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Optimising the climate resilience of shipping networks

Poo, MC-P and Yang, Z (2020) Optimising the climate resilience of shipping networks. In: IAME 2020 Conference . (International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) 2020 Conference, 10 June 2020 - 13 June 2020, Hong Kong).

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Abstract

Climate catastrophes (e.g. hurricane, flooding and heat waves) are generating increasing impact on port operations and hence configuration of shipping networks. This paper formulates the routing problem to optimise the resilience of shipping networks, by taking into account the disruptions due to climate risks to port operations. It first describes a literature review with the emphasis on environmental sustainability, port disruptions due to climate extremes and routing optimisation in shipping operations. Second, a centrality assessment of port cities by a novel multi-centrality-based indicator is implemented. Third, a climate resilience model is developed by incorporating the port disruption days by climate risks into shipping route optimisation. Its main contribution is constructing a novel methodology to connect climate risk indices, centrality assessment, and shipping routing to observe the changes of global shipping network by climate change impacts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: Engineering
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2020 09:29
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2020 12:34
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13965

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