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Unknown Unknowns: US container port resilience in the new Panama Canal expansion era

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Justice, V and Bhaskar, PR and Pateman, H and Cain, PA and Cahoon, SC, Unknown Unknowns: US container port resilience in the new Panama Canal expansion era, IAME 2014: conference proceedings, 15-18 July 2014, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, pp. 1-20. (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Abstract

The resilience of US container ports is increasingly challenged by disruptive and stressful events such as regulatory change, adverse weather, larger container ship sizes, changing patterns of trade and sea routes, and importantly, the still to be quantified effects of enlarging the capabilities and capacity of the Panama Canal. Port sustainability requires the operators to be resilient in their practices, to maintain existing performance levels and to increase market share when opportunity presents. The primary question that this paper addresses is how the US container port might be affected by adverse events, how it transacts its resilience processes, and what key nodal actors within the port networks might become crucial to these processes. A conceptual framework for mapping port system resilience is developed to highlight the key relationships and feedback loops. The framework provides the basis for further research to assist US portsí survival and growth.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:port management, sustainability, resilience
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation and Freight Services
Research Field:Transportation and Freight Services not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water Transport
Objective Field:International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport)
Author:Bhaskar, PR (Mr Prashant Bhaskar)
Author:Pateman, H (Ms Hilary Pateman)
Author:Cain, PA (Mr Peter Cain)
Author:Cahoon, SC (Dr Stephen Cahoon)
ID Code:93875
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2014-08-20
Last Modified:2015-03-16
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