Essays on Maritime and Logistics Management Project Coursework

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The paper "Maritime and Logistics Management Project" is an outstanding example of management coursework.   The implications of the study are of paramount importance to the government and government agencies as well as other organizations involved in the Maritime transportation business (Brown & Savage, 1996). From the study findings, the results highlight that there is a need for a quicker response to an oil spill. The impacts of the oil spill by Laura D’ Amato on the Sydney Port Waters, fisheries and on tourism were limited and short term. This is attributed to the fact that there was a quick response to the oil spill (Andrew &   Krystal, 2003), which was well coordinated by the concerned stakeholders, such as the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Marine Incident Investigation Unit, the Sydney Port Harbour Control, NSW Fire Brigade and Shell Company. The study also implies that whereas Oil spills are perceived to have long term impacts, on the environment, human activities such as tourism and on the fisheries, (Burger, 1997), the negative consequences of the oil spills can significantly be reduced by using the appropriate methods of environmental cleaning and spilt oil collection (Richard & Julio, 2005).

The study implies that Oils spills have not only direct impacts on the tourism, fisheries and the port waters, but that that the spills can significantly affect the aforementioned factors indirectly. However, deriving and understanding the effects of Oil spills may at times be a challenge due to the vastness of the sea and the presence of several exogenous factors, influencing the marine environment. Moreover, changes in the marine environment are dynamic, such that no one factor can be singled out as the cause of marine destruction.

Moreover, several other pollutants with the same consequences as the oil spills end up in the sea, it is, therefore, challenging to evaluate the impacts of the oil spills independent of other factors. The study findings also imply that there is a need to have a policy outline and a clear blueprint and a guiding metric of gauging the impacts of Oil spills that goes beyond the evaluation of the direct impacts that may be important for assisting countries, states, localities, and concerned stakeholders in their efforts to establish and maintain coherent oil spill recovery efforts. Coherence among the stakeholders concerned with the management of oil spills assists in facilitating recovery from oil spills.

This coherence was cited in the way Sydney Port Harbour Control, NSW Fire Brigade and Shell Company responded to the oil spill. This has the advantage of creating a consistent and collaborative environment when responding to the occurrence of spills. A second potential advantage is that it may allow for more focused and more efficient instruction and management during oil spills.

Finally, coherence among the stakeholders concerned with the maritime business offers additional opportunities for capacity building. There is an importance of developing strategies and mechanisms that allow for consistency over time, in the way of responding to oil spills. The way and means of responding to oil spills may need to strike a balance between current and desired practise, and between different methodologies, so as to decrease the negative consequences of the oil spills.

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