External Costs of Maritime Transport

15-06-2007

This note assesses the total and specific external costs of maritime transport. Three main external factors are analysed: a) marine pollution (discharges into the sea); b) air quality (atmospheric emissions); c) climate change (greenhouse gases). In addition, physical impacts are quantified for a second group of factors for which monetary values are not available: d) resources consumption; e) solid (garbage) and liquid (sludge) waste. Illegal discharges are also assessed in this briefing paper. The final chapter contains recommendations regarding cost-efficient and promising measures to reduce/internalise the external costs of maritime transport

This note assesses the total and specific external costs of maritime transport. Three main external factors are analysed: a) marine pollution (discharges into the sea); b) air quality (atmospheric emissions); c) climate change (greenhouse gases). In addition, physical impacts are quantified for a second group of factors for which monetary values are not available: d) resources consumption; e) solid (garbage) and liquid (sludge) waste. Illegal discharges are also assessed in this briefing paper. The final chapter contains recommendations regarding cost-efficient and promising measures to reduce/internalise the external costs of maritime transport

Autorzy zewnętrzni

Silvia Maffii (project leader), Andrea Molocchi and Cosimo Chiffi (TRT Trasporti e Territorio Srl)