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September 21st, 2017
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The PORTOPIA partners - including several PortEconomics members - are happy to present the outcome of the project and to shed a light on future developments during the Final Event that will take place on November 9, 2017 in the BNP Paribas Fortis Auditorium Marais in Brussels (Belgium). This event must be seen as a milestone in the data digitalisation agenda of the European port sector. Within the framework of the PORTOPIA project, a European consortium of academics, IT experts and port professionals has been working for four years on the...
August 21st, 2017
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Clustering provides significant added value to companies belonging to it, well verified in practice and in literature. Informally, at least, shipping clusters exist in many cities (i.e. Singapore), some developed around a port with obscure boundaries. Such a case is the Piraeus in Greece, relying heavily on the Greek shipping companies, principal merchant fleet owners globally in terms of tonnage, located in the area in and around Piraeus. Despite the volume and importance of the shipping companies, the presence, though, of a shipping...
August 2nd, 2017
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PortEconomics members Francesco Parola and Thanos Pallis joined by Dong-Wook Song (World Maritime University) are the guest editors of a special issue of the prestigious scholarly Journal Transport Policy, examining the theme "Shipping and Port Marketing: Policy and Strategy" The Journal: Transport Policy Transport Policy is an international refereed journal aimed at bridging the gap between theory and practice in transport. Its subject areas reflect the concerns of policymakers in government, industry, voluntary...
July 26th, 2017
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CALL FOR PAPERS 26th annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME), Mombasa, Kenya, September 18th – 21st, 2018 Sustainable maritime, port and logistics industries in emerging economies: towards a path of Blue Growth The maritime economy is increasingly being rebranded or retooled towards the “Blue Economy” or “Blue Growth”. Many regions and countries, both from the industrialized and emerging economies, have identified the “Blue Economy” as a future driver of sustainable...
July 12th, 2017
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The Greek shipping community remains confident about the role of Greece as maritime center in the coming years and believes that its enhancement would strengthen their business - in spite of the the growing attractiveness of competing maritime centers, PortEconomics members Thanos Pallis and George Vaggelas collaborated with Ernest & Young in a study focusing on the 'repositioning Greece as a global maritime capital". The study, which was presented during a press conference held in Athens, Greece, includes a survey and...
July 2nd, 2017
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PortEconomics members actively participated at the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Annual Conference that was held in Kyoto Japan the last week of June 2017 – with the members of the initiative presenting a variety of studies dealing with various aspects of port economics, management and policies, and a variety of port markets and geographical regions. In total, PortEconomics members presented 23 different port or port related studies that progressed over the course of the last months, shaping research developments...
June 20th, 2017
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The 15th annual meeting of the Port Performance Research Network (PPRN) brings the leading port economists from all over the globe in Kyoto, Japan, on Tuesday 27 June 2017, to discuss the way forward for port studies PortEconomics members will join fellow maritime economists interested in port research at the eve of the 2017 Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) to discuss the latest findings and trends in port studies and shape together the future of research in port economics policies and...
March 22nd, 2017
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PortEconomics founding member and co-director Dr. Peter de Langen has been appointed at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark, as visiting professor at CBS maritime in 2017. "With the affiliation of Peter de Langen, CBS Maritime is bringing one of the most well-known and quoted port management researchers to CBS. Throughout his career Peter has contributed greatly to port economics and management research through academic publications, consultancy reports and contributions to industry journals and other media. Peter also is a founding...
March 18th, 2017
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PortEconomics members Τheo Notteboom, Geraldine Knatz and Francesco Parola are the guest editors of a special issue of the prestigious scholarly Research in Transport Business and Management (RTBM) examining “Port cooperation" The Theme of the Special Issue Co-operation, integration and co-ordination are much researched themes in mainstream economic and management literature. The port industry has witnessed a multiplication of port co-operation/integration schemes in recent years partly driven by governance reforms, public policy,...
March 16th, 2017
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PortEconomics member Francesco Parola joined the board of Directors of the Port Authority of Genoa/Samoan as representative of the respective Italian region. On March 13th the Port System Authority (or, simply, Port Authority) of Genoa-Savona started to operate with its new executive board composed by the President, the representative of the Coast Guard, and the members appointed by the two municipalities and the Liguria Region. This development represents an important "step" in the implementation of the recent port governance reform in...
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