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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...
April 6th, 2016
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PortEconomics associate member Adolf K.Y. Ng, professor of transport and supply chain management of the Asper School of Business of the University of Manitoba and Director of the University of Manitoba Transport Institute (UMTI), has been appointed as an Associate Editor of the scholarly journal Maritime Policy & Management (MPM). MPM is the world's flagship journal in maritime transport research. A multi-disciplinary and international refereed journal, it brings together papers on the different topics that concern the maritime...
April 1st, 2016
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The Port of Long Beach organised its 12th annual Pulse of the Ports Peak Season Forecast event, with keynote speakers revealing details on the prospects for growth in West Coast, US but also a number of perspectives on how port users and other stakeholders approach modern supply chains integration. PoLB released the video of the interesting meetings, chaired by Dr Noel Hacegaba - whereas the presentations at the event might be found here: Panelist's presentations (Source: Port of Long Beach)...
February 19th, 2016
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The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport organises a two-days workshop titled Quality on Ports, on 21-22 February in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. PortEconomics member George Vaggelas will be present to discuss about the quality on ports through port user perceptions on port performance as a critical element in ports' total quality management. Find more on the workshop @ its webpage....
February 14th, 2016
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Port Experts and stakeholders  are invited to reflect upon the performance of the port industry in the EU, and the further need to develop performance insights on the industry level. An one-day event is organised in Lisbon on March 23rd, 2016, which can be combined with an IAPH-PIANC event on the stakeholder consultation of guidelines for port sustainability reporting the day before (March 22nd). A 2-day programme is thus offered to participants, offering excellent networking opportunities. PortEconomics members Dr. Michael Dooms, Dr....
January 17th, 2016
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How can ports change a city? And what can a city do to enhance this? PortEconomics co-director Thanos Pallis took active part at the one-day conference 'Piraeus: Relations between the Port and the City',  discussed organised in Piraeus, Greece by the Univerisy of Piraeus. Thanos joined the Greek Minister for Shipping and Island Policy, the Mayor of the City of Piraeus, and Stavros Hatzakos, General Manager of the Port of Piraeus, discussing the prospects and impact of changing container and cruise activities on city development,...
December 31st, 2015
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PortEconomics is celebrating the ending of 2015 recapping the articles that have captured the interest of the visitors of our web initiative so far for 2015. As measured by Google Analytics the list of the top-5 papers on container ports: 1. Scenarios on alliance formation in container shipping Having demonstrated how strategic alliances among container shipping companies have changed in the past 20 years, PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom, explains the scenarios on alliance formation in container shipping today. 2. Beyond...
December 31st, 2015
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PortEconomics is celebrating the ending of 2015 recapping the articles that have captured the interest of the visitors of our web initiative so far for 2015. As measured by Google Analytics the list of the top-5 news presented at PortEconomics on cruise ports are: 1. State of the art of the cruise industry & cruise ports The OECD International Transport Forum (ITF) brought cruise and cruise ports at the centre of discussions during the 2015 ITF/OECD Summit on "Transport, Tourism and Trade", with Thanos Pallis preparing the background...
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