96 ports from eight world regions became part of the IAPH World Ports Tracker community by responding to the first quarterly survey providing information about expected number of cargo vessel calls, current hinterland transport conditions, current capacity utilisation of warehouses and distribution facilities, cargo throughput expectations, cruise and passenger vessel call size and frequency as well as current staff availability.
These ports will receive early July an exclusive in-depth analysis of the findings, prepared by our experts, economists Theo Notteboom and Thanos Pallis. A summary of the findings will be published in the September-October edition of our membership magazine Ports & Harbors. The World Ports Tracker builds on the COVID-19 Port Economic Barometer which we ran during the first year of the pandemic. We maintain the successful formula of having a limited set of short questions and a quick turnaround time of the analysis. As with the COVID-19 Barometer, all information obtained will be treated in a confidential manner and only aggregated data will be published. No reference will be made to individual ports.