Joint Deloitte-ESPO study: Europe’s ports at the crossroads of transitions
10 June 2021
The greening and digital transitions combined with the changing global political environment and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic create the perfect storm for Europe’s ports and the port industry. Ports are at the crossroads of these transitions and changing realities. How can port authorities best respond to these shifts? To what extent can they proactively set the course for a more sustainable, resilient and smart future? What has the COVID-19 pandemic revealed about the role of ports? What are the necessary conditions for ports to play their role as engines of growth and recovery?
Based on talks with 55 European port leaders, Deloitte, together with ESPO, made an analysis of the main drivers and trends impacting Europe’s ports, in view of defining the changing role of port managing bodies in Europe. The results were presented during the ESPO Conference Regatta on 25 May 2021 and the report is now available below.