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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 Cruise ports in 2016 were: 1. Mediterranean cruise ports: traffic growth continues A 5,62% increase of passenger movements comparing to 2014 was registered in Mediterranean cruise ports in 2015. The variation of cruise passenger movements in the second biggest cruise region of the world is positive when one relates the numbers with the one that had taken...
December 19th, 2016
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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...
November 24th, 2016
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By Thanos Pallis Cruise ports in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas continue to adapt to new levels of demand, hosting bigger cruise vessels and seeking ways to accompany the contribution of cruising to port-cities and local communities with positive experiences for all their users. Celebrating 20 years of MedCruise surveyed the practices applied by MedCruise port members to further advance their cruise businesses. As detailed in the celebratory publication ‘Ports Together’, these strategies are associated extensively with...
September 12th, 2016
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With total throughput 6.36 million tonnes of dry bulk cargo, 3.98 million TEUs, 28.23 million coastal passengers and 2.07 cruise passengers in 2014, Greek ports are important actors in local, national and regional level. In 2014, their turnover exceeded the €326 million. GREPORT 2016, the Report on Greek Ports  by PortEconomics members Thanos Pallis and George Vaggelas is the first comprehensive record and analysis of the developments of the Greek port industry over the last decade. The port study, published by Port &...
August 22nd, 2016
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By Peter de Langen Cruises are increasingly relevant in port development so taking a look at pricing can be insightful, writes Peter de Langen. In Spain, dues charged by the port authority for cruise ships, expressed per passenger, vary from about €1 to about €6, depending on the port and ship capacity. These costs seem below the costs for the infrastructure and facilities. As a comparison, average ‘airside’ revenues of the Spanish airport company (AENA) are more than €9 per passenger. I acknowledge that this comparison...
July 15th, 2016
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By Α.Α. Pallis and A.Α. Papachristou Mediterranean cruise ports have gone a long way in measuring the perspectives of their users. Our PortGraphic details a survey of 71 cruise ports in the Med and its adjoining seas, the second biggest cruise region of the world. The PortGraphic reveals that the measurement of users’ satisfaction has turn to a standard practice for most cruise ports. Eight out of 10 cruise ports conduct regular users’ satisfaction surveys. 56% of them receive feedback from the passengers, 71% from the cruise...
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...
March 30th, 2016
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A 5,62% increase of passenger movements comparing to 2014 was registered in Mediterranean cruise ports in 2015. The variation of cruise passenger movements in the second biggest cruise region of the world is positive when one relates the numbers with the one that had taken place at the beginning of the decade. In 2015 cruise ports in the Med and its adjoining seas hosted 10,7% more passenger movements than in 2010. MedCruise the association cruise ports in the Med and its adjoining seas revealed that a total of 27.206.023 cruise...
February 4th, 2016
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By Thanos Pallis Within the first 15 years of the 21st century cruise passenger movements in the Black See ports increased remarkably, the cruise ports in the region hosted in 2014 a total of 204.351 cruise passenger movements and 359 cruise vessel calls. Fifteen years earlier, just 55.237 cruise passenger movements were recorded at the very same ports, with the number of cruise calls standing at just 87 calls in aggregate. The PortGrafic presents a distinctive feature of cruise development in the region: Contrary to what has happened in...
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,...
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