Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Publisher DOI: 10.3390/su13148035
Title: Risk management in seaports : a community analysis at the port of Hamburg
Language: English
Authors: Nagi, Ayman  
Schröder, Meike 
Kersten, Wolfgang  
Keywords: risk management; stakeholder analysis; community detection; operational risks; safety risks; natural disasters; seaport
Issue Date: 19-Jul-2021
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Source: Sustainability 13 (14): 8035 (2021)
Abstract (english): 
The aim of this work is to detect communities of stakeholders at the port of Hamburg regarding their communication intensity in activities related to risk management. An exploratory mixed-method design is chosen as a methodology based on a compact survey and semi-structured interviews, as well as secondary data. A compact survey at the port of Hamburg is utilized to address the communication intensity values among stakeholders. Based on 28 full responses, the data is extracted, cleansed, and prepared for the network analysis using the software “Gephi”. Thereafter, the Louvain community detection algorithm is used to extract the communities from the network. A plausibility check is carried out using 15 semi-structured interviews and secondary data to verify and refine the results of the community analysis. The results have revealed different communities for the following risk categories: (a) natural disasters and (b) operational and safety risks. The focus of cooperation is on the reactive process and emergency plans. For instance, emergency plans play an important role in the handling of natural disasters such as floods or extreme winds.
DOI: 10.15480/882.3680
ISSN: 2071-1050
Journal: Sustainability 
Other Identifiers: doi: 10.3390/su13148035
Institute: Logistik und Unternehmensführung W-2 
Document Type: Article
Project: Mitigating the Effects of Emergencies in Baltic Sea Region Ports 
Publikationsfonds 2021 
Funded by: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI)
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme
EU Strategy For The Baltic Sea Region 
More Funding information: This work was supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) within the scope of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme through the EUSBSR flagship project HAZARD ( (accessed on 15 April 2021)). Publishing fees supported by Funding Programme “Open Access Publishing” of Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH).
License: CC BY 4.0 (Attribution) CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
Appears in Collections:Publications with fulltext

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
sustainability-13-08035-v2.pdf4 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

Page view(s)

Last Week
Last month
checked on Jun 4, 2023


checked on Jun 4, 2023


Last Week
Last month
checked on Jun 29, 2022

Google ScholarTM


Note about this record

Cite this record


This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons