Port of Tacoma

Puget Sound Regional Maritime Transportation Disaster Recovery Exercise Program

BERK was part of a consulting team organizing and facilitating a Puget Sound Maritime Transportation Disaster Recovery Exercise Program. The project culminated in a day-long regional exercise involving staff and leadership from the Ports of Everett, Olympia, Seattle, and Tacoma; state and federal emergency management; utility companies; transportation and transit agencies; union representatives; and private industry representatives. To support the exercise, BERK built a financial and economic impact model that provided real-time, quantitative feedback on how the disaster scenario and the ports’ decisions impact port business operations and the regional economy.

The exercise enabled the Puget Sound maritime transportation community to advance its capabilities to reinstate operations quickly after a disaster, and the findings were incorporated into a Maritime Transportation Disaster Recovery Framework for the region.

Port of Tacoma Recovery