PortEconomics member Michael Dooms presented his views on the next frontiers of port stakeholder management to the North-American port industry during last year’s Greentech conference in Cleveland, USA. The Greentech conference is organized annually by GreenMarine, North-America’s largest environmental certification scheme for ports and terminals. The keynote presentation addressed both the rationale, historical evolution and expected future of stakeholder management in ports. It highlights the need to develop more in-depth understanding of local community needs, through the deployment of new measurements and indicators to inform port strategy. In the framework of the project, Michael Dooms, alongside Bruno Moeremans, are supporting GreenMarine with research in the objective of developing indicators to assess local community relationships. Results of this ongoing research will become available soon on PortEconomics.eu.
This research takes place in the framework of the Green Shipping Project, led by the UBC Centre for Transportation Studies from Vancouver, Canada, and involving multiple PortEconomics.eu members. UBC, together with 17 university partners and 17 non-academic industry and government partners, lead an international maritime research network on governing environmental improvements in the maritime supply chain. The project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and includes economists, business management scholars and political scientists.