IAPH is inviting ports to become part of the IAPH World Ports Tracker community by responding to a short 8 question survey on a quarterly basis, commencing as of 17th June for Q2 2022.
he first in-depth report will then be written by IAPH’s Professors Theo Notteboom and Thanos Pallis and sent to IAPH member participants and survey respondees three weeks later in early July. The cycle will then be repeated with further reports expected on Q3 2022 in October and Q4 2022 in the early New Year.
According to Professor Thanos Pallis, he said that:
As we processed the data and published it within a maximum of 10 days of receiving it, we could explain exactly what was happening at ports at the time, by region and by activity. We also kept the questions short and to the minimum, a successful formula, which we will keep with this new tracker, with very similar content
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As for Professor Theo Notteboom, he added that “the second part of the IAPH World Ports Tracker exercise, i.e. this planned survey, will track critical aspects of the evolution of the global port industry to understand the challenges that ports are facing, both regionally and globally.”
Using structured answering options, the survey will consist of eight consistently repeated questions with three additional questions to be added once per year. The first eight will focus on number of cargo vessel calls expected, current hinterland transport conditions, current capacity utilisation of warehouses/ distribution facilities, cargo throughput expectations, cruise and passenger vessel call size and frequency and staff availability.
The three yearly questions put to ports will focus on the situation of planned investments, potential capacity extensions or terminal upgrades, and any major changes foreseen in land use.