The port of the future will be increasingly integrated into the city

Pino Musolino, boss of the Port of Venice, is a strong proponent of this vision. The challenge is to gradually build a new ecosystem within which the port, city and residents constantly exchange resources, skills and knowledge. Dialogue is needed to create a consensus for projects at every level, from local, to national and international. Cooperation is the way forward to a shared vision of the port of tomorrow. Continue reading

Africa’s ports are undergoing a process of transformation, with competition, cooperation and reforms

With 20 containers handled per 1000 inhabitants, Africa is lagging behind when it comes to logistics appeal. Over the last fifteen years, however, things have begun to change. In addition to the three international port hubs, there are now a number of regional hubs and a multitude of new projects. The continent’s ports are focusing on cooperation as they look to tackle common issues such as urban congestion ports or the use of informal practices. For Dr Yann Alix, the emergence of a Smart Port “made in Africa” is at stake. Continue reading