Invitees will gain an insight into the new trend for marine contractors as co-developers of ports and terminals, where service providers become business partners or even shareholders.
IAPH and the World Customs Organization will provide delegates with an insight into how both port authorities and their governing bodies can partner with customs authorities to facilitate smoother trade and cargo flows in their maritime supply chains.
The World Bank is in the process of reforming its well-known Port Reform Toolkit, which has been used by countries and their ports to establish what is now seen as the standard private-public concessioning model of a landlord port. Since then, energy transition, accelerated digitalization and the need for greater resilience to shocks as well as port community demands for port authorities to act as community builders challenge that model. In this session delegates will get an insight into the new World Bank Port Reform Toolkit in the making and how this will support future-proof port governance in practice.