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June 14th, 2011
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The PortEconomics SummerCourse was completed with participants and instructors sharing their enthusiasm for the event. Updates on developments in the field and state-of-the art research, interesting discussions and networking dominated four productive days on the theme of "Advances in Port Management: Theory and Practice". Instructors included Thanos Pallis (University of the Aegean, Greece), Peter de Langen (University of Eindhoven/Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands), Theo Notteboom (ITMMA-University of Antwerp, Belgium), Mary Pierre...
June 14th, 2011
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June 2011: PortEconomics member Thanos Pallis presents its views on the progress of the European Port Policy and the lessons resulting for European integration at the International Meeting of the Hellenic University Association for European Studies (EPEES). The meeting, had the theme "Enlargement or deepening? The EU in the era of the Lisbon Treaty", and was held in Lesvos Greece, 11-12 June 2011. Thanos presentation  "Deepening or Widening? The adjustment challenge for sectoral EU policies: Lessons from the European Port Policy" is...
June 10th, 2011
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June 2011: A port study conducted by the members of the PortEconomics team Mary Brooks and Thanos Pallis, along with Prof. Tony Schellinck (Dalhousie University, Canada), is published in the latest issue of the scholarly journal Maritime Policy and Management. The paper is entitled "A systematic approach for evaluating port effectiveness" and examines how users evaluate effectiveness and which are the critical factors for their evaluation, based on an online survey. Based on the findings of the field research - conducted in Canada with the...
June 9th, 2011
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June 2011: PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom and associate member Jean-Paul Rodrigue led the academic session at the TOC Europe conference which took place in Antwerp from 7 to 9 June 2011. Read their presentation on  "The next box wave - can containerization reinvert itself?" @ PortEconomics.eu
May 19th, 2011
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Port Technology International publishes three articles co-authored by the PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom and the associate member Jean-Paul Rodrigue, who express their views on "Dry ports and the maritime hinterland: Gaining momentum"  and, in two parts, on "Global networks in the container terminal operating industry".
May 14th, 2011
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May 2011: Members of the PortEconomics team played a key role at the European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO) 2011 Conference, held in Cyprus May 5 & 6, 2011. The key presentations, that set the tune of the discussions in two different sessions, included: Selection and measurement of port performance indicators. Peter de Langen, along with Michael Doooms, joined by partners in the PPRISM project presented the outline of a future European ‘dashboard’ of port performance indicators. Economic outlook for ports and shipping: A...
May 14th, 2011
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May 2011: ENPOS member Theo Notteboom will speak at the upcoming 27th IAPH World Port Conference (International Association of Ports and Harbors) which will take place in Busan, South Korea from 23 to 27 May 2011. Theo's presentation entitled ‘In search of synergies between seaports and inland ports in Europe’ will focus on the functional relationships between seaports and inland ports in Europe. It will be discussed how the European port system and inland port system developed over time  and how competitive forces have reshaped...
April 27th, 2011
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May 2011: PortEconomics member Thanos Pallis will discuss the findings of a forthcoming report on FDI practices in ports during the UNCTAD Investment, Enterprise and Development Commission session, 2–6 May 2011, Geneva, Switzerland. Thanos Pallis will join Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD and a number of Ministers and key decision makers in developing countries to discuss Best Practices in Strengthening Investment in Basic Infrastructure in Developing Countries. The High-level session of the Commission, jointly with...
April 12th, 2011
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A new study entitled The Financialisation of the Port and terminal Industry: Revisiting Risk and Embeddedness, co-authored by the members of the portEconomics team Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Theo Notteboom  and Thanos Pallis, is now published in the latest issue of the scholarly Journal Maritime Policy and Management (vol 38 (2), pp. 191 - 213). The paper explores the evolving relationship between the port and terminal industry and the financial sector. Since the financial industry has taken an active role in global economic affairs,...
January 14th, 2011
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PortEconomics members contribute in the book "Integrating Seaports and Trade Corridors" co-edited by Hall, P., Mc Calla, R., Comtois, C., Slack, B.  The book, published by  Ashgate (ISBN 978-1-4094-0401-9), examines the importance of the seaports and the corridors which connects them, for the international trade and the world economy. ENPOS members Theo Notteboom, Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Thanos Pallis and Thomas Vitsounis contributed with three chapters. Theo Notteboom and Jean-Paul Rodrigue (along with G. De Monie) co-authored two chapters....
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