ShippingWatch

OECD: This is how the ports can make money

The world's ports have four major business opportunities that can help them grow and play a bigger role in the global society, says Olaf Merk, port expert at OECD. Read on to learn the four opportunities.

Photo: Hanjin

The Danish ports have yet to recover from the financial crisis in 2008 and are still not seeing the same throughput rate as in the past. The same thing applies to many other of the world's major ports.

But there are four business opportunities that could get the ports back up to speed again, according to Olaf Merk's analyses, he said Tuesday at the conference Port Competitiveness and Business Opportunities 2014, an event held at the Bella Center in Copenhagen as part of Danish Maritime Days.

Already a subscriber? Log in.

Read the whole article

Get access for 14 days for free.
No credit card is needed, and you will not be automatically signed up for a paid subscription after the free trial.

  • Access all locked articles
  • Receive our daily newsletters
  • Access our app
An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

SDK Freja anticipates steep earnings drop following record year

Logistics company SDK Freja, which delivered record financials with great advancement on top and bottom lines, takes a more gloomy view of the current fiscal year due to several ”external factors.” However, the growth target remains the same, CEO tells ShippingWatch.

LNG carriers concerned about increasing ship prices

The price on new LNG vessels has soared vigorously, and for Flex LNG this has meant a withdrawal from the market for new ships. Such was the statement by Flex LNG’s chief exec at Marine Money in New York, where he also announced new long-term charter agreements.

Maersk ships delayed up to three weeks on US east coast

Bottlenecks at major container ports on the US east coast have entailed that Maersk vessels are affected by delays of up to three weeks. It’s a combination of congestion, many ships, and a lack of container space, Maersk says.

Further reading

Related articles

Latest news

See all jobs