Tonight, Christine Loh – founder and CEO of Hong Kong based Policy Research Group Civic Exchange – gave the annual Peter Thompson lecture at the University of Hull Logistics Institute. The theme was Port cities and, the sustainability challenge. 

Takes your breath away

Using a Global League Table of the top ten container ports since 1998, Christine Loh highlighted the rise of Shanghai from 3 million to over 28 million teus (containers) by 2008. Other ports came from nowhere to join the elite. Then, showing photographs of the port proximity to living space, Public Health figures were introduced to beg the question – is this growth sustainable? (more…)