Evidence on Demand was commissioned by Department for International Development (DFID) to conduct a rapid desk based study on research gaps in port engineering, operations and related technical aspects for ports of high volume operations in Low Income Countries (LICs). The objective of the study is to inform DFID’s thinking and scoping of future work.
The following approach was used to identify the main research gaps in port operations and related technical aspects:
- Review existing relevant port academic and practical research
- Based on the above, develop a themed approach to categorise research needs
- Identify research gaps by theme and port/asset type
- Review and analysis of contemporary trends and future challenges in the port industry
- Match research gaps to industry needs
- Select and highlight gaps and needs relevant to LIC ports.
This report has been produced by Bichou Consulting for Evidence on Demand with the assistance of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) contracted through the Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services (CEIL PEAKS) programme, jointly managed by HTSPE Limited and IMC Worldwide Limited.
Bichou, K. High volume transport: Rapid assessment of research gaps in port operations and technical aspects. Evidence on Demand, UK (2014) i + 33 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_hd.january2014.bichou]