PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom contributed in the latest Port Technolgy International [issue 59], an article on “Cargo volumes on the European container port system”.
source: Theo Notteboom (2013). Cargo volumes on the European container port system”. Port Technology International, no. 59
An earlier contribution in Port Technology International titled ‘Recent traffic dynamics in the European container port system’ [issue 58] discussed the impact of the crisis on the port hierarchy in the European container system. The focus was mainly on the evolving traffic position in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of specific multi-port container gateway regions in Europe.
In this contribution Theo analyses the recent changes in the total cargo volumes in European ports as well as in specific cargo groups. We also discuss the relevance of focusing on port throughput as an indicator of a port’s success. This contribution is largely based on Theo’s keynote presentation delivered during the annual conference of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) in Varna, Bulgaria at the end of May 2013.
You can freely download Theo’s article @PortEconomics