Skip to main content

Ports Observatory for Performance Indicator Analysis

Objective

PORTOPIA aims to develop, next to extensions of existing indicators within the different perspectives of port performance, innovative approaches for the industry's stakeholders, such as:

• Development of a forecasting dimension in port performance management within the market trends and structure category;

• Development of top-down methods for harmonised socio-economic impact calculation;

• Development of an innovative, port-individualized tool for environmental and safety performance;

• Development of European port-related logistics chain connectivity indicators;

• Development of new governance indicators based on the changing role of port authorities, including indicators on financial capabilities and transparency;

• Development of a method to capture user perceptions of port performance;

• Development of a dedicated performance management system for the inland ports sector, including attention to the interaction between sea and inland ports;

• Development of a strategy map and an integrated benchmarking tool taking into account the specificities of ports.

Furthermore, PORTOPIA aims to increase substantially the efficiency (user friendliness) of the data collection, to automate the calculations and the management system, and to build a solid data warehouse ensuring data confidentiality of individual contributors in all phases (collection, calculation, reporting). Also, further professionalizing of the communication and dissemination of results through a dedicated website, professional reporting, annual events on port performance, etc. belongs to PORTOPIA’s objectives. The end result of PORTOPIA will be a state-of-the-art, sustainable, self-supporting

European Ports Observatory, endorsed by port stakeholders, that provides superior value to the industry and its stakeholders by supplying transparent, useful and robust indicators and the contextual analysis of thereof, leading to improved resource efficiency, effectiveness and societal support for the European Port System.

Call for proposal

FP7-TRANSPORT-2013-MOVE-1
See other projects for this call

Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nik Claesen (Mr.)

Participants (11)

ERASMUS CENTRE FOR URBAN,PORT AND TRANSPORT ECONOMICS BV
Netherlands
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Larissa Van Der Lugt (Mrs.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jos Hermus (Mr.)
EUROPEAN SEA PORTS ORGANISATION ASBL
Belgium
Address
Treurenberg
Bruxelles
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Ryckbost (Ms.)
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mari Riipinen (Dr.)
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
ørnulf Jan Rødseth (Mr.)
PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU
Greece
Address
Lofos Panepistimiou
81100 Mytilini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thanos Pallis (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mercè Torrellas Font (Ms.)
GLINTT INOV SA
Portugal
Address
Rua Engenheiro Ferreiro Dias 728 Ramalde
4100 Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hugo Miguel Metelo Diogo (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Adams (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renato Midoro (Prof.)