Toward a Study of Environmental Impact of Shipping Industry and Proposal of Alternative Solutions

  • Abdelmoula Ait AllalEmail author
  • Khalifa Mansouri
  • Mohamed Youssfi
  • Mohammed Qbadou
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 913)


The maritime industry is considered as the main pillar for the worldwide economy trade. It is the propulsion engine for the economy development and prosperity of many countries. This shipping industry encounter many challenges to ensure its competitiveness and its environmental sustainability. However, the ship operation generates many environmental pollutants that harm the air and oceans. It daily produce sludge, bilge water, garbage, sewage and harmful the ecosystem by the ballast water exchange operation. In this paper, we aim at identifying and quantifying these products and to assess their impact on the marine environment. Alternative solutions are proposed to reduce the shipping environmental impact. The concept of autonomous ship is also proposed as an alternative for an environmentally sustainable maritime industry.


Shipping industry Ocean pollution Environment Conventional ship GHG emission 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdelmoula Ait Allal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Khalifa Mansouri
    • 1
  • Mohamed Youssfi
    • 1
  • Mohammed Qbadou
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory: Signals, Distributed Systems and Artificial Intelligence (SSDIA), ENSET MohammediaUniversity Hassan IICasablancaMorocco

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