The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has produced the first dashboard and report for its World Ports Tracker.
This is the first report of its kind, aiming to track critical aspects in the global port industry based on cargo and shipping trends at a time when the global supply chain is facing unprecedented challenges.
IAPH said the report delves into hinterland connectivity, warehouse utilisation, regional and forecasts on vessel call, cargo, and passenger volumes in the upcoming 12 months.
“Ports are being impacted by constant geopolitical upheaval, climate change, shifts in trading patterns, and local disruptions at berth and on the land side,” said IAPH Managing Director Patrick Verhoeven.
“It fully justifies our efforts to establish continuity with this World Ports Tracker in order to keep our membership informed on the current situation as seen by ports and how they see the months ahead. We call upon members to respond to join those 96 ports receiving the full report by responding to the next survey in mid-October.”
Co-authors Professor Theo Notteboom and Professor Thanos Pallis will produce the next quarterly report for IAPH members.
“It is exciting to see so many world ports contributing to this survey-based exercise,” commented Notteboom.
“The wide geographical distribution of the responses enabled us to present meaningful regional comparisons on key developments in cargo and passenger ports.”
The September-October edition of IAPH’s magazine will feature a summary of this first detailed survey-based report. It will also be combined with a summary of second quarter container port statistics from 2022 based on S&P Global Port Performance Program data.
The next survey questionnaire will go out in mid-October, with any participating ports receiving the full report incorporating S&P and the global survey data by mid-November.