#IAPH2021: Changing of the Guard
The port landscape is transforming. A changing of the guard is upon us almost everywhere that meets the eye.
Ports can no longer afford to deal only with their land users and attract shipowners. They are finally bidding to offer long-term value to cargo owners.
Influential cargo owners and charterers are now demanding shipowners to decarbonise and digitalise to keep up with their own customers' needs. Ports will have to respond. COVID19 has forced through port community innovations in the digital sphere that were otherwise unthinkable one year ago. Paper is making way for data.
The United States is re-emerging from protectionism. Africa is becoming an epicenter of growth. Regional superpowers in Asia and Latin America are vying with traditional global regulators for a seat at the top table. Europe has a new ambitious climate agenda.
#IAPH2021 will explore the players who are shaping the new, complex environment in which ports operate. What they think. What their plans mean for ports.