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October 12th, 2012
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PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom in cooperation with Jasmine Siu Lee Lam, presented their latest research on the green port toolbox: a comparison of port management tools used by leading ports in Asia and Europe, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. The study attempts to fill the literature gap and the much desired industry needs by researching on green port development from the policy and management perspective. This study aims to...
October 11th, 2012
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PortEconomics member Jean-Paul Rodrigue and Porteconomics co-director Theo Notteboom presented their latest research on the geography of cruise itineraries,, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. In the past decades, the cruise industry developed into a mass market using large vessels and adding more revenue generating passenger services onboard. It is a highly concentrated business both in terms of players (i.e. four players accounting for 96%...
October 8th, 2012
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PortEconomics associate member Adolf Ng, along with Gi-Tae Yeo, Paul T.W. Lee and Z.L. Yang, presented their latest research on modelling port choice in an uncertain environment, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. Port choice is an important issue to be investigated to ensure the effective integration of container supply chains and the sustainable development of regional economy. The selection of appropriate ports to facilitate shipping...
October 7th, 2012
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PortEconomics co-director Thanos Pallis presented his latest research on Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in seaports: The case of Nigeria, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. Policy reforms and subsequent entry of private port terminal operators in Nigeria ports provides an interesting case study of port policy practices to attract and benefit from foreign direct investment (FDI). FDI in port infrastructure is an attractive policy option for...
October 2nd, 2012
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PortEconomics member Vicky Kaselimi presented her latest research on the effects of opening up terminal business to outsiders: A game theoretical approach with application to the South African ports, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. Most ports around the world are governed following the landlord port authority scheme. Under this management model, terminal operations are awarded to private companies using long-term concession agreements that...
September 24th, 2012
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PortEconomics members Michael Dooms and Francesco Parola and associate member Larissa Van Der Lugt, presented their latest study on the applicability of strategy concepts for hybrid organisations such as the port authorities, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. Due to dynamic competition, the gain of autonomy through port devolution and the resulting evolution towards accountability in diverse fields of performance, port authorities (PAs) are...
September 18th, 2012
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PortEconomics member Pierre Cariou, in collaboration with Ali Cheaitou, presented their latest research on Cascading Effect, Network Configuration and Optimal Transshipment Volumes during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. As a consequence of the emergence of large container ships, which have driven freight rates down and left companies struggling with over-capacity, liner shipping companies have faced an unprecedented drop in demand. One of the...
August 13th, 2012
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PortEconomics associate member Mary Brooks presented her latest research on the changing regulation of coastal shipping in Australia, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. Market access to coastal shipping services is often severely restricted, but in some markets access is more liberalized. Most countries impose national flag requirements as a minimum. However, Australia's coastal shipping market has been more open than many other markets,...
March 23rd, 2012
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The awarding of terminals in seaports are the theme of the latest issue of the Maritime Policy and Management. The issue is co-edited by PortEconomics co-directors Theo Notteboom, and Thanos Pallis, in collaboration with Dr. Sheila Farrell. In many countries around the world, governments and public port authorities have retreated from port operations in the belief that enterprise-based port services and operations would allow for greater flexibility and efficiency in the market (through more competition) and a better response to...
February 2nd, 2012
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The UNCTAD study "How to utilize FDI to improve transport infrastructure - ports: Lessons from Nigeria" prepared by Thanos Pallis with inputs and assistance from PortEconomics member Aimilia Papachristou was released on January 31st in Geneva and New York. The study draws lessons from the experience of Nigeria and its broad-based port reforms over the past decade. A rising number of developing countries have reformed governance models and introduced private investment and management in formerly State-dominated ports. Foreign direct...
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