1st Edition

Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports

    318 Pages 53 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    318 Pages 53 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    As key links in transportation and supply chains, the effect of climate change on seaports has broad implications for the development prospects of the global economy. However, the picture is very uncertain because the impacts of climate change will be felt very differently around the world, both positively and negatively. This book addresses the need for quality theoretical analysis, highly innovative assessment methodologies, and insightful empirical global experiences so as to identify the best international practices, planning and appropriate policies to effectively adapt to, develop resilience, and indeed benefit from, the impacts posed by climate change on transportation and supply chains.

    This book comprises of theories, methodologies and case studies from five continents (Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Oceania) addressing climate change and the adaptation planning of ports and transportation infrastructures. With reputable contributors from academic, policymaking and professional sectors, it critically analyses the recent attempts by ports in establishing adaptation plans and strategies so to enhance ports and other transportation infrastructures’ resilience to the climate change risks.

    This is the first book of its kind to focus on climate change adaptation for ports. It offers useful and comprehensive guidance to senior policymakers, industrial practitioners and researchers who are eager to understand the dynamics between climate change, adaptation planning of ports and transportation infrastructures.

    Chapter 1 Time to Act: The Criticality of Ports in Adapting To the Impacts Posed By Climate Change Adolf K.Y. Ng, Austin Becker, Stephen Cahoon, Shu-Ling Chen, Paul Earl and Zaili Yang   Chapter 2 Seaport Adaptation for Climate Change: The Roles of Stakeholders and the Planning Process Steven Messner, Austin Becker and Adolf K.Y. Ng Chapter 3 Analyzing Risks Posed By Climate Change on Ports: A Fuzzy Approach Zaili Yang, Stephen Cahoon, Shu-Ling Chen, Adolf K.Y. Ng and Austin Becker Chapter 4 Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies of Canadian Ports and Shipping: The Case of the St. Lawrence- Great Lakes System Brian Slack and Claude Comtois Chapter 5 Climate Change and the Adaptation Planning Of Inland Port and Rail Infrastructures in the Province Of Manitoba in Canada Tianni Wang, Spencer Samsom, Adolf K.Y. Ng and Paul Earl Chapter 6 The Impacts of Hurricane Sandy on the Port Of New York and New Jersey: Lessons Learned For Port Recovery and Resilience Tiffany C. Smythe Chapter 7 Climate Adaptation of German North Sea Ports: The Example of Bremerhaven Winfried Osthorst   Chapter 8 Port Planning and Climate Change: Evidence from Italy Cusano, Maria Inés Cusano, Claudio Ferrari and Alessio Tei Chapter 9 Adaptation to an Increase in Typhoon Intensity and Sea Level Rise by Japanese Ports Miguel Esteban, Hiroshi Takagi and Tomoya Shibayama Chapter 10 Modeling and Evaluation of Green Port Development: A Case Study on Tianjin Port Di Zhang, Chengpeng Wan and Zaili Yang Chapter 11 Terminal Maritimo Muelles El Bosque, Cartagena, Colombia Vladimir Stenek, Jean-Christophe Amado, Richenda Connell, Olivia Palin, Stewart Wright, Ben Pope, John Hunter, James Mcgregor, Will Morgan, Ben Staley, Richard Washington, Diana Liverman, Hope Sherwin, Paul Kapelus, Carlos Andrade, And José Daniel Pabón Chapter 12 Climate Change Adaptation in the Panama Canal Michele Acciaro Chapter 13 The Impact of Climate Change on Australian Ports and Supply Chains: The Emergence of Adaptation Strategies Stephen Cahoon, Shu-Ling Chen, Benjamin Brooks and Greg Smith Chapter 14 A Decision Support Toolkit for Climate Resilient Seaports in the Pacific Region   Darren Mcevoy, Jane Mullett1, Alexei Trundle, Andrew Hunting, Daniel Kong and Sujeeva Setunge Chapter 15 Canada’s Arctic Shipping Challenge: Towards A 21st Century Northwest Passage Michael C. Ircha and John Higginbotham Chapter 16 Arctic Transportation and New Global Supply Chain Organizations: The Northern Sea Route in the International Economic Geography Jerome Verny Chapter 17 The State Of Climate Adaptation for Ports and the Way Forward Austin Becker


    Adolf K.Y. Ng is Professor of Transportation and Supply Chain Management at the Asper School of Business of the University of Manitoba, Canada.

    Austin Becker is Assistant Professor of Coastal Planning, Policy, and Design at the University of Rhode Island (URI), USA.

    Stephen Cahoon is the Director of the Sense-T NICTA Logistics Lab at the University of Tasmania, Australia.

    Shu-ling Chen is a Senior Lecturer at the Australian Maritime College of the University of Tasmania, Australia.

    Paul Earl is Senior Scholar at the Asper School of Business of the University of Manitoba, Canada.

    Zaili Yang is Professor of Maritime Transport at Liverpool John Moores University, UK.