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Jérôme Verny – The COVID-19 Pandemic: What Impacts on the World Economy and the International Supply Chains? Focus on the Western Mediterranean Region

Dr Jérôme Verny
NEOMA Business School, Paris, France

At a global scale, the COVID-19 pandemic has created disruptions both to the supply and demand that are reflected in all logistical chains. Following the closure of factories in China in the different industrial sectors (car, aeronautical, textile…) during the first quarter of 2020, a disruption has been seen throughout the supply chain all over the world.

Mustapha Lhamouz – The Covid-19 Crisis: A Catalyst to Speed Up the Digital Transformation of Ports

Mustapha Lhamouz
Activities and Operators Supervision Director, National Ports Agency of Morocco

Moroccan ports have played a major role in managing the Covid-19 health crisis. In fact, the port sector has demonstrated strong resilience and great agility by adapting its various operational processes to the new context, which requires that health measures be taken into account to deal with the pandemic threat

Eduard Rodés – The Sustainability of Transport and Logistics in the Mediterranean

Eduard Rodés
Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport

Sustainability has become one of the critical factors in shaping the policies of all countries. The United Nations, with its Agenda 2030 initiative, and the European Union (EU) with the Green Deal, has set the course for a low-carbon society in 2050. The COVID-19 has further strengthened the need to carry out this sustainability revolution.

Michaël Tanchum – COVID-19 and the Scramble for Trans-Mediterranean Commercial Transportation Corridors: Challenges and Opportunities

Michaël Tanchum
University of Navarra, Spain

COVID-19 has reshuffled the deck in the strategic scramble to establish Europe-to-Africa commercial transportation corridors across the Mediterranean basin. Prior to the pandemic’s outbreak, the European Union (EU) system already faced a pressing strategic challenge to form a coherent and effective policy in North Africa to respond to the increasingly significant roles played by China, Russia, Turkey, and the Arab Gulf states in the development of trans-Mediterranean connectivity.

Michalis Adamantiadis – Importance of regulatory convergence in promoting cross-border transport and international haulage and upgrading road transport performance in South Mediterranean region, efforts, and achievements

Michalis P. Adamantiadis
EuroMed TSP

Transport is a strategic responsibility of Governments, which can play a major role in promoting its efficiency, through the development of transport networks and a regulatory framework within which transport services can develop efficiently and under the best possible conditions of safety and environmental protection.

Marco Ricceri – The impact of the new global regionalism on production, transport and logistics systems

Marco Ricceri
Secretary General, Eurispes – Istituto di Studi Politici Economici e Sociali

Different current sectoral commitments are part of a broader framework of strengthening collaboration between states that the G20-2020 summit confirmed as the only way forward to tackle the effects of the global pandemic crisis, “to overcome the current challenges and realize opportunities of the 21st century”

Giorgia Giovannetti – Mediterranean Sea and the Covid pandemic: A turning point for globalisation? Logistics and Global Value Chains

Giorgia Giovannetti and Arianna Vivoli
University of Florence, Italy

A debate has recently emerged with respect to the future of global value chains (GVCs), discussing whether excessive globalisation of production has worked as a channel transmitting the shock or as a safety net, and whether this crisis would lead to a process of de-globalization or of slow-balization, with firms reshoring production or at least nearshoring.

Iveta Radicova – Key Features and Challenges for the Mediterranean Corridor

Iveta Radicova
DG MOVE – EC, Directorate General of Mobility and Transport – European Commission

This article is the result of an interview conducted by CETMO with Ms. Iveta Radicova in early December 2020. Ms. Radicova is the Coordinator of the Mediterranean Corridor, one of the nine core network corridors that make up the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).

Air Transport in the Post-Covid Era

Habib Mekki & Yamina Jlaiel
Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Tunisia

The Covid-19 pandemic could be the greatest challenge the global aviation industry will ever face. The effects are being felt throughout the ecosystem, including airlines, airports and air navigation bodies.