The Consequences Of The Shipping Industry

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The shipping industry is one of the most important and efficient industries in the world. About 90% of the world trade uses the shipping industry. Without it, the whole world would starve because no resources would be imported or exported among countries. The shipping industry is also used in travelling and other luxuries. Some people would have their vacation, parties, or even their wedding on a yacht. The shipping industry is also the least environmentally damaging form of commercial transport compared with those of the land based industry that affects not only land but also water and air. However, compared with erosion, weathering, removal of trees, smoke belching and piling up a mountain of trash,the damage that the shipping industry contributes …show more content…
food waste or waste from undisciplined humans), or the most notorious damage—oil spill. Mentioned earlier, oil spill has tons of consequences. Life of marine creatures has the greatest threat. Since oil is less dense than water, it floats; thus covering the layer where oxygen should have passed through making the creatures hard to breathe. Another consequence is having their bodies covered with oil. This greatly affects the market. With fishes and other seafood being poisonous because of the oil, the supply will automatically drop. It is more of a problem if the time has the demand on top, resulting to consumers having incomplete satisfaction. But not only marine creatures are affected by an oil spill. Birds who have their wings contaminated with oil are not able to fly making them hard to travel from one place to another. Humans are also affected by oil spill not only in terms of the market industry. Humans refrain from going to beaches to swim into the sea as they fear to be covered in poisonous oil and have the possibility to …show more content…
People once thought that this is a problem that can never be answered and the whole sea might be affected. Luckily, government agencies concerned with the environment are making movements with regard to oil spills. Before, they tried to simply remove the oil from the water since oil floats on water. Unfortunately, it was a hard task. While they tried to remove the oil, the oil just slips, flows wherever on the water, or sometimes sticks on the machine used, making it impossible to remove. Years later, they found out that human hair can absorb the oil. They asked for volunteers who are willing to cut their hair for the sake of the protection of the marine life. But that wasn’t enough. Hair was also used for cancer patients; the demand of hair was really high but the supply was really low, making hair as an absorber out in the choices. Scientist today are helping with the agencies to improve the removal of oil from the sea water but unfortunately they cannot find any solution. In connection to marine creatures, Sepia pharaonis, better known as Pharaoh Cuttlefish,is a large cuttlefish species. It is commonly found in the Philippines where it is a part of the Filipino cuisine. Like any other shellfish, only the flesh is needed for cooking while the rest are just waste. Unlike hair, the supply of Sepia pharaonis’ parts other than flesh is very high but the demand is very

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