Security and Environmental Sustainability of Multimodal Transport

  • Michael Bell
  • Solmaz Haji Hosseinloo
  • Urszula Kanturska

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Transportation Security and Vulnerability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Chiara Bersani, Riccardo Minciardi, Angela Maria Tomasoni, Roberto Sacile
      Pages 23-36
  3. Hazmat Transportation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 74-74
    2. Angélica Lozano, Ángeles Muñoz, Luis Macias, Juan Pablo Antun
      Pages 75-88
    3. Yashoda Dadkar, Linda Nozick, Dean Jones
      Pages 89-110
    4. Azedine Boulmakoul, Adil El Bouziri, Mohamed Chala, Robert Laurini
      Pages 119-147
  4. Risk in Multi-Modal Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 168-168
    2. Pamela Murray-Tuite
      Pages 169-182
    3. Xiaofeng Nie, Rajan Batta, Li Lin
      Pages 213-224
  5. Environmental Sustainability of Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 226-226
    2. Konstantinos Zavitsas, Michael G. H. Bell
      Pages 227-246

About these proceedings


Not until the recent attacks on transport systems has transport security become a focus of public concern and academic research. Various aspects of transport security have already been analysed under different agendas. Some research was focused on the potential risk to the environment resulting from transport, in particular from the transport of hazardous or dangerous goods, while other research considered critical elements of transport networks or supply chains as vital lifelines in the case of natural disasters. Recently, new threats stimulated interest in transport security as a stand-alone issue, placing it at the forefront of political and academic agendas. A NATO Advanced Research Workshop held at Imperial College London in January 2009 brought together those with expertise in the above-mentioned fields in order to verify the current state of knowledge in the field and identify promising areas for future work. The workshop concentrated on maritime and intermodal transport, risk management and long-term strategic planning, rather than on the details of monitoring or detection techniques. This collection of papers emanates largely from that workshop. While transport systems are widely recognized as terrorist targets, complete protection of these systems is economically and practically infeasible. The workshop looked at analytical methods to identify critical points in the transport infrastructure and the prioritization of defensive and mitigating measures given the limited resources available. Deficiencies in methods for conducting such an assessment were identified and the need for cost-effective mitigation measures was emphasized.


Environmental Implications of climate change for transport NATO PEACE Science Security Sub-Series C Transportation of hazardous materials climate change sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Bell
    • 1
  • Solmaz Haji Hosseinloo
    • 2
  • Urszula Kanturska
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Centre for Transport StudiesImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Centre for Transport StudiesImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Centre for Transport StudiesImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8561-0
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-8563-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6519
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6543
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