Intermodal Maritime Security

Intermodal Maritime Security

Supply Chain Risk Mitigation

1st Edition - November 26, 2020

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  • Editors: Gary Gordon, Richard Young
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128204290
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128199459

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Intermodal Maritime Security: Supply Chain Risk Mitigation offers every stakeholder involved in international transactions the tools needed to assess the essential risks, threats and vulnerabilities within the global supply chain. The book examines the role intermodal maritime transportation plays in global security, surveying its critical policies, procedures, operations, infrastructure and systems. Linking new technological standards with intermodal operations, this book provides the foundational knowledge readers need, including transportation and maritime trade students, researchers, practitioners and regulatory agencies.

Key Features

  • Blends academic knowledge with real-world experiences
  • Drawn from subject matter experts in academia, importers and exporters, transportation firms, and trade intermediaries
  • Breadth of multidisciplinary coverage from maritime supply chains, port and maritime operations, as well as cyber and physical security


Transportation, Operations Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Maritime researchers, scholars, and graduate students. Maritime industry practitioners, consultants, and authorities

Table of Contents

  • Section I Introduction
    1. 9/11, MTSA and how we got to where we are

    Section II Overview of Intermodal Maritime Operations
    2. Intermodalism History, Advantages, and Disadvantages
    3. Water and Landside Components
    4. Other Transportation Modes

    Section III The Nature of Intermodal Maritime Security Risk
    5. Nature of the Intermodal Maritime Security Risk
    6. Components of Intermodal Maritime Security Risk
    7. Threats from Terrorists and other Violent Non-State Actors
    8. Physical and Technological Considerations
    9. Vulnerabilities, Gaps and the Future of Physical and Technological Security Measures
    10. Information Security and Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities

    Section IV Security Measures and Public Policy
    11. Multilateral Trading Partner Policies
    12. Intermodal Transport Security: An Israeli Perspective

    Section V Risk Mitigation Approach
    13. Assessment at Foreign Ports of Loading
    14. In-Transit Threats and Risk Management
    15. Assessment at U.S. Ports
    16. Routing Analysis, Risk and Resiliency

    Section VI The Way Forward: Recommendations
    17. Application of Systems Theory
    18. Public Policy and Security Partnerships
    19. Intermodal Maritime Security: Where Do We Go From Here?

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: November 26, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128204290
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128199459

About the Editors

Gary Gordon

Gary Gordon is Senior Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Previously he held positions as a railroad engineering officer, U.S. Army transportation officer, U.S. Government transportation security director and transportation operations, infrastructure and security consultant. He is co-author, with Richard Young, of Railway Security: Protecting Against Manmade and Natural Disasters, on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Transportation Security and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers’ Resilience Community of Interest. His work has been published in The Military Engineer, Transportation Research Record of the Transportation Research Board, Journal of Emergency Management, and Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Adjunct Professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies/Security Studies Program and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA

Richard Young

Richard Young is Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at Pennsylvania State University. Previously he held corporate supply chain management positions and was as consultant for a wide range of transportation and industrial firms. He is on the editorial boards of several supply chain journals, a Fulbright German Research Scholar, and received the Distinguished Educator Award of the National Defense Transportation Association. His work has been published in Journal of Transportation Security, Transportation Journal, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Logistics Management, and Journal of Emergency Management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, Pennsylvania State University, USA

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