Title: Upgrading NY-NJ Harbor: risks and challenges

Authors: Phyllis Blake; Deborah Schwartz; Theodore M. Schwartz

Addresses: Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, USA ' Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, USA ' Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, USA

Abstract: New York-New Jersey Harbor is an economic engine for the east coast of the USA, providing efficient and cost-effective processing of imported and exported goods. Markets for these goods extend throughout New York, New Jersey, New England, and Canada, involving intermodal transportation systems (rail, highway, air) from the harbour to these markets. As a result of a Panama Canal project scheduled to complete in 2014, New York Harbor must make changes to accommodate larger ships or risk declining in importance. This paper examines the risks and challenges of these changes in terms of competition, infrastructure, environmental, financial, and security impacts.

Keywords: New York and New Jersey Harbor; NY-NJ Harbor; harbour upgrading; port upgrading; Bayonne Bridge; post-Panamax; climate change; port security; Marine Transportation System; MTS; dredging; harbour maintenance; port infrastructure; Port of New York and New Jersey; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; USA; United States; competition; environmental impact; financial impact; risk assessment.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBCRM.2013.058409

International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 2013 Vol.4 No.3, pp.266 - 282

Received: 21 Jun 2013
Accepted: 30 Sep 2013

Published online: 22 Dec 2013 *

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