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Port Risk Management: Additional Federal Guidance Would Aid Ports in Disaster Planning and Recovery
GAO-07-412: Published: Mar 28, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2007.
U.S ports are significant to the U.S. economy, handling more than 2 billion tons of domestic and import/export cargo annually. Since Sept. 11, 2001, much of the national focus on ports' preparedness has been on preventing potential acts of terror, the 2005 hurricane season renewed focus on how to protect ports from a diversity of threats, including natural disasters. This report was prepared under...