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Can local communities coexist with global ports?

Over 90% of the world trade is carried by sea, with an oligopoly of alliances controlling its geography. While ports are becoming increasingly globalised and corporatized, their expansion demands more resources from local territories. When the dynamics of the logistics business disrupt people’s lives and places, conflicts emerge. 

Many communities of citizens living around ports are taking action, reclaiming the right to their territories.

Contested Ports is a collaborative, non-exhaustive platform that documents conflicts between people and ports. It highlights community resistance strategies and is a hub to share resources that deepen critical engagement with the unsustainable effects of maritime logistics.

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