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Taylor and Francis
This paper identifies the main gaps in understanding maritime risks in transportation research, in relation to the increased risks and catastrophic losses in maritime transport associated with large-scale natural hazards, such as earthquakes, tsunami, cyclones, and other extreme weather events. The gaps are attributed to insufficient empirical work available from the maritime transport and logistics research community to guide multi-risk and natural hazards impact assessment on seaport and cargo. In addition, disaster studies communities have barely made adequate efforts to understand and assess port and cargo risks arising from multi-hazards and disaster events. This paper examines existing conceptual frameworks concerning exposure and risk assessments of natural catastrophe’s impacts. Furthermore, the paper identifies trends and gaps in risk assessment frameworks in the field of disaster studies that can be beneficial for maritime risk research.
This paper adds value to maritime policy and research by critically assessing the concepts and existing conceptual frameworks. The authors propose a new risk assessment framework that can guide future research and multi-hazard risk assessment processes at different scales of maritime risks, as outlined below:
Journal of Maritime Policy & Management, Volume 0, Issue 0, November 2016, pp. 1-15.
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