Middle East container ports expand growth, investment opportunities


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Afshin Molavi 

Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies


June 30, 2022

Bottom Line:

Middle East and North Africa container ports are rising rapidly, emerging at the top of global indices in terms of volume growth and efficiency. Competition and investment are accelerating, raising questions about possible over-capacity. Still, the region’s growing role as an emerging markets and global transshipment hub will accelerate, supporting economic growth and attracting investment as traditional powerhouses feel the pinch of competition. 

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