Maritime transport underpins global supply chain linkages and economic interdependency with shipping and ports estimated to handle over 80 per cent of global merchandise trade by volume and more than 70 per cent by value. As a result, when the pandemic outbroke, the sector has worked as a transmission channel sending shockwaves across supply chains and regions.
However, the pandemic could also trigger and accelerate key positive changes aimed at strengthening ecosystems through partnership with terminals, industry clusters or improved hinterland connectivity.
- How has the port sector been affected by the pandemic? Which kind of measures have been put in place to counter the crisis?
- Which are the main trends that will shape and challenge the port sector’s future?
- How can port authorities improve their coordination and ensure an overall increase of the system’s efficiency?
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