Title: Quality concepts for environmental sustainability in seaports: a case study from Egypt

Authors: Alsnosy Balbaa, Jayantha P. Liyanage, Ashraf Labib

Addresses: Arab Academy of Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Alexandria 1029, Egypt. ' Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Stavanger, Stavanger 4036, Norway. ' Arab Academy of Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Alexandria 1029, Egypt

Abstract: Environmental sustainability in seaports is an issue of timely importance in many countries given the rapid increase in port-to-port traffic and harbour capacity. This paper explores the situation in one of the ports in Egypt, its challenges in terms of environmental aspects and current pollution situation. It argues that managing environmental sustainability in marine ports requires more focus on quality. The paper compiles insights and arguments in the choice of an appropriate quality management framework that can play a pivotal role to enhance the environmental sustainability in seaports.

Keywords: environmental pollution; quality management; seaports; sustainability; marine ports; Egypt; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETM.2009.023744

International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 2009 Vol.10 No.3/4, pp.427 - 441

Published online: 09 Mar 2009 *

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