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February 4th, 2017
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The PortEconomics team had the privilege to provide a customised edition of its flagship PortExecutive Seminar, this time in Panama, with the program attended by the personnel of the Panama Canal Authority The 6th edition of the PortExecutive Seminar focused on business development for ports, and related industrial and logistics complexes. Specific attention was given on issues as drivers of change, the use of concessions, stakeholder management and business development capabilities. The  program included various interactive...
January 14th, 2017
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PortEconomics is pleased to share an advanced notice and invitation to explore a beta version of the new ECLAC Maritime and Logistics Profile. The Profile, in its new format, offers more interactive functionalities, which improve the visibility of data and allow construction of basic and customized indicators. You are invited to explore and test this tool, your feedback on the new format and the contents will be highly appreciated: please forward any comments, to PortEconomics member Dr. Ricardo Sanchez...
November 28th, 2016
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The Journal of the American Society of Transportation and Logistics announced the special themed issue "Global Shipping and Ports" for the Summer 2018 issue. Guest co-editors:  Douglas N. Hales and Jasmine Siu Lee Lam Global shipping has experienced huge changes over the past decade. It began with the shipping boom prior to 2007, radically slowing during the recession period, but picking up again in late 2013. But over the past 18 months, shipping has slowed again, while the industry is continuing to increase capacity. This cycle...
November 21st, 2016
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A call for contributions in a an edited book project entitled "Game Theory Applications in Port and Maritime Studies" to be published by Routledge (Maritime Masters book series) has been announced by PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom and Bruce Hartmann. This book aims to make analysis using game theory more accessible to those who are interested in maritime and port affairs. To reach this goal, the chapters in the book will address multiple facets of game theory applications in port and maritime studies in view of: Introducing...
November 9th, 2016
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PortEconomics associate member Martijn van der Horst successfully defended his PhD thesis at Delft University of Technology, entitled Coordination in Hinterland Chains: An institutional analysis of port-related transport. Martijn joined the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology as a guest-PhD candidate to work on his thesis under supervisor of prof. John Groenewegen (emeritus professor in Economics of Infrastructure). The thesis was defended in public in the presence of a thesis committee on 3rd of...
November 8th, 2016
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For over 20 years under the senior editorship of the late Elisabeth Mann Borgese, the Ocean Yearbook has published leading edge articles, reports and reference materials devoted to the issues and concerns affecting the world oceans. Marine biologists, oceanographers, and specialists in foreign policy, ocean development, coastal zone management, international law, and strategic studies around the world have found the Ocean Yearbook an invaluable tool for research on this vital global resource. Editorship of the Ocean Yearbook is a...
November 5th, 2016
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Dr. Mary R. Brooks,  a member of the PortEconomics team has just been named Chair of the Marine Board of the U.S. National Academies. Brooks began her two-year term as Chair on November 1. An expert in transportation, Brooks will apply her knowledge and experience to the position chairing the Marine Board, to which she has belonged since 2008. This body provides advice on the ability of American marine and maritime industries to operate safely, efficiently and in an environmentally responsible way. As well as responding to requests for...
November 1st, 2016
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Special Issue: The 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road: Challenges and Opportunities for Transport Management and Practice In 2013, the People's Republic of China initiated the concept of the “Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road” (hereinafter referred to as the One Belt and One Road concept: OBOR). This Special Issue focuses on the new ocean-based Maritime Silk Road, which is a strategic framework proposing the creation of a more connected trade and economic zone connecting countries in East Asia,...
September 30th, 2016
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Call for Papers Track T 13_10: Knowledge management and sustainable corporate growth in different collaborative environments  Organizers: Francesco Parola (University of Genoa), Lara Agostini (University of Padua), Giovanni Satta (University of Genoa), Anna Nosella (University of Padua), Evangelia Siachou (Hellenic American University, Athens), Michael Dooms (Vrije University Brussels), Marcello Risitano (University of Naples “Parthenope”) The extant management literature argues that both collaborative and external...
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