Circle is an innovative and dynamic consultancy company, a partner for business activities of its own customers supporting growth through the integration of innovation and the achievement of process efficiency.

By means of integration between a structured and pragmatic consulting approach, innovative transport and logistics technological solutions and multichannel marketing projects it consolidates every day relationships in transparency and trust with its own customers in order to turn (“touch”) their ideas into business results, concrete and measurable.

Circle is in charge overall for implementation of the Project

The Institute for Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) is an independent, non-profit research institute founded in 1954 and located in Bremen and Bremerhaven, Germany.

ISL is one of the leading research and consulting institutes in maritime logistics in Europe. ISL operates one of the worldwide largest information centres specialiszed on maritime transport and logistics which serves as a leading centre for maritime information and documentation and publishes statistical market analyses. Through an intensive exchange with experts from around the world, ISL is able to offer its customers a broad service spectrum.  

The Partner ensures proper exploitation of its most valuable asset: data to be used for the development of the Port of The Future concept(s) and deployment of the projects Common Index.

PortExpertise, your independent business consultancy for maritime and port professionals.

  • Extended partner structure covering “Port Operations, Infrastructure and Procurement’, ‘IT Consultancy’, ‘Market research and communication’, ‘Environment’, ‘Legal and Compliance’, ‘Finance and M&A’. 
  • Research assignments and project management for more than 300 port and terminal projects worldwide. 
  • Active in Worldbank and EU projects, as policy advisors, and assisting the ‘big five’ consultancy firms in port and maritime related projects.

In this project PortExpertise leads Work Package 1 ‘Desktop analysis’ and contributes to other WP, defining the concept of Port of the Future 2030, and its weighing factors.   |  tel+ 32 3 808 4 345   |

University of Genoa: Department of Mechanical, Energy, Management and Transportation Engineering (DIME). Research and teaching are held principally in the fields of Mechanics, Energy, Management and Transportation engineering, being all areas where the department has developed a consolidated network of cooperation and collaboration both in Italy and abroad. The main research areas are, among others, of passenger/freight transportation systems, transportation infrastructures functional design, and intermodal logistics. The team has developed a methodology for the reliability assessment of the performances of transportation and territorial systems achievable via the introduction of new civil of technological infrastructures, with respect to the uncertainty of the design assumptions (mobility demand and market trends, transportation costs, and so on. CIELI, Centre of Excellence in Integrated Logistics, research and teaching are held principally in the fields of transport, urban, regional and port economics. The multidisciplinary approach and the competences’

MAGELLAN is a non-profit private law association dedicated to assisting Portuguese entities in their relations with the European Institutions, with offices in Porto and Brussels. Magellan operates in a number of different sectors, with an emphasis in (maritime) transportation and mobility, environment, circular economy and the blue economy.

Magellan gathers know-how on European programmes (Horizon 2020, Connecting Europe Facility, LIFE, ERASMUS, etc.) offering the following services: EU funding and Project Management; Advocacy in the EUResearchOrganisation & Management of EventsNetworking.

Magellan is the leader of Work Package 4: Dissemination and Exploitation of DocksTheFuture. Magellan is also involved in WP1, WP2, WP3, WP5 and WP6.