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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...
April 27th, 2011
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May 2011: PortEconomics member Thanos Pallis will discuss the findings of a forthcoming report on FDI practices in ports during the UNCTAD Investment, Enterprise and Development Commission session, 2–6 May 2011, Geneva, Switzerland. Thanos Pallis will join Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD and a number of Ministers and key decision makers in developing countries to discuss Best Practices in Strengthening Investment in Basic Infrastructure in Developing Countries. The High-level session of the Commission, jointly with...
April 12th, 2011
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A new study entitled The Financialisation of the Port and terminal Industry: Revisiting Risk and Embeddedness, co-authored by the members of the portEconomics team Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Theo Notteboom  and Thanos Pallis, is now published in the latest issue of the scholarly Journal Maritime Policy and Management (vol 38 (2), pp. 191 - 213). The paper explores the evolving relationship between the port and terminal industry and the financial sector. Since the financial industry has taken an active role in global economic affairs,...
January 14th, 2011
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PortEconomics members contribute in the book "Integrating Seaports and Trade Corridors" co-edited by Hall, P., Mc Calla, R., Comtois, C., Slack, B.  The book, published by  Ashgate (ISBN 978-1-4094-0401-9), examines the importance of the seaports and the corridors which connects them, for the international trade and the world economy. ENPOS members Theo Notteboom, Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Thanos Pallis and Thomas Vitsounis contributed with three chapters. Theo Notteboom and Jean-Paul Rodrigue (along with G. De Monie) co-authored two chapters....
December 13th, 2010
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PortEconomics members and associate members were involved in a large number of papers which were presented at  the Asian Logistics Round Table 2010 Conference and Meeting (ALRT 2010) which took place in Antwerp on 2-3 December 2010. The studies to be published in an edited book in late January/early February 2011: SHOU, C., NG, K.Y., PALLIS, A., Transport node governance in a changing world: the institutional reform of Tianjin port - VEENSTRA, A., NOTTEBOOM, T., The development of the Yangtze River Container Ports System DE COSTER,...
December 12th, 2010
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December 2010: The port study "The Financialisation of the Port and Terminal Industry: Revisiting risk and embeddedness", conducted by Jean-Paul Rodrigue (Hofstra University, US), Theo Notteboom (ITMMA-University of Antwerp) and Athanasios Pallis (STT-University of the Aegean) will be published in a forthcoming issue of Maritime Policy and Management, the flagship journal of international shipping and port research. The study explores the evolving relationship between the port and terminal industry and the financial sector. Since the...
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