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December 29th, 2016
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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 Shipping in 2016 were: 1. The Hanjin shipping bankruptcy: how big of an impact? For many years, the shipping industry has been in a situation of overcapacity, which was depressing rates and impairing the profitability of shipping lines, writes PortEconomics member Jean-Paul Rodrigue. To make matters worse, almost every major shipping line was ordering...
December 13th, 2016
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By Jean-Paul Rodrigue Conventionally, ports and airports are not considered to be integrated since they service different supply chains, namely high value goods for air transport and bulk commodities for maritime transport. Maritime and air cargo were typically incompatible, implying that port and airport operations were planned separately. Their location only coincided because they both service large metropolitan markets and need to be well connected to road transport systems. While this assertion is still valid, several changes took...
December 9th, 2016
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Investments in infrastructure outside the EU and its impact on trade flows and existing capacities; the strengths and weaknesses of the existing EU infrastructure network; opportunities deriving from connections to non-EU networks; EU requests from neighbouring and non-EU countries before committing to common projects; and the impact of One-Belt-One-Road (OBOR) on the existing TEN-T network, were all among the issues that PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom put forward during his keynote speech at the Second Annual...
September 14th, 2016
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The last decades, freight transport worldwide has grown substantial. The growing volumes put pressure on the European transport network, and affect directly the demand for capacity in the transport network from seaport to hinterland. The size and number of inland ports is increasing. Both from a societal and academic perspective, interest on inland ports is growing, assuming that inland ports are important links in port systems. Nevertheless, limited attention has been paid to the measurement of the economic impact of inland ports to the...
August 22nd, 2016
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The 14th annual meeting of the Port Performance Research Network (PPRN) takes place today, Tuesday, 23rd August, in Hamburg, Germany with PortEconomics members meeting together with fellow maritime economists interested in port research at the eve of the 2016 Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME). The Port Performance Research Network (PPRN) is an informal network of maritime economists interested in issues of port policy. It was established at the IAME 2001 meeting in Hong Kong to undertake...
July 28th, 2016
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Concerns over the health of oceans and their ecosystems have enabled the adoption for the first time of UNCTAD's Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) exclusively dedicated to the oceans: SDG 14. This goal commits UN Member States “to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. The oceans economy has been defined as a vehicle toward a greener and more sustainable and inclusive economic paths on the marine and coastal environment. In this context, UNCTAD organised an international...
July 12th, 2016
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Global cities are still in many ways maritime cities (Dogan, 1988) or locate near seaports or sea-river ports (Vance, 1970). Port cities have also been vital centers of successive world systems throughout history (Braudel, 1979), from Tyr and Sidon in the Phoenician world to New York and Shanghai nowadays. This communication aims to apply for the first time network analytical methods to maritime flows connecting cities of the world, over the long term (1890-2010). More likely were analyses of interurban connectivity through...
July 4th, 2016
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The aspirations of the cruise companies and how they are shapping the challenges that cruise ports are facing today was the key issue addressed by PortEconomics member George Vaggelas during the presentation titled "Cruise ports and sustainability – Contemporary issues". Cruise ships gigantism, port-city relations, cruise port efficiency and investments in cruise ports along with the cruise port user’s satisfaction are among the top challenges. How these challenges are connected with cruise ports sustainability issues was also a...
June 29th, 2016
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“The future is smart: the digitisation of container trade and supply chains” was the title of the session moderated by PortEconomics member Thomas Vitsounis during the highly profiled TOC Europe conference held in Hamburg 14-16 June 2016. The discussion focused on new technologies and how they already alter the ports and maritime industry with reference to innovative examples already applied in several ports around the globe. Thomas also acted as a speaker in a session about “The internet of things and big data: Connectivity,...
June 10th, 2016
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How the One-belt-one-road (OBOR) policy might affect european port-hinterland dynamics? In 2013 Xi Jinping embarked in a strategy to “break the connectivity bottleneck” in Asia.  60 countries are already involved, with this policy impacting 4.4 billion people.  In March 2015, the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiatives action plan was detailed. PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom addressed the theme during his invited presentation gave at the ESPO Conference 2016, held in 2-3 June in Dublin, Ireland. Theo also...
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