Container transportation as an interdependent security problem

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Gkonis, KG en
dc.contributor.author Psaraftis, HN en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T11:45:07Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T11:45:07Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 19387741 en
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.lib.ntua.gr/xmlui/handle/123456789/37234
dc.subject Container transportation en
dc.subject Game theory en
dc.subject Interdependent security en
dc.title Container transportation as an interdependent security problem en
heal.type other en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1007/s12198-010-0047-y en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12198-010-0047-y en
heal.publicationDate 2010 en
heal.abstract This paper concerns container shipping transportation viewed as an interdependent security system. The methodological background is the use of game-theory in the investigation of how interdependence affects individual choices about security expenditures in so-called interdependent systems (IDS problems). Any agent's incentive to adopt security measures depends on the actions of others because of the negative externalities created among them. In this context, we examine security questions in container transportation and more specifically we focus on investments in container checking systems at ports, considering the currently much debated 100% scanning requirement of containers destined to USA. It is obvious, that in such analysis there is a demand to balance the cost of investing in (installing) and operating such a system and the reduction in the risk of a potential damage from a ""dangerous"" container from a security point of view. A transferred ""dangerous container"", which may pass through another agent / port (screening point), introduces an additional dimension of risk. Useful suggestions are reached from such a treatment of the subject and policy dimensions emerge, such as the potential need for coordinating mechanisms among ports. © 2010 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC. en
heal.journalName Journal of Transportation Security en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s12198-010-0047-y en
dc.identifier.spage 1 en
dc.identifier.epage 15 en

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record