Port Policy and Strategy


The management of a port is a complex and multi-facetted task. The port authority has to deal on international markets, create a healthy business environment, find a symbiosis with local society and have a sharp eye for future developments. Ports are also of great importance for regions, countries and continents. Therefore policymakers have substantial attention for port related policies, ranging from regional development plans to Trans European transport networks. Erasmus UPT has strong experience in supporting both port authorities and policy-makers by providing them with insights, facts and analysis that are needed for their choices and decisions.  

Projects on Port Policy and Strategy (selection of):

  • LEVEL PLAYING FIELD: An analysis of the level playing field for ports in North-West Europe (2013-2014)

  • ROTTERDAM: Flexibility in port management and strategy (2011-2013)

  • TWIN HUB: Port strategy and logistic networks (2012-2013)

  • PORT COOPERATION: An analysis of port policy with regards to competition and cooperation (2013-2013)

  • AMSTERDAM: An elaboration of the strategic vision for the port of Amsterdam (2013)