Our partner CERTH attended the ICTR2019 Conference (October 24-25, 2019 – Athens) to present 2 papers related to SUPAIR work.
The presentations were included in the session regarding Resilience & Security.
Below more information on the papers:
- Port environmental sustainability: Best practice identification in Europe and the value of knowledge and experience-sharing – Eleftherios Sdoukopoulos, Nikolaos Anastasiadis, Alkiviadis Tromaras and Maria Boile
Abstract: The stricter upcoming environmental regulations in shipping will fully complement the long ongoing ‘greening’ efforts of the port industry, which ultimately aims to transit towards zero-emission and carbon-neutral operations. Several EU ports have been driving major advancements in their environmental performance while key networks, such as EcoPorts, facilitate performance assessments to a European benchmark, and consequently the identification of existing gaps and areas for improvement. Within this process, the identification of best practices and the sharing of targeted relevant information is of significant added value, since low-carbon action plans can be better informed and the successful implementation of selected solutions can be ensured. To this end, this paper describes the methodology that was devised in the SUPAIR project for identifying best practice sustainable ports in the EU, where in the top two, study visits were undertaken for the 7 SUPAIR ports to gain valuable insights and information on promising solutions.
- Comprehensive risk management framework for transit port infrastructure – Attila Akac, Afroditi Anagnostopoulou and Maria Boile
Abstract: Risk management has evolved over the years from risk transfer or avoidance to a proactive process to create higher value on port facilities (Srikanth & Venkataraman). The reduction of risks due to the evolving competitive environment can be considered as a major objective for the modern port industry (Chlomoudis et al., 2013) and previous research efforts have been focused on different stages of risk management cycle such as risk identification, risk mitigation, risk preparedness, risk response and recovery process in the recent decades. Different decision-analysis tools, both qualitative and quantitative, have been developed following a generic taxonomy for the classification of elements and hazards in order to be comprehensive for global use. Studying the pertinent literature, several strategic or tactical approaches for various port infrastructures have been proposed, however, only few studies demonstrate a strategic framework for an integrated risk management plan. This study aims to create a holistic framework for risk management in transit ports. Previously developed schemes and workflows combine existing methodologies and decision-making tools in a comprehensive form, in order to support port authorities to identify possible poor risk prevention measures and guide them to tackle risks separately with a strategic point of view. The proposed framework studies the linkage between risk type classifications and existing risk management methodologies with the aim to be used as a comparative tool for strategic decision-making processes. Moreover, a case study is presented to evaluate and assess the use of the proposed framework for the main port-hinterland infrastructure of Thessaloniki city. The derived results identify major risks that may influence Thessaloniki port, a list of safeguard actions per risk type and a workflow process supporting the implementation of a risk prevention plan.