PORTOPIA – port performance on focus

​To that end, different domains will be linked such as market trends and structure, socio-economic performance, environment and safety, logistic chain and operational efficiency, governance and finance and user perceptions of quality. Inland ports will also be covered in the project. PORTOPIA aims to create an integrated and balanced view on port performance. Furthermore, performance will be linked to the industry’s and the European Commission’s policy objectives in diverse areas.

Consortium on 13 academic and industrial partners from 9 European countries will execute the project, aimed at improving the resource efficiency and competitiveness of the European Port System. The 4-year project (kick off September 2013) should result in the creation of a self-supporting and sustainable organisation at the service of the industry’s stakeholders. 

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​Senior Researcher Reima Helminen