The flagship journal Maritime Policy & Management celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. To celebrate this occasion, Chung Ang University in Seoul (host of the Journal) organized an academic conference inviting distinguished scholars to review past and future developments in shipping and port research. PortEconomics could not miss the celebration, with members of the team invited to give knowledgeable insights of the contribution of the Journal.
PortEconomics team members Theo Notteboom, Thanos Pallis, Peter de Langen and Aimilia Papachristou developed a contribution on ‘Advances in Port Studies: the contribution of 40 years Maritime Policy & Management“.
The paper was presented at the event by Theo Notteboom while James Fawcett of the University of Southern Carolina acted as discussant. The contribution points to the ever more important role of port studies in MPM. In the past few years nearly half of all published papers are dealing with port-related issues while this figure was less than 10% in the 1970s. Also, MPM paved the way for a maturing process of port research with many seminal papers on topics such as port productivity, the role of port authorities, port-hinterland relationships and the role of ports in supply chains.
The paper in its final form will, together with five other papers presented at the 40th anniversary event, be published in a Special Anniversary Issue of MPM which will come out at the end of this year (guest editor: Wesley Wilson).
Also: PortEconomics associate member Adolf Ng contributed to the event with a study on the evolution and trends of shipping research. Read more @ PortEconomics.