PortEconomics is celebrating the ending of 2015 recapping the articles that have captured the interest of the visitors of our web initiative so far for 2015.
As measured by Google Analytics the list of the top-5 papers on container ports:
1. Scenarios on alliance formation in container shipping
Having demonstrated how strategic alliances among container shipping companies have changed in the past 20 years, PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom, explains the scenarios on alliance formation in container shipping today. [Link]
2. Beyond productivity: Understanding container port performance
Port users perceptions of their experience in a given port do matter and port performance measurement needs to take this into account argue Thanos Pallis and George Vaggelas in their port study that benefits from the project PORTOPIA. [Link]
3. Profiling Global Container Ports
Container ports are reflective of the world’s commercial geography particularly since they dominantly handle finished and intermediate goods. Commodities are becoming more prevalent, but still remain a niche market. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, profiles global container ports. [Link]
4. How much container volume can a weekly service bring to your port?
An analysis of liner services on the North Europe – Far East trade reveals that average vessel sizes have increased from 4,250 TEU in 1998 to 12,200 TEU in 2015. Theo Notteboom discusses The combination of ever large container vessels with a relative decline in the number of ports of call per liner service results in larger call sizes. [Link]
5. Thinking inside the box
Container shipping remains at large a humble hero. It’s not popular, it doesn’t attract much attention but works in the background to deliver. Some might even say that container shipping is boring. [Link]