Impact of the COVID Pandemic on the Icelandic Cruise Ports

Majid Eskafi, P. Taneja, Gudmundur F. Ulfarsson

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Maritime sectors have always been dealing with uncertainties and disruptions. The COVID pandemic confronted the cruise industry with severe and wide-ranging challenges on port infrastructure, operation, and services. Understanding the port performance before, during, and aftermath of the disruption helps stakeholders to increase the preparedness and resilience of the port. Therefore, in this study, the impacts of the COVID pandemic on Icelandic ports are explored using secondary and primary data analysis.
The results show that small ports are more affected by the pandemic. These ports require more operational and infrastructural preparedness to service cruise ships in the post-COVID era. However, the impact of the pandemic was less evident on the larger ports indicating that large ports face fewer challenges for servicing cruise ships under the pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImpact of COVID-19 on the Maritime Industry
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and Responses
EditorsJu Dong Park, Tae-Goun Kim
PublisherGuhmok Publishing Co.
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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  • cruise port
  • adaptation
  • Iceland


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