Gabino González

The Mediterranean Sea is significantly affected by the growth of maritime flows crossing it and their pollution generates new challenges to face different pressures on the marine environment.

Jordi Torrent & Maite Roman
Port of Barcelona

In 2021-2022, international maritime-based logistics chains experienced a crisis that was probably unprecedented. Was this a paradigm shift or a temporary situation?

Paul Tourret
ISEMAR, Institute of Maritime Economics

A dense network of maritime lines interconnects the regions of the Mediterranean basin. The service offer, the environmental performance and the modal complementarity are the elements to be considered for a more efficient network.

Jan Hoffmann
Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption to maritime transport, leading directly to historically high container shipping freight rates, unpredictable schedules, port congestion and supply chain bottlenecks.

Arianna Norcini Pala
RAM – Logistica, Infrastrutture e Transporti Spa

Maritime transport plays a key role for the European economy, contributing to transport 75% of its external trade and SSS represents around 65% of total cargo traffic among the 335 maritime ports belonging to the TEN-T.

Jordi Selfa Clemente

Transport flows were clearly affected by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the first quarter of 2020, the resulting health crisis, lockdown and slow recovery process back to normal.

Jan Hoffmann
Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD

Port and shipping services handle more than 80% of global trade volumes. To participate in global value chains, Mediterranean countries depend on well-connected ports and cost-effective shipping services.

Mustapha Lhamouz
ANP, National Ports Agency of Morocco

Moroccan ports have played a major role in managing the Covid-19 health crisis and has demonstrated strong resilience and great agility by adapting its various operational processes to the new context.

Malta Maritime Forum

The problems created by the Covid pandemic to the carriage and distribution of goods necessitated the introduction of short term measures to safeguard both the logistical cycle and the financial sustainability of the carriers.