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Ports, transport, logistics, supply chain, SCBA, external costs, road pricing

The COVID-19 impact in the ports of the Hamburg-Le Havre range. 03/02/2021 - 31/03/2021


The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic shook many sectors on their foundations. One of the human activities which was heavily impacted was global trade. Where some sub-sectors came almost to a standstill, other sectors actually benefitted from rapidly changing practices. Some factories had to shut down because of absent workers or missing supplies, online business boomed because customers that got stuck at home started ordering online. It remains to be seen which of these newly acquired habits will stay with us once we get back to business as usual, if ever. The European ports, as key nodes in the global supply network, experienced several waves of effects and the impact differed between the ports.


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