New Disaster Recovery Today Edition on Planning and Preparedness for Ports

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We’re pleased to share with you our newest edition of Disaster Recovery Today!

This issue, "Disaster Planning and Preparedness for Maritime Ports: Five Important Points," is an interview with Kyle Gibbs, the former Risk Manager of PhilaPort (The Port of Philadelphia), who spoke with Tidal Basin’s Vice President of Preparedness, Resiliency and Emergency Management Stephanie Murphy. It gives an overview of the unique complexities of operating a port authority for a specialized approach in preparing one to survive a disaster.

Mr. Gibbs shares with us his perspective on preparing for emergencies and how risk management and insurance interface throughout the process. His five key points, highlighted below, provide an outline of steps port managers should take before, during, and after a disaster affects their facility:

  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Tracking hours of personnel involved
  • Tracking and documenting equipment used
  • Taking pictures of facility and systems for documentation purposes
  • Communicating plans via training

You can read and download this new issue of Disaster Recovery Today by clicking HERE.