World Seaborne Trade with Oil: One of Main Cause for Oil Spills?

Last modified: 
March 23, 2020 - 12:17pm
Type: Journal Article
Year of publication: 2020
Date published: 01/2020
Authors: Andrea Galieriková, Matúš Materna
Journal title: Transportation Research Procedia
Volume: 44
Pages: 297 - 304
ISSN: 23521465

Oil is a main driver for the growth of modern economies because of its multifaceted use in transport, energy and manufacturing. Due to uneven distribution of petroleum products across the world, maritime transportation of mineral oils has increased. The main objective of the paper is to examine data on oil spills created by oil tankers for the past 50 years and to examine trends in oil trading and oil spill pollution in an effort to analyse the state of pollution in major oil disasters. The paper also considers the key factors of tanker oil spills and summarizes strategies and directions for the global maritime transport industry to prevent oil tanker pollution in the future.

Freely available?: 
Summary available?: