A Multi-Agent Based Approach for Risk Management in a Port Container Terminal

TitleA Multi-Agent Based Approach for Risk Management in a Port Container Terminal
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsBearzotti, L, Gonzalez, R
EditorKersten, W, Blecker, T, Ringle, CM
Title of ProceedingsNext Generation Supply Chains
Volume18
Page515
Publisherepubli
Conference LocationHamburg
ISBN Number978-3-8442-9879-6; 978-3-7375-0340-2
ISSN NumberISSN (print) 2365-4430, ISSN (online) 2365-5070
Keywordscontainer port terminal, event management, multi-agent system, Risk Management
Abstract

The growth of foreign trade and globalization emphasize the weaknesses of
extended supply chain in front of occurrence of disruptive events that impact
differently (deviation, disruption, disaster) the normal operation, in some cases
the consequences are temporary but the worst scenario is when the event
produces a permanent cessation of its activities. Then the ports are a strategic
actor because if they have problems with their operations the others in the
supply chain will be affected negatively, so the ports resilience determines the
level of resilience of multiple supply chain in which they participate.
Because of this it is necessary to have tools that provide support to the process
of risk management in order to have proactive and reactive, responses to the
different disruption events that may occur in its operation. In this paper a multiagent
approach to risk management in container terminal is presented.