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Renewed growth of world trade is increasing the need for container ports to handle higher volumes of cargo. In Europe, ports are competing fiercely to attract business and an increasingly critical source of competitive differentiation is port-centric logistics that can drive supply chain performance improvements by locating warehousing and cargo handling at or close to the port. In our report, we look at the potential for growth offered by port-centric logistics and the associated opportunities for developers and investors.


European seaports - blog snippet

Over the last few weeks, I have done a lot of research for our new white paper European seaports – the growing logistics opportunity. It’s a topic I have been familiar with since writing our first European seaports report European seaports: future logistics hotspots back in 2008. My first impression was, five years on, trends driving change in the ports landscape are broadly unchanged. In particular, continued growth in global trade and increasing ship sizes remain the driving forces – although there are obviously many more dynamics that impact ports on a macro level. However, some of these trends have started to intensify over recent years and the hierarchy of European container seaports has started to more.


Port-centric logistics real estate – supporting a better supply chain management

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