Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Container Port Strategy

Summary and Conclusions
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This report examines how ports can accommodate changes in maritime transport (such as the arrival of mega-ships) while adapting to developments in the hinterland (notably in their host cities). It presents considerations and recommendations for policy-makers to help find a mutually beneficial balance between port and city, with a special section dedicated to Buenos Aires and its container port. The publication summarises the results of a Roundtable held in Buenos Aires in 2017.

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Policy Insights

  • Introduce demand-driven and flexible port planning.
  • Assess the merits of developing new container ports thoroughly.
  • Implement port-gate policies, such as truck appointment systems.
  • Stimulate cooperation between stakeholders in the maritime logistics chain.
  • In the Argentinean context, strategically assess the long-term location options for container ports.

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