PORT & MARITIME SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
FOCUS ON THE ARCTIC

Special Programme of the Club of Ports

The forthcoming Club of Ports’ meeting will be held in the framework of the 20th Annual Session of the Homeland & Global Security Forum to take place in Geneva from October 24 to 27.

Key actors from Maritime Transport and Logistics will gather to address Port and Maritime Sector Development, Capacity Building and Infrastructure, with a focus on the economic, security and environmental challenges of the Arctic.
 
Among the topics addressed :

  • Maritime strategy & port Development in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden : Focus on the ports of the Horn of Africa and Gulf of Aden at the time of the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea
  • Port and Maritime Sector Development, Capacity Building and Infrastructure Development are essential to Growth and Regional & Global Integration
  • The necessary transformation of maritime transport in Africa: towards a model of maritime hubs ?
  • New Maritime Silk Roads : developing new gateways into the Horn of Africa, West and North Africa to improve Africa's maritime space connectivity
  • Fight against piracy and Port infrastructure security
with a special focus on :
The Arctic is now a major Maritime Zone
Economic, Security and Environmental Challenges

  • The consequences of the spectacular melting of the ice pack represent a real revolution for maritime transport !
  • New crossings are now open creating a strategic Arctic route that will eventually compete with historic routes
  • It is the whole transportation mapping that is challenged - the major Powers are already in competition
  • However, the Arctic is facing a major environmental crisis: massive energy resources but in deep waters, mining operations, endangered species and biological resources, etc.

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October 24 to 27, 2018
Geneva
Switzerland
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