Container port expansion towards the sea in the context of maritime spatial planning.

Abstract: 

The growth in the size of ships causes, in particular, a significant increase in demand for port services and for the depths of water areas needed to serve ships in the ports. Due to technological changes in the trans-shipment and storage systems, and, on the other hand, due to the continuing pressure of developing cities, ports increasingly have inadequate space reserves for their activities, and so they move their activities towards the sea. The paper discusses the reasons for the phenomenon of expansion of ports towards the sea and its effects on maritime spatial planning.

Sea Basin(s): 
Year: 
January 2019
Application in MSP: 
Unknown effect
Sectors: 
Ports
Shipping
Type of Issue: 
Coexistence of uses
Type of practice: 
Study
Stage of MSP cycle: 
Vision and aims
Analyse spatial aspects
Develop and implement plan
Coherence with other processes: 
Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Marine Strategy Framework Directive

QUESTIONS THIS PRACTICE MAY HELP ANSWER: 

  • What is a seaport today?
  • What are the impacts of port development on the marine environment?
  • How to introduce the principles of environmental compensation in maritime spatial planning? 

IMPLEMENTATION CONTEXT: 

The study was conducted by the researcher from the Faculty of Architecture, Gdańsk University of Technology.

ASPECTS / OBJECTIVES: 

The aim of the study is to discuss the causes behind the phenomenon of expansion of sea ports towards the sea and its effects on maritime planning.

METHOD: 

The research is based on the extensive literature review and analysis.

MAIN OUTPUTS / RESULTS: 

The article discusses the causes behind the phenomenon of expansion of sea ports towards the sea and its effects on maritime planning.

TRANSFERABILITY: 

The findings of this study are applicable to any MSP process.

Responsible Entity: 

Faculty of Architecture, Gdańsk University of Technology.

Contact person: 

Karolina A. Krośnicka: karolina.krosnicka@pg.edu.pl

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