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Promoting Sustainability at the Ports through Knowledge Sharing

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Ports are a major source of economic activity and environmental pollution. They use a variety of equipment for loading/unloading and movement of cargo, such as marine vessels, cranes, trucks and railroads. These activities can cause large amounts of pollution to the air, water and soil media. Despite the pollution generated, it also serves as a medium for tourism with its cruise liners. This paper discusses port activities and how it effects the environment. The main focus of this paper is Knowledge Sharing for Sustainability of Ports. Sustainability indicators should help in evaluating port conditions and this knowledge sharing among the proposed 10 major world ports should accelerate economic growth and use of latest technologies for pollution reduction.

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Kura, B. , Dunn, C. , Iyer, A. and Ajdari, E. (2014) Promoting Sustainability at the Ports through Knowledge Sharing. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 2, 143-150. doi: 10.4236/gep.2014.22020.

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