Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Container Port Strategy Roundtable

Container ships at port
The most competitive ports of the future will be those that most effectively accommodate developments in maritime shipping whilst successfully adapting to developments in the hinterland.

Most major ports are located in cities and tensions between landward and maritime side policies are frequent; achieving mutually acceptable interactions between port and city is crucial. The challenges container ports face and the problems they have to solve were addressed at an ITF Roundtable on Container Port Strategy organised in Buenos Aires in April 2017. Buenos Aires and its neighbouring ports exemplify the issues faced by many city ports and the location of the meeting was chosen to help inform policy making both nationally and internationally.