PortEconomics is celebrating the ending of the year 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 news (plus a video) presented at PortEconomics on port authorities strategies are:
1. ‘Beyond the Landlord’: Port authority strategies around the globe
Are port authorities limiting their activities to the landlord functions? If not, which other strategies do they develop? And to what extend are they different in different parts of the world? Peter De Langen and Larissa Van der Lugt joined by Lorike Hagdorn, offer a worldwide survey of the strategic scope of 94 PAs. [Link]
2. The effect of institutional factors on public–private partnership success in ports
Port public – private partnerships (PPPs) are an important emerging mechanism for port development and improvement in port performance especially for developing countries. Francesco Parola and Jasmine Lam, along with Photis M. Panayides, investigate the effects of institutional factors in the success of port PPPs. [Link]
3. The role of port authorities in the adoption of LNG as a ship fuel
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) serves promises a good environmental performance and a foreseeable economic viability. Theo Notteboom together with Siyuan Wang observe that public port authorities are playing a proactive role in facilitating the use of LNG as a marine fuel. [Link]
4. Governance models and port concessions in Europe: Commonalities, critical issues, policy perspectives
Port Authorities have to take into account a wide range of goals in order to manage the interactions with private operators responsible for port activities. Francesco Parola, along with Claudio Ferrari and Alessio Tei, study how concession agreements can contribute to regulating these trade-offs. [Link]
5. Integrating ‘triple P’ bottom line performance and the license to operate for ports
PortEconomics member Michaël Dooms explores the strategic management of the social license to operate for ports, linking objective “triple P” performance management with subjective perception indicators of the strength of the social license to operate. [Link]
Video: Why and how to Measure Port Performance?
Invited at the OECD Roundtable on Logistics Development Strategies and their Performance Measurement in March 2015, Mary R. Brooks presented the main drivers of port performance and related factors for achieving excellence; appropriate indicators of efficiency, competence, cost, and quality of the logistics services, both in absolute and relative terms, and tracking trends- PortEconomics provides the video. [Link]