The economic, environmental, and social challenges facing ports include growing and concentrated traffic volumes. World container throughput in developing economies in 2015 has been almost 72%. Port performance is important as it affects a country's trade competitiveness. Organizations focusing on sustainable freight transport and ports often focus on, among other things, urban-port integration, port safety, and intermodal transport at ports.

Please click on the organizations below to find out more about their work on sustainable freight transport and ports. You can enter key words into the search function (e.g. air, climate, pollution) to sort through the organizations below. You can also use the filters to customize the list of organizations according to geographical region.

Please note that this is work in progress. Summaries are only provided for organizations with a global or regional scope and not for organizations focusing on a single country.

Last updated in April 2016.

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