Port Authorities as Community Builders
Job creation and economic growth without doubt are critical to a vibrant community and the role global ports play. But those indicators alone don't tell the whole story when it comes to the benefits ports bring to their communities and residents. Many ports, in fact, operate within their communities on dual pillars: business and societal.
Beyond the economic impacts, ports bring multiple other business benefits, from investing in IT infrastructure to initiating energy transition projects to reduce cities' carbon footprints. As responsible stewards, the world's most innovative ports promote social awareness and education; support trade-related organizations and volunteer/charitable initiatives; and lead career development programs.