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November 9th, 2011
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PortEconomics members presented a number of new port studies at IAME 2011 – the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists, that took place in Santiago, Chile. In particular, the program included the following studies by the members of the PortEconomics team: Jacobs, W., De Langen, Peter W. and Notteboom, Theo E. (2011).  Institutional Plasticity and Path Dependence in Seaports: Interactions Between Institutions, Port Governance Reform and Port Authority Routines. Kaselimi, E., Notteboom, T.E. (2011), ...
October 24th, 2011
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The 9th Port Performance Research Network (PPRN) Meeting will be held in Santiago, Chile, on Tuesday 25th Ocotber 2011, the eve of the IAME 2011, at the headquarters of UNECLAC. The Port Performance Research Network (PPRN) is an informal network of maritime economists interested in issues of port policy. It was established at the IAME 2001 meeting in Hong Kong to undertake empirical testing of port governance and is currently coordinated by Mary R. Brooks and Thanos  Pallis. Since then, PPRN has met eight times, and its...
October 4th, 2011
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The opening of IAME 2011 Conference, the annual meeting of maritime economists around the globe, will take place in Santiago Chile on October 25th, and a most interestening conference programme is to follow. With over 100 full papers accepted and contributors from five continents, this year's IAME 2011 Conference is going to be one of the outstanding events in Latin America this year. The organising team together with UN-ECLAC as host of the event are looking forward to welcoming the IAME community and supporters to this year's...
September 18th, 2011
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In a video interview to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwsblad Transport, European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas responsible for Transport announced his intention to bring forward in 2013 a package of proposals to help ports remain competitive and support the huge potential for growth in the port sector. 
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...
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...
December 12th, 2010
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December 2010: The port study "The Financialisation of the Port and Terminal Industry: Revisiting risk and embeddedness", conducted by Jean-Paul Rodrigue (Hofstra University, US), Theo Notteboom (ITMMA-University of Antwerp) and Athanasios Pallis (STT-University of the Aegean) will be published in a forthcoming issue of Maritime Policy and Management, the flagship journal of international shipping and port research. The study explores the evolving relationship between the port and terminal industry and the financial sector. Since the...
December 6th, 2010
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December 2010: Inland Navigation Europe (INE) co-organized a large conference on barge transportation in a multimodal perspective in Brussels on 30 November -1 December 2010. December 2010: Inland Navigation Europe (INE) co-organized a large conference on barge transportation in a multimodal perspective in Brussels on 30 November -1 December 2010. December 2010: Inland Navigation Europe (INE) co-organized a large conference on barge transportation in a multimodal perspective in Brussels on 30 November -1 December 2010. The ‘Barge to...
November 24th, 2010
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November 2010: PortEconomics member Thanos Pallis was among the speakers at the  CEMTPP Marine Transportation Lecture Series having the theme Port Financing in the Post-Financial Crisis: Funding the infrastructures that support globalization, that was held at Columbia University, New York, on November 12, 2010 . The event was organized by the Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy, Columbia University, NY, in cooperation with NYMAR and The Transportation Committee of the New York State Bar Association, International...
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