Coping with Risk in Maritime Logistics

Managing risk, vulnerabilities and resilience in maritime logistics chains

is a competence development project financed by the Norwegian Research Council. The main objective of the project is to develop knowledge to understand sources, structures, processes and management aspects of the risks and vulnerabilities that origin when ship-owners extend their responsibility in cargo-owners’ value chains from port-to-port to door-to-door operations.

Key questions to be asked when defining the need for competence development in this area of shipping are:

  • Do we understand the sources and mechanisms of the vulnerabilities and risks in maritime logistics chains in its widest sense?
  • Do we have the ability to analyze vulnerability and risk scenarios and the likelihood and consequences of these scenarios in the maritime logistics chain?
  • Do we possess the appropriate measures, capacities and the ability to manage and mitigate vulnerabilities and risks in the extended maritime logistics contexts?