Society needs resilient, low carbon gateways to prosper. In an increasingly disruptive world, resilient ports will connect people and supply chains, protect and enhance the environment, and provide opportunities for people to thrive – despite the shocks and stresses they may face.
This framework for action describes ten goals – across three dimensions: economy and society; leadership and strategy; and infrastructure and ecosystems – that together can transform port performance. It provides a line of sight for resilience from a policy level through to implementation at a port asset level.
The framework has been developed through research on global supply chain challenges, through investigation of wider port case studies, and by building on proven resilience frameworks developed for other sectors. The framework recognises resilience alongside traditional and contemporary port indicators, fostering an integrated approach.