. Since 1990, a total of 7312 students graduated from maritime high schools, acquiring the seagoing professions, and during the same period there were 4626 graduates from the maritime faculties. Ships are examined intensively, especially from engineering point of view. Although intermodality and short sea shipping chains demand that port terminals be integral parts of the shipping system – researchers are primarily interested in ships. Environmental issues, the application of new technology, and reduced number of crew demand more skilled and well trained land - based and onboard personnel and these serious problems deserve a scientific approach.
Conclusion IMLA 19 Opatija The Republic of Croatia has the sea, well-indented coast with numerous islands, long high-quality shipbuilding tradition, prestigious maritime training institutions and the need to protect its environment. Croatian maritime transport faculties and high schools should broaden the emphasis from studying technical features of the ship and navigation skills to considering integral role of shipping in local and world economy, society and environment. They should educate people able to draft maritime strategies at the national, regional and local level, that would benefit both our local needs and integration in international flow of passengers and goods. All educational institutions, from kindergartens to PhD courses, should teach environmental protection in order to make the population aware of transport solutions that will least degrade the environment. The existing historical ports in small coastal communities could easily accommodate smaller ships meaning that intervention in the space would be minor in scale. Croatians still have enough skills to teach and learn about, design and build the novel small-size green ships for sailing our seas and shuttle people and goods between local coastal communities and to export them wherever the decision makers are receptive for environmentally friendly and socially and economically relevant short-sea maritime transport.