PortStudies

March 23rd, 2017
PortStudies

Compared with the port governance models and reforms endorsed in other countries, port governance in Greece has developed in many respects in a very unique way. Greece has departed from the initial choice to attempt the application of generic port governance models developed at international level opting for governance patterns that contradict the usual European model defined by the dominance of port concessions and publicly owned port authorities performing regulatory functions prototype. In a study included in a special volume...
March 17th, 2017
PortStudies

In an article included in a special volume of the scholarly journal Research in Transportation Business and Management (RTBM), revisiting port governance and port reform around the globe,  PortEconomics members Mary Brooks and Thanos Pallis are joined by Kevin Cullinane to recap port governance and policy developments in 25 countries. A wave of port reforms was observed around the globe in the 1990s and early 2000s. Although these port reforms were eclectic in both their objectives and the forms they took, they did share a common context...
March 16th, 2017
PortStudies

In an article included in a special volume of the scholarly journal Research in Transportation Business and Management (RTBM), revisiting port governance and port reform around the globe,  PortEconomics member Jasmine Lam, joined by Zengqi Xiao, recap port governance and policy developments in Singapore, emphasising the evolution of the port-city relationship. Port cities serve as a link between the local economy and the global economy, is an interaction of both urban and port systems, giving rise to its complex and dynamic...
March 10th, 2017
PortStudies

The lack of a sound conceptualization of logistics centres originates from the variety in temporal and spatial approaches. In transportation chains, path-breaking trends in market needs, technological innovations and institutional changes, as well as the place specificity of logistics centres embedded in various national contexts inevitably led to a substantial theoretical ambiguity. PortEconomics members Theo Notteboom, Francesco Parola, Giovanni Satta, along with Marcello Risitano (University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy) aim to...
February 27th, 2017
PortStudies

By Jean-Paul Rodrigue Although several aspects of e-commerce are perceived as a retail activity, it can better be understood from a freight distribution perspective. Because of the characteristics of its operations, e-commerce is having four fundamental impacts on freight distribution: • Distribution Pattern. The growth in home deliveries is one of the most tangible impacts of e-commerce as consumers are switching a growing share of their consumption (particularly discretionary) to purchases made online. Instead of a retail...
February 20th, 2017
PortStudies

The decision about which port or terminal to use is more often driven by issues like route risk and diversification, labor strife and competing offerings by shipping lines. Shipping line network configuration, own terminal investments, existing alliance partner investments, and availability of the cranes to service ever-larger ships are also critical factors. In an article that was first published on 7 Feb 2917, @ the Reconnecting Asia website, Mary R. Brooks debates whether or not automation at ports is a disruptive enough technology to...
December 30th, 2016
PortStudies

In 2016, PortEconomics launched 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. The first PortReport, which has been collectively prepared by four PortEconomics members: Theo Notteboom, Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Jason Monios and Gordon Wilmsmeier, identifies the type of distribution activities...
December 30th, 2016
PortStudies

PortEconomics is celebrating the ending of 2016 recapping the articles that have captured the interest of the visitors of our web initiative so far for 2016. Our most popular papers on Port Authorities in 2016 were: 1. Marketing strategies of port authorities PortEconomics members Francesco Parola and Thanos Pallis along with Marcello Risitano & Marco Ferretti (University of Naples “Parthenope”), advance an innovative conceptualization of the marketing strategies developed by Port Authorities (PAs). The scholars frame a...
December 29th, 2016
PortStudies

PortEconomics is celebrating the ending of 2016 recapping the articles that have captured the interest of the visitors of our web initiative so far for 2016. Our most popular papers on Container ports in 2016 were: 1. Container port competition in Europe PortEconomics co-directors Theo Notteboom and Peter de Langen in their latest port study Container port competition in Europe, discuss the port competition in Europe with a main focus on container ports and terminals and they provide an in-depth theoretical and empirical description of...
December 19th, 2016
PortStudies

Trying to exploit the significant benefits associated with homeporting, several cruise ports are mobilised to establishing homeport operations. This goal is subject to a variety of factors, both internal and external one. A new port study by PortEconomics member George Vaggelas, co-authored by Spyros Niavis (University of Thessaly), defines the parameters and elements that affect the potential of a cruise port to become a homeport. The study, published in the third issue of first volume of the scholarly journal Maritime Business...
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