SRM's 2023 Report is presented in a special edition that recounts the last ten years of phenomena, trends and dynamics which have characterised the maritime transport and logistics sector.
With this interpretative approach, and keeping in mind that the maritime sector represents a major asset for the country, an attempt is made here to streamline the main events that have had an impact, from those that have disrupted its balance - energy crisis, rising prices of commodities, the pandemic, war - to the evolution of shipping routes and the new challenges and opportunities calling for attention, such as digitalisation, sustainability, NRRP investments and the development of the Suez Canal.
The first part of the volume is dedicated to economic dynamics, which confirm the great importance of the sector for the considerable contribution it makes to our internationalisation. $380 billion of our import-export trade travels by sea and our ports move half a billion tonnes of goods and over 61 million passengers. In the second part, our international partners carry out in-depth analyses on the main phenomena characterising maritime transport, including the energy transition, case studies on specific countries and the short- and long-term impact of the pandemic. The third part contains features on topics of great interest such as sustainability, supply chains, vertical integration of shipping and, last but not least, the fishing sector which for the first time has been included in our analyses because of its importance to our economy.