The School of Management of the Universidad de los Andes (UASM), Colombia was founded in 1972. Its undergraduate and master programs are accredited by the National Accreditation Council for the maximum period of10 years. UASM is accredited by the European Quality improvement System –EQUIS since 2003; by the Association of MBAs for the MBA program since 2004; and by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business- AACSB – since 2010. These three accreditations, knows as the Triple Crown, are the most important and globally recognized, they place UASM among the 1% most prestigious Schools of Management in the world. UASM is the only School of Management in Colombia to hold this triple distinction and only nine Latin-American Schools hold this achievement.
The Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport (STT), of the University of the Aegean, Greece promotes the study and research of themes related to the maritime world, as well as those of transportation and international trade. Its undergraduate and postgraduate education programs are joined by a broad number of international research projects. Developed in cooperation with over 60 universities around the world, these projects cover a wide spectrum of subjects concerning seaports, shipping, cruising, integrated maritime transportation systems, logistics and transportation. A number of networks and affiliations (International Association of Maritime Economists; Port Performance Research Network, Transportation Research Board; World Conference of Transport Research Society etc.) support quality research and exchange
The Italian Centre of Excellence in Integrated Logistics (“Centro Italiano di Eccellenza sulla Logistica Integrata” – CIELI) is a public entity, established within the University of Genoa (UNIGE), with the aim of developing research and higher education in the logistics sector. CIELI has adopted an interdisciplinary approach, based on the close cooperation among academics, both professors and researchers, who bring expertise, perspective and experience from different scientific areas (engineering, law, economy). CIELI has a staff of over 40 members which are permanently affiliated to the Centre. Over the last ten years CIELI developed a large background on port education and research. The Centre was extensively involved in national and international research projects on various port-related themes: port performance, port management, transport infrastructures, safety and security, the role of port logistics on regional development, and many others.
On November 7th 1955, some 100 delegates from 38 ports and maritime organizations in 14 countries gathered in Los Angeles to announce the creation of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH). It marked its 50th Anniversary (Golden Jubilee) in 2005. Over the past six decades, IAPH has steadily developed into a global alliance of ports, representing today some 180 ports and some 140 port-related businesses in 90 countries. The member ports together handle well over 60% of the world’s sea-borne trade and nearly 80% of the world container traffic. It is a non-profit-making and non-governmental organization (NGO) headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
On 12 May 2017 the International Association of Ports and Harbors decided to set up a World Ports Sustainability Program. Guided by the 17 UN SDGs the program wants to enhance and coordinate future sustainability efforts of ports worldwide and foster international cooperation with partners in the supply chain. The World Ports Sustainability Program builds on the World Ports Climate Initiative that IAPH started in 2008 and extends it to other areas of sustainable development.
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), the International Association of Cities and Ports (AIVP) and the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) signed up as strategic partners of the World Ports Sustainability Program.