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Risk Assessment for Maritime Container Transportation Security [JEMS Maritime Sci]
JEMS Maritime Sci. 2023; 11(4): 304-316 | DOI: 10.4274/jems.2023.80148

Risk Assessment for Maritime Container Transportation Security

Ferhan Oral1, Serim Paker2
1Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Maritime, Department of Marine Transportation Engineering, İzmir, Türkiye
2Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Maritime, Department of Maritime Business Administration, İzmir, Türkiye

Container shipping is the backbone of the global supply chain, and its security is directly linked to the global economy. Disruptions in container transportation could have severe consequences, such as an increase in transport and insurance costs and damage to the environment and cargo. The first aim of this study is to identify, assess, and prioritize the security risks associated with maritime container transportation using the Delphi technique and to draw a risk map accordingly. The second aim is to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to using SWOT analysis from a security perspective. Maritime container transportation between Türkiye and the Far East serves as a case study for this purpose. As a conclusion of the first part of the study, the risk of cyber-attacks has one of the highest probability factors scored first, war and warlike conditions having the highest impact factor scored second, and piracy and armed robbery scored third in general. In the second part, the SWOT factors are determined and prioritized using the Analytic Hierarchy Process. Strengths scored the highest among the main SWOT factors, which indicates that it is more prominent than other factors. Weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to. The overall conclusion drawn is that security risk assessment has become essential given recent technological changes, such as the increasing risk of cyber-attacks on electronic navigational aids, and geopolitics, such as tensions in the Middle East and the South China Sea.

Keywords: Transportation security, Risk assessment, Delphi, SWOT, AHP

Ferhan Oral, Serim Paker. Risk Assessment for Maritime Container Transportation Security. JEMS Maritime Sci. 2023; 11(4): 304-316

Corresponding Author: Ferhan Oral, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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