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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...
September 15th, 2016
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The Review of Maritime Transport 2015 has been released by UNCTAD sheds light to developments in shipping and ports around the globe within 2015. Around 80 per cent of the volume of international trade in goods is carried by sea, and the percentage is even higher for most developing countries. The Review of Maritime Transport provides an analysis of structural and cyclical changes affecting seaborne trade, ports and shipping, as well as an extensive collection of statistical information. Chapter 4 is devoted to developments in...
August 22nd, 2016
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The 14th annual meeting of the Port Performance Research Network (PPRN) takes place today, Tuesday, 23rd August, in Hamburg, Germany with PortEconomics members meeting together with fellow maritime economists interested in port research at the eve of the 2016 Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME). 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...
May 7th, 2016
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The AIIT Italian Association for Traffic &  Transport Engineering with the co-sponsorship of Transportation Research Board (USA), has announced the AIIT International Congress on Transport Infrastructure and Systems TIS to be held on April 10-12, 2017 in Rome (Italy). The objective of the AIIT International Congress TIS Rome 2017 is to promote transport as a growing industry, and its current significance. The Congress provides a forum for discussion, interactions and exchange among researchers, scientists and engineers whose fields of...
April 28th, 2016
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Guest Editors Adolf K.Y. Ng and Paul T.W. Lee Deadline for Abstract Submission: 25 May 2016 Government plays hugely significant, and sometimes decisive, roles in the evolution and development of transport systems, and substantial research in transport and transport policies has supported this notion. For instance, in 2013, the Government of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter called ‘China’) initiated the concept of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road in tandem with launching the...
April 27th, 2016
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In pursuit of its commitment to promote quality research and strengthen research links, particularly among young researchers, MEL organizes its sixth competition for the best PhD theses that have been successfully defended during the period 1st April 2013 to 30th May 2016. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by the following members of the MEL Editorial Board: Michele Acciaro, Kuehne Logistics University (Germany) Kenneth Button, George Mason University (USA) Young-Tae Chang, Inha University (Korea) Kevin Cullinane, University...
April 25th, 2016
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A new stream of research on port finance is launched within the Port Performance Research Network (PPRN). The first meeting of the group will take place in August during the PPRN annual meeting organized on the eve of the IAME (International Association of Maritime Economists) Conference (23-26 August 2016, Hamburg, Germany), with PortEconomics members Francesco Parola, Jean-Paul Rodrigue,  Theo Notteboom, Thanos Pallis, and Giovanni Satta being among the leading scholars involved. Over the last decades, the relation between the...
April 19th, 2016
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PortEconomics associate member Jasmine Lam seeks research associates at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore to further develop state-of-the-art port research. NTU, Singapore has announced three (3) research positions: Research Fellow, Research Associate and Phd Student. Project Description Research projects are in the areas of Shipping, Port, Logistics, and Energy Efficiency. The focus is primarily on management and modeling. Requirements PhD/Master degree with good honours in a relevant discipline from a reputable...
April 15th, 2016
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PortEconomics is launching PortReports, a new PortEconomics Discussion Reports series aiming to enrich business and academic insights related to the port sector and to support policy-making by port profession. PortReports are freely distributed to visitors of our initiative, who simply have to freely login. Read more about the first PortReport, which has been collectively prepared by four PortEconomics members: Theo Notteboom,  Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Jason Monios and Gordon Wilmsmeier. The PortReport identifies the type of...
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