Port competition emerged as a complex and multi-faceted concept due to changes in the market environment of ports and the resulting intensification of rivalry between operators in the same port, between neighbouring ports, be-tween multi-port gateway regions and between entire port ranges.
PortEconomics co-directors Theo Notteboom and Peter de Langen in their latest port study Container port competition in Europe, discuss the port competition in Europe with a main focus on container ports and terminals and they provide an in-depth theoretical and empirical description of port competition in the second most important container port system in the world after Asia.
The study, including in the Handbook of Ocean Container Transport Logistics – Making Global Supply Chain Effective, International Series in Operations Research & Management Science, Vol. 220 of C.-Y. Lee and Q. Meng, aims to provide the reader with a clear insight on the current sta-tus, drivers and issues in European container port competition.
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