• #IAPH2023
  • 31 October – 2 November 2023 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

Rico Salgmann

World Bank

Transport Specialist, Global Transport Knowledge and Expertise

Rico Salgmann is a Transport Specialist in the World Bank’s Global Transport Unit, working on the organization’s engagement in decarbonizing maritime transport and freight logistics. He focuses on IMO policy and the development of zero-carbon fuel projects in developing countries. Prior to joining the bank, he worked in the shipping industry, in offshore energy and in the ship finance industry for several years. At Credit Suisse, he led the technical implementation of the Poseidon Principles, a framework for climate-aligned ship lending. Rico holds a first degree in Nautical Science, an MSc in Maritime Policy from Cardiff University and is a qualified merchant navy officer.

Sessions With Rico Salgmann

Tuesday, 31 October

Thursday, 2 November

  • 09:45am - 10:30am (GST) / 02/nov/2023 05:45 am - 02/nov/2023 06:30 am

    Panel: New Business Models and Governance Configurations for Port Authorities

    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.