The final programme of the international DEVPORT Conference on strategies to increase sustainable competitiveness in ports & maritime logistics is now available. The Conference will take place on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th June 2014 at the University of Le Havre.
This scientific event aims to bring together researchers and professionals for two days of exchanges, in order to compare different disciplinary approaches to maritime et port questions, and to draw up an inventory of the researches in a prospecting way. This conference is included in the DEVPORT project, which brings together researchers from different research centers and universities.
During the conference, members of the PortEconomics team will present the following papers:
- Spatial pattern and complexity of the global shipping network (by Chengjin Wang & César Ducruet)
- Incentive Approaches to Port Concession Agreements (Athanasios A. Pallis et Grace Wang)
- Waste reception facilities in Cruise Ports: The case of the Med» (by Athanasios A. Pallis & Aimilia A. Papachristou)
- The role of seaport-based logistic platforms in the automotive supply chain: Some evidence from the Lower Seine Region (France) (by David Guerrero, Adolf K.Y.Ng & Jérôme Verny)
The aim of this conference is to compare different disciplinary approaches in the following topics:
- The first concerns the adaptation of maritime, port and logistics operators to hazards of globalization including strategies of maritime shipping lines, port planning and development, supply chain development. They are part of research fields on which researchers have already significant experience capitalized.
- The second axis is to analyze a number of port models identifiable in foreign contexts and compare them to the particular case of “The Seine Corridor”(Le Havre, Rouen, Paris) or “Seine Axis”. The ultimate goal is to find the best operating conditions of a regional port system, associated to a global metropolis.
- Innovations in transport have facilitated the development of flexible production and distribution systems both locally and globally as well as the emergence of an increasingly specialized and globalized economy.
The Conference is organised by the interdisciplinary center on mobility of the University of Le Havre (CIRTAI), associated to the CNRS within the mixed research unit «Identités et Différenciations de l’Espace, de l’Environnement et des Sociétés» (IDEES).