COVID-19 Port Economic Impact Barometer - Thursday 1 April 2021
Our monthly survey of the impact of COVID-19 on ports, with an extra focus on the Suez blockade
The COVID-19 Port Economic Impact Barometer measures the impact of the pandemic on ports every month, through four indicators: 1) the evolution of vessel movements in ports, 2) disruptions to hinterland transport, 3) effects on capacity utilisation and 4) availability of port-related workers. This month we are also asking how the recent Suez Canal blockade is affecting vessel calls and capacity utilisation as well as how long you expect impacts on your port activities to last. We are also revisiting a general question about the impact of COVID-19 on planned infrastructure investments in your port. The data you provide through this survey are confidential and are being compiled and analysed by professors Theo Notteboom and Thanos Pallis, two of the world’s most prominent port economists. Their analysis and the aggregated results are brought together in a monthly report, which is published on the World Ports COVID-19 Information Portal.