PortEconomics is celebrating the ending of 2016 recapping the articles that have captured the interest of the visitors of our web initiative so far for 2016.
Our most popular papers on Viewpoints in 2016 were:
1. The Panama canal expansion: they dug it, will they come?
Although the expansion of the Panama Canal is seen as a remarkable engineering achievement, it comes at auspicious times in global trade and shipping. Like many large infrastructure projects, it was built to service a commercial trend that may already have run its course, a most interesting viewpoint by PortEconomics members Jean-Paul Rodrigue and Theo Notteboom. [Link]
2. The top-5 strategy errors made by ports
After many years advising companies from different sectors about creating and executing their strategic plans, we have witnessed both good and bad decisions – not necessarily in equal order. PortEconomics co-director Peter de Langen and PortEconomics member Jonas Mendes Constante outline the five most common mistakes that port authorities and terminals companies make. [Link]
3. Italy reframes its port governance
After 22 years from the introduction of the landlord system (1994 Port Reform), the Italian Government approved a new reform law that is going to further reshape the organization of the whole port architecture at national level, comments PortEconomics member Francesco Parola. [Link]
4. Successful public-private partnerships in port infrastructure projects: a guide
PortEconomics members Michael Dooms, and Elvira Haezendonck, along with Geoffrey Aaerts and Thies Grage discuss the several critical success factors taken into account when developing port infrastructure in this manner may guide port managers and private infrastructure financiers or investors towards a fruitful cooperative venture. [Link]
5. Why ports should be managed like airports
“An effective management model to bring down costs can be gleaned from the airport industry”. That is the central argument of a viewpoint article by Peter de Langen and Periklis Saragiotis. [Link]
6. European Ports: nine take aways from 2016
PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom waves goodbye to 2016, with its co-director Theo Notteboom, summarising the nine ‘take aways’ of the year for European Ports. [Link]