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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...
September 2nd, 2015
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A number of port research themes to be explored by economists intersted in maritime and ports have been discussed during the 13th meeting of the Port Performance Research Network (PPRN), that took place at the eve of the 2015 Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) on Sunday 23rd August, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  PortEconomics members have shaped the agenda via a number of interventions, and PortEconomics provides you four of these presentations: Research on Reporting Sustainability,...
June 13th, 2015
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Theo Notteboom, PortEconomics co-director, gave a presentation on 'Short sea shipping in motion: the contribution of academic research in the period 1980 - 2015' at the closing plenary session of the GPRA conference (Global Port Research Alliance) held in Hong Kong on 21 and 22 May 2015. The early 1990s saw a growing interest in shortsea shipping (SSS) both in academic and policy circles. This was particularly visible in Europe where shortsea shipping and the later 'Motorways of the Sea concept' gained in importance on the transport policy...
June 8th, 2015
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More than 1.000 stakeholders and experts on the Blue economy gathered in Athens on 28th and 29th of May to discuss the future of Blue growth. PortEconomics member Michaël Dooms was invited in a high-level panel to share his views on the general theme "Ports: innovation hubs of the Blue Economy" along with Mr. Rémi Mayet from the European Commission, DG MOVE, Antonio Revedin, Director Strategic Planning and Development of the Venice Port Authority, Mr. Adam Banaszak, Member of the Committee of the Regions, and mr. Petros Kokkalis, Council...
May 31st, 2015
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With cruise activities in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas increasing, the cruise world takes initiatives to handle the produced externalities, including the wastes produced on cruise ships. In recent times, cruise lines and ports have put a lot of efforts into reducing, selecting and managing generated wastes implementing the requirements of the international regulatory framework (MARPOL 73/78) as well as those imposed by the European legislation. Thanos Pallis and Aimilia Papachristou in their latest port study that was presented at...
May 28th, 2015
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Port users perceptions of their experience in a given port, do matter and port performance measurement needs to take this into account argue Thanos Pallis and George Vaggelas in their latest port study that was presented at the 5th International Symposium on Ship Operations, Management & Economics (SOME 2015) held in Athens, Greece, 28-29 May 2015. The port industry is experiencing an ongoing transformation due to changes in its internal and external envi-ronment. Nowadays the industry is characterized by fierce competition of...
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