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... 1 1.1 Project Background and Purpose The research reported in this document addresses the issue of how seaports respond to, and recover from, major disruptions to the movement of cargo through their facilities. As key nodes in the nation's freight supply chains and the points at which most of the nation's imports enter and exports leave the nation's shores, seaports represent an essential resource in the cost-effective operation of the U.S.
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... 2 Making U.S. Ports Resilient as Part of Extended Intermodal Supply Chains This said, significant commonalities across port operations suggest that lessons learned from each disruptive event provide value to other ports that may face future disruptions to services.

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