How the One-belt-one-road (OBOR) policy might affect european port-hinterland dynamics?
In 2013 Xi Jinping embarked in a strategy to “break the connectivity bottleneck” in Asia. 60 countries are already involved, with this policy impacting 4.4 billion people. In March 2015, the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiatives action plan was detailed.
PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom addressed the theme during his invited presentation gave at the ESPO Conference 2016, held in 2-3 June in Dublin, Ireland.
Theo also discussed “Potential facilitators and game stoppers in international trade”, whereas his intervention addressed the following themes:
- One belt, one road: What and why?
- Current situation of the OBOR in relation to Europe.
- Possible impact of developments on port hierarchy in Europe
You might freely download Theo’s presentation here.