Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Future Maritime Trade Flows Roundtable

Cargo ship
Effective planning for transport infrastructure such as ports and their connections to roads, railways and inland waterways, requires foresight regarding future maritime trade flows.

The density of these flows will be driven by the demand for traded goods and the cost of transporting them. However, the configuration of flows might be determined by maritime business strategies, new inter-oceanic infrastructures and emerging transport corridors. This ITF Roundtable discusses these determinants for maritime trade flows and develops an analytical framework that can be used by countries to evaluate impacts on their transport systems.


Chair's Summary

Angela Bergantino, University of Bari

ITF Freight Model

Francisco Furtado, International Transport Forum

Changing Demand for Maritime Trade

Pierre Cariou, Kedge Business School

Maritime Transport Costs and Trade Flows

Tristan Smith, University College London

Maritime Business Strategies

Olaf Merk, International Transport Forum

China's Belt and Road Initiative

Hercules Haralambides, Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Northern Sea Route

Marten van den Bossche, ECORYS