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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...
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...
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