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November 4th, 2012
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PortEconomics member Michael Dooms along with Mitchell van Ballen and PortEconomics associate member Elvira Haezendonck, presented their latest research on the economic impact of river tourism on ports: the case of Brussels, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. River cruises and events on inland ships have been enjoying a growing popularity. The economic benefits that emerge from these forms of river tourism, through the expenditures of...
November 1st, 2012
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The gateway and the hinterlands dynamics of African container port system is the subject of the recent study of PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom alond with Darren Fraser that published in the latest issue of African Journal of Business Management. The Southern African container port system features a diverse range of different port types and sizes from five African countries. Collectively, ports in this region constituted a significant 40% market share of all container traffic through the African continent in 2005. One of the...
October 22nd, 2012
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Containers lines adjust their business model to cope with market and revenue volatility, and PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom, in cooperation with Ahmed Mowafy Fakhr-Eldin, presented a study on how they do so during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. In recent decades, container trade has been one of the fastest growing segments of the shipping industry. In 2009 global container traffic faced a significant drop leading to difficult times for...
October 12th, 2012
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PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom in cooperation with Jasmine Siu Lee Lam, presented their latest research on the green port toolbox: a comparison of port management tools used by leading ports in Asia and Europe, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. The study attempts to fill the literature gap and the much desired industry needs by researching on green port development from the policy and management perspective. This study aims to...
October 11th, 2012
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PortEconomics member Jean-Paul Rodrigue and Porteconomics co-director Theo Notteboom presented their latest research on the geography of cruise itineraries,, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. In the past decades, the cruise industry developed into a mass market using large vessels and adding more revenue generating passenger services onboard. It is a highly concentrated business both in terms of players (i.e. four players accounting for 96%...
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,...
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