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February 26th, 2016
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The quality in ports was in the centre of discussions during the two-days workshop organised by the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, on 21-22 February in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. PortEconomics member George Vaggelas in his presentation discussed the quality attributes and the relations of quality of several operational aspects of a port. George analysed the reasons behind the importance of quality in ports and presented some well established quality processes and standards in the port industry and existing...
January 30th, 2016
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Climate change is arguably an irreversible process and could lead to catastrophic climate change-related risk posed to human lives and activities. Hence, taking effective port adaptation measures to climate change is not a choice but necessity nowadays. PortEconomics associate member Adolf Ng delivered a seminar presentation at the Sauder School of Business of the University of British Columbia (UBC) on Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports: The Need for a New Paradigm? Adolf argued on the decision-making process to be...
January 17th, 2016
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How can ports change a city? And what can a city do to enhance this? PortEconomics co-director Thanos Pallis took active part at the one-day conference 'Piraeus: Relations between the Port and the City',  discussed organised in Piraeus, Greece by the Univerisy of Piraeus. Thanos joined the Greek Minister for Shipping and Island Policy, the Mayor of the City of Piraeus, and Stavros Hatzakos, General Manager of the Port of Piraeus, discussing the prospects and impact of changing container and cruise activities on city development,...
December 15th, 2015
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The prospects of cruising in the Med, and their implications for the Greek cruise market, were the themes of the conference organised by the Greek Cruise Union in the context of the 2nd Greek Tourism Expo 2015. PortEconomics co-director Thanos Pallis, under his capacity as MedCruise Secretary General, was among the keynote speakers. Thanos presentation on "Prospects for cruise activities in the Med" emphasised the numerous challenges that the cruise industry in the Med face: the deployment trends around the globe, the need to accommodate...
December 5th, 2015
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The competitive position of the upgraded Panama Canal was the theme of an invited presentation by PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom, delivered at the 3rd Busan International Port Conference (BIPC). About 500 port leaders and figures in the global port and shipping industry attended the event. Theo,gave his perspective on the current and future position of the Panama Canal vis-à-vis other (competing) routes. During his presentation, he underlined that global shipping and intermodal transport networks are adapting to the growing...
November 24th, 2015
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Do we really know what smart ports, shipping and supply chains are? Thomas Vitsounis,  explained the issue at the AusIntermodal Conference, held in 19-20 November, Sydney, Australia. Thomas joined the discussions regarding the critical issues affecting containerised freight.  The themes of the discussions spanned from the planning, funding and successful delivery of major infrastructure projects, to improving supply chain efficiency and ensuring Australia has the regulatory framework for a competitive and sustainable...
November 24th, 2015
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Why do seaports need to reform? Searching for answers, port authorities continue to demonstrate interest in the 'Economic Assessment of Management Reform in European Seaports' study that was conducted and recently published by PortEconomics associate member Patrick Verhoeven. Partrick acted as the keynote speaker at the first cultural meeting of the Livorno Port Center was PortEconomics that was held on Tuesday 3 November. Patrick argued on the necessity of management reform of the seaports and the different approaches based on the...
November 17th, 2015
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By Theo Notteboom Having demostrated (see inforgraphic below) how strategic alliances among container shipping companies have changed in the past 20 years, PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom, explains the scenarios on alliance formation in container shipping today. Four alliances are operational in the market: 2M, Ocean Three, CKYHE and G6. Alliance partnerships often evolved as a result of mergers and acquisitions (e.g. merger between P&OCL and Nedlloyd and the take-overs by P&O Nedlloyd and SeaLand by Maersk) and...
November 3rd, 2015
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Containerization growth drives shipping business, but which are the factors leading to this growth? And how does this relationship evolve? PortEconomics member Jean-Paul Rodrigue was a keynote speaker at 2015 Terminals Operators Conference of the Americas held in Panama City, Panama, and discussed the issue at this premier business and networking event for ports, terminals, shipping lines, 3PLs & shippers. PortEconomics provide exclusively to its visitors the opportunity to go through the presentation. You need just to register...
October 30th, 2015
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The Economic assessment of management reform in european seaports is the theme of the latest port study by PortEconomics associate member Patrick Verhoeven - now available to be downloaded via PortEconomics Combining expertise of port authorities role in European ports and of the changes in port governance over the last decades, Patirck's thesis argues that independent management optimises the possibilities for port authorities to contribute to the competitiveness of their ports. It increases their ability to invest, by having more...
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