Interdependency of port clusters during regional disasters

External disruptions to a port may result for storms, such as Hurricane Mathew and Super Storm Sandy as well as terrorism and oil/hazardous material spill. The overall impact of a disruption on a port is a function of vulnerability of the port and the severity of the disruption. The resiliency of ports and inland waterways is critical for maintaining the flow of essential goods throughout the United States and is critical to national security and defense readiness (Sturgis et al., 2014). The research seeks to build upon the prior knowledge and expand the scientific understanding of regional disruptions to port clusters, areas of the country with multiple ports servicing the same region. The contribution of this research is to empirically show how port clusters rely upon each other during disruptive events to increase the overall resiliency of water bourne commerce during disruptive events.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $158122
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747130

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Gulf Coast Research Center for Evacuation and Transportation Resiliency

      Louisiana State University
      3221 P.F. Taylor Hall
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
    • Performing Organizations:

      Gulf Coast Research Center for Evacuation and Transportation Resiliency

      Louisiana State University
      3221 P.F. Taylor Hall
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wolshon, Brian

    • Start Date: 20180101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01659458
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747130
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Feb 6 2018 11:15AM