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October 8th, 2012
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PortEconomics associate member Adolf Ng, along with Gi-Tae Yeo, Paul T.W. Lee and Z.L. Yang, presented their latest research on modelling port choice in an uncertain environment, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. Port choice is an important issue to be investigated to ensure the effective integration of container supply chains and the sustainable development of regional economy. The selection of appropriate ports to facilitate shipping...
October 7th, 2012
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PortEconomics co-director Thanos Pallis presented his latest research on Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in seaports: The case of Nigeria, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. Policy reforms and subsequent entry of private port terminal operators in Nigeria ports provides an interesting case study of port policy practices to attract and benefit from foreign direct investment (FDI). FDI in port infrastructure is an attractive policy option for...
October 2nd, 2012
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PortEconomics member Vicky Kaselimi presented her latest research on the effects of opening up terminal business to outsiders: A game theoretical approach with application to the South African ports, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. Most ports around the world are governed following the landlord port authority scheme. Under this management model, terminal operations are awarded to private companies using long-term concession agreements that...
September 8th, 2012
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The annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Εconomists-IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan provided to the PortEconomics team the opportunity to present the research they conducted over the last year. In total PortEconomics members presented 16 different port or port relate studies that progressed over the course of the last months, shaping research developments in the emerging research field of port economics, policy and management, as well as in port related studies. PortEconomics plans to extensively...
August 13th, 2012
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PortEconomics associate member Mary Brooks presented her latest research on the changing regulation of coastal shipping in Australia, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. Market access to coastal shipping services is often severely restricted, but in some markets access is more liberalized. Most countries impose national flag requirements as a minimum. However, Australia's coastal shipping market has been more open than many other markets,...
March 23rd, 2012
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The awarding of terminals in seaports are the theme of the latest issue of the Maritime Policy and Management. The issue is co-edited by PortEconomics co-directors Theo Notteboom, and Thanos Pallis, in collaboration with Dr. Sheila Farrell. In many countries around the world, governments and public port authorities have retreated from port operations in the belief that enterprise-based port services and operations would allow for greater flexibility and efficiency in the market (through more competition) and a better response to...
February 18th, 2012
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PortEconomics co-director Thanos Pallis presented his views on the prospects and current initiatives to promote the competitivess of Greek ports, during the Financial Times World Shipping Congress that took place in Athens Greece, 19 & 20 February 2012. In front of a crowd that included presidents of shipowners' Associations representing 3 continents, 10 major Shipping Countries and almost 60% of the international fleet. Thanos, acting at his capacity as General Secretary of ports and port policy of the Hellenic Republic, presented his...
February 5th, 2012
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PortEconomics ass. member Patrick Verhoeven delivered the inaugural lecture at the Apulian distinguished lectures series, sharing with the audience his thoughts on the governance of seaports and the economic and societal challenges that today's port authorities are facing. The Apulian distinguished lectures series are held in Brindisi, Italy, and are a joint initiative by the Region Puglia, the City of Brindisi, the University of Salento and the Port Authority of Brindisi. The project is co-ordinated by the President of the Port of Brindisi...
February 2nd, 2012
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The UNCTAD study "How to utilize FDI to improve transport infrastructure - ports: Lessons from Nigeria" prepared by Thanos Pallis with inputs and assistance from PortEconomics member Aimilia Papachristou was released on January 31st in Geneva and New York. The study draws lessons from the experience of Nigeria and its broad-based port reforms over the past decade. A rising number of developing countries have reformed governance models and introduced private investment and management in formerly State-dominated ports. Foreign direct...
January 27th, 2012
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PortEconomics ass. member Pierre Cariou - in collaboration with Figueirido de Olivera G. studied the efficiency of iron ore and coal ports in more than 15 countries, with their study published in the scholarly journal Maritime Policy and Management Pierre and Figuerido used data envelopment analysis to asses the efficiency of 122 iron ore and coal ports in 2005. Estimates for 54 loading and 68 unloading ports show that the main source of inefficiency in bulk terminals is related to the scale. Results aggregated at a country level...
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