At the end of phase one of their Resilience4Ports project, The Resilience Shift has launched a new report on the resilience of ports.
The report, 'Resilience4Ports: Gateways to a resilient future’ identifies 36 current and future trends and developments facing ports and examines the four main drivers of change: decarbonisation, technological change, ports communities and the environment impacting the ports ecosystem. It explains why resilience can provide a uniting force for action on multiple transformations currently facing the ports industry and the wider ports ecosystem, and identifies four action areas for cross-industry collaboration to help drive change and address the challenges:
- Learn the lessons from Covid-19 and Brexit on how ports respond to shocks and stresses so the industry can better respond to future crises.
- Develop guidance for an integrated approach to intersecting port transformations and resilience challenges.
- Promote port investment that enhances whole system resilience, increases flow of finance to where it is most needed and maximises system-level benefits
- Convene the ports' value chain to understand and shape resilience including port specific resilience appraisal and enhancements.
The key message is: Ports are key to delivering a prosperous, low-carbon, resilient future. A whole-systems approach is what is needed to deliver that transformation.
More information can be found at https://www.resilienceshift.org/resilience4ports-gateways-to-a-resilient-future/