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January 27th, 2012
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PortEconomics ass. member Pierre Cariou - in collaboration with Figueirido de Olivera G. studied the efficiency of iron ore and coal ports in more than 15 countries, with their study published in the scholarly journal Maritime Policy and Management Pierre and Figuerido used data envelopment analysis to asses the efficiency of 122 iron ore and coal ports in 2005. Estimates for 54 loading and 68 unloading ports show that the main source of inefficiency in bulk terminals is related to the scale. Results aggregated at a country level...
December 20th, 2011
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Year 2011 concludes with a highlight for the port research activities of the PortEconomics team, the contribution of five port studies in the just published Blackwell Companion to Maritime Economics. The volume, edited by Wayne Talley, provides a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the entire scope of issues relating to shipping and port economics, containing in total 11 chapters concerned with the economics of ports – i.e., the provision of port services and the users of these services, Mary Brooks and Thanos Pallis discuss the...
December 12th, 2011
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A study on Market Concentration in Coastal Shipping and Limitations to island's accessibility, co-authored by PortEconomics member Thomas Vitsounis and Ass. Prof. Maria Lekakou (STT-Uni of the Aegean, Gr) is published in the latest issue of the scholarly journal Research in Transportation Business & Management. The paper tests two research hypotheses of great relevance for port users, service providers, and policy-makers in the case of a major coastal market in Europe (i.e. Greece). The first one is the extent that the coastal shipping...
November 26th, 2011
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A new port study by Mary Brooks, Thanos Pallis and Tony Schellinck examining Users' perspectives of port effectiveness in North America is published in Transport Research Records (TRR), an ISI indexed scholarly journal published by the Transportation Research Board in US. (vol. 2222, pp. 34-42), This study discusses the findings of a survey of port users' perspectives in North America that identifies and evaluates a key, yet under-researched, component of port performance, that is effectiveness in delivering port services to port users....
November 24th, 2011
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PortEconomics associate members Michael Dooms, César Ducruet, and Elvira Haezendonck contribute to a working paper offering an evaluation of the performance of the ports of the Seine Axis (Le Havre, Rouen, Caen and Paris), as well as an analysis of the impact of the ports on their territory and an assessment of policies and governance in this field. This is the first case study of the OECD Port Cities Programme and is published as part of a series of OECD Working Papers on Regional Development published by the OECD Public Governance and...
October 1st, 2011
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The scale of a port terminal is the theme of a new port study, by PortEonomics members Vicky Kasselimi, Theo Notteboom, Thanos Pallis and Sheila Farrell. The decision on the scale of a port terminal affects the terminal‟s managerial, operational and competitive position in all the phases of its life. It also affects competition structures in the port in which the terminal is operating, and has a potential impact on other terminals. Port authorities and terminal operators need to know the scale of the terminal when engaging in concession...
October 1st, 2011
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An empirical analysis in the port of Rotterdam of coordination mechanisms in improving hinterland accessibility is the theme of the study by PortEconomics associate member Larissa van der Lugt in association with Martijn van der is published in Maritime Policy and Management, the flagship journal of maritime economics (vol 38:4, pp. 415-435) Hinterland accessibility is one of the main determinants in port competition. Improving hinterland accessibility is a complex process in which many actors are involved and many factors play a role. It...
September 30th, 2011
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PortEconomics members Theo Notteboom, and Wei Yim Yap investigate the competitive dynamics between container ports in the light of liner shipping scheduling in a port study published in the latest issue of the scholarly journal Maritime Policy and Management (vol. 38, issue 5). Container ports provide the primary interface where physical exchange between buyers and sellers of containerised shipping capacity can be consolidated and realised. Consequently, ports that are able to complement and add value to the objectives of shipping lines and...
June 10th, 2011
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June 2011: A port study conducted by the members of the PortEconomics team Mary Brooks and Thanos Pallis, along with Prof. Tony Schellinck (Dalhousie University, Canada), is published in the latest issue of the scholarly journal Maritime Policy and Management. The paper is entitled "A systematic approach for evaluating port effectiveness" and examines how users evaluate effectiveness and which are the critical factors for their evaluation, based on an online survey. Based on the findings of the field research - conducted in Canada with the...
June 10th, 2011
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June 2011: PortEconomics members Prof. Mary Brooks and Dr. Thanos Pallis presented a study at the 46th Annual Canadian Transportation research Forum (CTRF) Conference. The paper entitled "Issues in Port Policy: A Look Back to Look Forward" examines the history of port management and policy research in the second half of the 20th century, focusing on Canadian researchers and presents the "hot" research topics which can provide valuable food for thought for the port industry researchers. The study is a forerunner of a book edited by the...
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