by Przemysław Myszka
The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has recently commissioned the consultancy Deloitte to report on the transformative impact of global trends and events on the European port industry, including the coronavirus pandemic, the green and digital (r)evolutions, the changing political environment, urbanisation, and demographics.
"More than before, port managers will have to play their important role as matchmakers, facilitators and neutral partners in the modern port ecosystem," Annaleena Mäkilä, ESPO's Chair, underlined in the introduction to Europe's Ports at the Crossroads of Transitions.
It seems that the port sector will have to reinvent itself yet again.
The ancients used to say: nothing new under the sun.
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