Results fourth Risk and Resilience Committee meeting

The IAPH Risk and Resilience Committee met 7 July for its fourth online meeting since its creation last fall. The Committee had a thorough discussion on the successor of the COVID-19 Port Economic Impact Barometer, which is taking the form of a two-pillar ‘Global Port Tracker’. The Committee focused on the concept of the first pillar, which will cover market-related indicators for containers, other cargo sections and cruise. A combination of external and internal data will be used, and regular reports will be provided through the Ports & Harbors magazine. The concept will be further developed in the next weeks, with the aim of having a first report ready in fall. The second pillar consists of indicators related to the three strategic focus areas of IAPH and will be collected through an annual survey. The Risk and Resilience Committee also reviewed the results of a series of interviews held among port executives on resilience policies and business continuity management. The interviews were carried out by PM R&D, a consultancy specialised in risk, crisis and change. To improve the robustness of the exercise, additional interviews will be held end of August / early September. The interviews will provide the basis for the risk and resilience section of the second pillar survey. At the conclusion of the meeting, members paid tribute to the Committee’s Chair Tessa Major, who is leaving Porto do Açu to pursue a new career as Commercial Director Ammonia and Hydrogen Bunkering at Yara, the world’s leading fertilizer company and a provider of environmental solutions. The next meeting of the Committee will be held 28 September, from 7-9 AM CEST.

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