Based on earlier exploratory research, PortEconomics members Elvira Haezendonck, Michael Dooms, and Peter de Langen, P. join Lynn Faut and Fanny Soyeur, in a port study on how best to ensure a circular strategy implementation by world ports.
The study recently published in the Journal of Maritime Transport Research focuses on developing a comprehensive set of relevant and feasible circular economy (CE) indicators to support port managing bodies (PMBs) and port stakeholders in monitoring the ongoing CE transition. Through multi-method qualitative research, including content analysis, focus groups, a gap analysis, and a qualitative survey, an actionable list of 12 CE indicators for ports was developed.
Seven of these are highly feasible, and five are moderately feasible in terms of stakeholder relevance and ease of implementation. Findings related to (1) the overall limited CE ambition of PMBs and (2) the different values of some indicators for different port typologies are also discussed.
The value of this study for practitioners lies in providing them with an actionable set of KPIs that can support their efforts and communication related to their CE transition.
You might read the study here: Faut, L., Soyeur, F., Haezendonck, E., Dooms, M., de Langen, P., 2023. Ensuring circular strategy implementation: The development of circular economy indicators for ports.
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