Harbor Café on Red Sea crisis – 26 and 27 February

The first global IAPH Harbor Café session of the year will focus on the ongoing crisis in the Red Sea and the strategies deployed by ports and key stakeholders to foster resilience in the face of persistent disruptions. This discussion will serve as an appetizer for the theme of this year’s IAPH World Ports Conference, which focuses on risk and resilience. Given our commitment to ensure broad participation, we are offering two meetings, on 26 February from 5 to 6.30 PM CET and on 27 February from 10 to 11.30 AM CET, tailored to accommodate different time zones. The scene of each Harbor Café will be set by a renowned market analyst. On 26 February we will welcome Theo Notteboom, professor of maritime and port economics at University of Antwerp, and on 27 February Peter Tirschwell, vice-president for maritime and trade at S&P Global Market Intelligence. We are also inviting representatives from various key stakeholders, including the International Chamber of Shipping, port authorities and BCOs. They will provide valuable insights into the current situation, while the IAPH will present the ongoing work in the Risk & Resilience Technical Committee, highlighting activities related to our agenda’s main theme. Furthermore, we will provide a brief overview of their newly amended organizational structure and an insight into the IAPH agenda for 2024, including upcoming meetings and major events you won’t want to miss. IAPH members will be receiving the agenda for both days shortly as well as the links to join the meetings. For people interested in participating, please contact Fumiko Yamaji ([email protected])


Theo Notteboom – Peter Tirschwell