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September 23rd, 2015
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Cyprus is already putting into effect the first recommendations of a study by a team involving PortEconomics members Thanos Pallis and George Vaggelas, and partners, that aims to help the country rekindle growth as a shipping centre after several flat years. The study, prepared after a government tender, has put forward a five-point action plan designed to boost the island against the claims of other maritime hubs and open ship registries at a time of industry volatility and heightened competition. Blueprint for Action The recommendations...
September 22nd, 2015
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APM Terminals has announced that it will invest more than $2bn in a new port in Nigeria, its largest single investment in a port ever. Peter de Langen through his column "The Analyst" in Port Strategy comments: "What sets this investment apart from others it has made is that APMT will develop both the container terminal and other activities. The Nigeria investment marks "a strategic shift to multi ports", said the operator. "It means we will supplement our own experience in container ports with the establishment of a free zone, an oil port...
September 17th, 2015
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There's certainly been a lot of chatter around New York about infrastructure and about the local port authority, but most of the press, traditional media and online coverage has not been about maritime things. The biggest headlines have been garnered by plans for a new $4bn revamp of the 1960s vintage LaGuardia Airport (which, sensibly, would include a ferry link to the business areas of Manhattan), writes Barry Parker. Peter de Langen through his column "The Analyst" in Port Strategy comments:  "With high profile rail fails, a new...
November 9th, 2011
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PortEconomics members presented a number of new port studies at IAME 2011 – the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists, that took place in Santiago, Chile. In particular, the program included the following studies by the members of the PortEconomics team: Jacobs, W., De Langen, Peter W. and Notteboom, Theo E. (2011).  Institutional Plasticity and Path Dependence in Seaports: Interactions Between Institutions, Port Governance Reform and Port Authority Routines. Kaselimi, E., Notteboom, T.E. (2011), ...
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