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January 16th, 2018
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Α just published research reveals the leading role of several members of PortEconomics team in maritime research in the 21st century. Reviewing the top 50 authors in maritime research over the period 2000-2015, Chang, Y-T., Choi, K-S., Jo, A. and Park, H. published in early 2018 a study of the ‘Top 50 authors, affiliations, and countries in maritime research’, ranking scholars as regards the number of papers; the weighted score according to their contribution in the respective studies; and the impact of their research based on...
January 2nd, 2018
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The central concerns of mobilities research – exploring the broader context and human aspects of movement - are fundamental to an understanding of the maritime freight transport sector. Challenges to the environment, attempts at more sustainable practices, changes in the geoeconomic system, political power, labour, economic development and governance issues are all among the topics covered in this book. Edited by PortEconomics members Jason Monios and Gordon Wilsmeier, the aim of this volume is to address issues of maritime transport...
December 14th, 2017
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Shipping flows – maritime ‘footprints’ – remain underexplored in the existing literature despite the crucial importance of freight transport for global trade and economic development. Additionally, decision-makers lack a comprehensive view on how shipping flows can be measured, analyzed, and mapped in order to support their policies and strategies. Edited by PortEconomics member Cesar Ducruet, this interdisciplinary volume, drawing on an international cast-list of experts, explores a number of crucial issues in shipping data...
December 11th, 2017
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The undergoing structural changes, that put shipping and ports industry under pressure and driving the need for innovation was the key theme of PortEconomics member Indra Vonck presentation during the Baltic Ports Conference 2017. Indra divided these structural changes in three major issues: 1. Increased complexity, 2. Pressure on revenue and costs and 3. Energy transition. Detailing the three issues he concluded in suggestions that will move forward the port industry: The future of the ports is challenging but bright since...
November 20th, 2017
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PortEconomics co-director Prof. Theo Notteboom will lead the newly established Center of Eurasian Maritime and Inland Logistics (CEMIL) of Shanghai Maritime University (SMU), which was inaugurated in Shanghai on Nov 20, 2017.  The research center is part of the China Insititute of FTZ Supply Chain, a key institute of SMU. CEMIL’s mission is ‘Bridging Asia and Europe through maritime and logistics research’. CEMIL's permanent staff and associate experts are committed to promote a better understanding of seaside and landside...
October 26th, 2017
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UNCTAD published today the 2017 edition of Review of Maritime Transport, a recurrent publication prepared by the UNCTAD secretariat since 1968 with the aim of fostering the transparency of maritime markets and analysing relevant developments. The Review of Maritime Transport 2017 presents key developments in the world economy and international trade and related impacts on shipping demand and supply, and freight and charter markets in 2016 and early 2017, as well as seaports and the regulatory and legal framework. In Chapter 4, Review of...
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...
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