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December 28th, 2011
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Porteconomics co-director Peter de Langen, who works at Port of Rotterdam Authority as well as Eindhoven University of Technology, developed a management case on the hinterland access challenge of Rotterdam. The case describes Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR) and its challenge to contribute to cheap, efficient, sustainable and reliable hinterland transport. The students are asked to come up with suggestions for activities of Port of Rotterdam. The case has been done with students on bachelor (Fontys vocational university) as well as master...
December 23rd, 2011
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Francesco Parola delivered a presentation (in French), together with his colleagues Valérie Lavaud, Anne Cadoret and Salvatore Maugeri, themed "Analyser les conflits portuaires pour comprendre les dynamiques et la gouvernance portuaires. Une comparaison de Sète, Gênes et Naples", at the Journées Internationales sur la gouvernance et les communauté portuaire en Europe. The speech provided an overview on the major sources of conflicts within the port domain, also depicting the most critical phases in the evolution of port governance...
December 20th, 2011
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Year 2011 concludes with a highlight for the port research activities of the PortEconomics team, the contribution of five port studies in the just published Blackwell Companion to Maritime Economics. The volume, edited by Wayne Talley, provides a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the entire scope of issues relating to shipping and port economics, containing in total 11 chapters concerned with the economics of ports – i.e., the provision of port services and the users of these services, Mary Brooks and Thanos Pallis discuss the...
December 18th, 2011
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Dr George Vaggelas delivered an invited presentation at the Regional Seminar Tourism and Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean that was held in Genoa on 12-14 of December 2011. George's presentation Cruise tourism: Economic benefits, sustainable development and port-city relations included facts regarding the importance of cruise tourism as an economic generator for the local economies, the potential impact of cruise on sustainability issues as well as the value of port-city relationships for increasing the attractiveness of a city as a...
December 14th, 2011
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Participating at the 6th edition of the European Conference & Exhibition on Inland terminals, held in Barcelona, Spain, one of the major ports in the Med with a surprisingly big hinterland on the European continent, PortEconomics associate member Jean-Paul Rodrigue delivered a presentation on "Port Regionalization, Inland Terminals and Last Mile Logistics". The European Conference & Exhibition on Inland terminals is always organised in the transport and logistical hotspots of Europe: Duisburg (Germany), Antwerp (Belgium), Paris...
December 12th, 2011
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A study on Market Concentration in Coastal Shipping and Limitations to island's accessibility, co-authored by PortEconomics member Thomas Vitsounis and Ass. Prof. Maria Lekakou (STT-Uni of the Aegean, Gr) is published in the latest issue of the scholarly journal Research in Transportation Business & Management. The paper tests two research hypotheses of great relevance for port users, service providers, and policy-makers in the case of a major coastal market in Europe (i.e. Greece). The first one is the extent that the coastal shipping...
November 27th, 2011
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Drs Aimilia Papachristou participated at the Tripartite Meeting of Experts for the Review and Adoption of ILO Guidelines on Training in the Port Sector, which took place from 21-25th of November at Geneva, Switzerland. The Meeting composed of experts nominated by governments of ILO member States chosen by the Governing Body of the ILO; experts nominated by the Governing Body after consultations with the Employers' group; and experts nominated by the Governing Body after consultation with the Workers' group. Expert observers from other...
November 26th, 2011
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Patrick Verhoeven PortEconomics associate member and Secretary General of the European Sea Port Organisation tweets the agenda of the ESPO Passenger Committee in Civitavecchia: city-port relations, passenger rights and border controls. More about the activities of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) @ www.espo.be
November 26th, 2011
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A new port study by Mary Brooks, Thanos Pallis and Tony Schellinck examining Users' perspectives of port effectiveness in North America is published in Transport Research Records (TRR), an ISI indexed scholarly journal published by the Transportation Research Board in US. (vol. 2222, pp. 34-42), This study discusses the findings of a survey of port users' perspectives in North America that identifies and evaluates a key, yet under-researched, component of port performance, that is effectiveness in delivering port services to port users....
November 26th, 2011
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PortEconomics associate member Dr. Michaël Dooms has won the 4th edition of the ‘Palgrave Macmillan Prize in Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL)’ – a price awarded for PhD theses submitted and defended between July 2008 and June 2011. The prize was awarded after submission of the complete PhD thesis and an academic paper, followed by a procedure of peer review of thesis and paper by an academic panel of 14 eminent scholars in the field. Since 2002, this prestigious prize is awarded every 3 years to the best PhD theses, which have...
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