The September-October edition of Ports & Harbors is the World Ports Conference edition. For this edition we are delighted to have the cover interview with our managing director Patrick Verhoeven in conversation with Elisabeth Munck af Rosenschöld. Elisabeth heads up global sustainability for IKEA Supply Chain Operations, which recently joined IAPH as associate member. Elisabeth will also be speaking in person at our conference on 1 November on how ports can strategically look at serving beneficial cargo owners better. Also featuring in this edition: we get a Wake-up Call article from ICS’ Nelson Mojarro on how countries need to work with industry and ports in planning Clean Energy Marine Hubs to tackle low-carbon fuel availability at scale, a key theme at the World Ports Conference. We also get insights from fellow conference speaker Ricardo Treviño Chapa, deputy secretary-general at the World Customs Organization on how port authorities and customs can ensure better mutual cooperation through the recent joint guidelines developed by WCO and IAPH. These guidelines will be launched at the conference. In The Column we have Satya Prasad Sayu of the World Bank Group making the direct connection between Port Community Systems, maritime decarbonisation and superior logistics performance of countries. We get a fascinating glimpse into the working day of UNCTAD’s chief of the trade and logistics branch Jan Hoffmann and the results of the latest World Ports Tracker, which also now incorporates UNCTAD data. We also have a special focus on how the Norwegian maritime industry is progressing with decarbonisation and a BIMCO call to action in digitalising port calls.