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Analysis of risk factors influencing the safety of maritime container supply chains

Wan, C, Yan, X, Zhang, D and Yang, Z (2019) Analysis of risk factors influencing the safety of maritime container supply chains. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 11 (6). pp. 476-507. ISSN 1756-6517

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Abstract

This paper aims to identify the major risk factors influencing the safety and security of maritime container supply chains (MCSCs) to aid the effective management of the associated risks. A novel risk classification framework, incorporating a Delphi survey and a risk matrix approach, is proposed to identify the major risk factors of significant safety concerns from five perspectives, including society, natural environment, management, infrastructure and technology, and operations. Relevant data for the assessment of all identified risk factors are collected through a large-scale questionnaire survey, and the identified risk factors are quantitatively evaluated regarding their occurrence likelihood and consequence severity. This paper extends the risk analysis from the segment level (e.g., nodes and links) to a supply chain level, and realises the hazard identification and risk evaluation of different MCSC segments on the same plate so that they can be better understood and managed from a systematic perspective. © 2019 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1503 Business and Management, 1507 Transportation and Freight Services
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Divisions: Maritime & Mechanical Engineering
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2020 11:47
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2020 11:47
DOI or Identification number: 10.1504/IJSTL.2019.103872
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12259

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