Port traffic risks - A study of accidents in Hong Kong waters

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This paper investigates port traffic risk issues by discussing historic accidents in Hong Kong port. A total of 2012 marine accidents with 94 deaths were reported in Hong Kong waters in year 2001-2005, while 660,427 oceanic ships visited the port. A negative binomial regression model is used to analyze the record of dataset. It is found that port traffic risks are of certain pattern and collision accidents are the most popular incidents when port traffic is heavy. Passenger-type vessels have higher potential for injuries during accidents. The findings have identified statistically significant factors for improvements in managing port traffic risks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-931
Number of pages11
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • Marine traffic
  • Maritime transportation
  • Navigational accidents
  • Port safety
  • Regression model
  • Transport risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Transportation
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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