Categories: EuropePublished On: 20.06.2022333 words1.7 min read

IAPH: Join the World Ports Tracker community

We are inviting ports worldwide to become part of the IAPH World Ports Tracker community.

All that is needed is to respond to a short quarterly survey, providing information about expected number of cargo vessel calls, current hinterland transport conditions, current capacity utilisation of warehouses and distribution facilities, cargo throughput expectations, cruise and passenger vessel call size and frequency as well as current staff availability. The first survey covers the second quarter of 2022 and is open for replies till 17 June.

As members of the IAPH World Ports Tracker community, ports responding to the survey will receive early July an exclusive in-depth analysis of the findings, prepared by our experts, port economists Theo Notteboom and Thanos Pallis. A summary of the findings will be published in the July-August edition of our membership magazine Ports & Harbors.

The World Ports Tracker builds on the COVID-19 Port Economic Barometer which we ran during the first year of the pandemic. We maintain the successful formula of having a limited set of short questions and a quick turnaround time of the analysis. The quarterly 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, which will focus on the situation of planned investments, potential capacity extensions or terminal upgrades, and any major changes foreseen in land use.

For the container segment, we are also using performance data kindly provided to us by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

A first World Ports Tracker report was produced last month using these data as a teaser. 

As with the COVID-19 Barometer, all information obtained will be treated in a confidential manner and only aggregated data will be published. No reference will be made to individual ports.

Ports can respond to the survey through this link.