Vessels only earn money when being productive transporting cargo at sea. Next to planned berthing times for loading and unloading of cargo, the time a vessel must wait outside the port at anchorage mainly determines the duration of the vessel’s port stay.
The Euro-Institute for Information and Technology Transfer in Environmental Protection (EITEP) has launched a new platform, the "Virtual Ports & Logistics Summit", to facilitate regular exchange and networking with port operators, associations, representatives of political authorities, investors, consultants from Africa and the whole world. HPC is pleased to announce to become a content partner.
In their latest World Investment Report, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) listed over 5,300 current special economic zones (SEZ) in over 140 economies. Out of these, approximately 1,000 have been developed over the last five years. Another 500 new zones are on the drawing board but have yet to be built. Between 90 and 100 million people work globally in SEZs, which are mostly located in the immediate vicinity of seaports, airports or border corridors. In view of such rapid growth, it is obvious that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is particularly visible in the recession of business activities in SEZs.
In the light of urgent change towards sustainable solutions in the maritime sector, port authorities are re-thinking the way of running their business in favour of more environmentally friendly processes. Together with shipping companies they are joining a global effort to meet the adopted IMO strategy to reduce marine greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% until 2030.
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