This working paper initiates a series of reports aimed at monitoring one of the most important sectors in Italy and it opens with an international outlook over the most significant effects that the coronavirus has caused on shipping and port logistics. Then, a series of estimates is proposed on the significant impact of the phenomenon on Italian maritime trade (import-export). The report concludes with the results of a Survey on the effects of COVID-19 carried out by SRM through some questions addressed to a sectoral panel made up of the main national players from associations and ports. It is a survey with interesting implications that addresses current problems and needs alongside possible solutions to a future recovery.
The report is available in the English and Italian versions.