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September 18th, 2012
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PortEconomics member Pierre Cariou, in collaboration with Ali Cheaitou, presented their latest research on Cascading Effect, Network Configuration and Optimal Transshipment Volumes during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. As a consequence of the emergence of large container ships, which have driven freight rates down and left companies struggling with over-capacity, liner shipping companies have faced an unprecedented drop in demand. One of the...
March 23rd, 2012
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The awarding of terminals in seaports are the theme of the latest issue of the Maritime Policy and Management. The issue is co-edited by PortEconomics co-directors Theo Notteboom, and Thanos Pallis, in collaboration with Dr. Sheila Farrell. In many countries around the world, governments and public port authorities have retreated from port operations in the belief that enterprise-based port services and operations would allow for greater flexibility and efficiency in the market (through more competition) and a better response to...
February 5th, 2012
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PortEconomics ass. member Patrick Verhoeven delivered the inaugural lecture at the Apulian distinguished lectures series, sharing with the audience his thoughts on the governance of seaports and the economic and societal challenges that today's port authorities are facing. The Apulian distinguished lectures series are held in Brindisi, Italy, and are a joint initiative by the Region Puglia, the City of Brindisi, the University of Salento and the Port Authority of Brindisi. The project is co-ordinated by the President of the Port of Brindisi...
December 20th, 2011
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Year 2011 concludes with a highlight for the port research activities of the PortEconomics team, the contribution of five port studies in the just published Blackwell Companion to Maritime Economics. The volume, edited by Wayne Talley, provides a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the entire scope of issues relating to shipping and port economics, containing in total 11 chapters concerned with the economics of ports – i.e., the provision of port services and the users of these services, Mary Brooks and Thanos Pallis discuss the...
December 18th, 2011
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Dr George Vaggelas delivered an invited presentation at the Regional Seminar Tourism and Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean that was held in Genoa on 12-14 of December 2011. George's presentation Cruise tourism: Economic benefits, sustainable development and port-city relations included facts regarding the importance of cruise tourism as an economic generator for the local economies, the potential impact of cruise on sustainability issues as well as the value of port-city relationships for increasing the attractiveness of a city as a...
November 26th, 2011
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Patrick Verhoeven PortEconomics associate member and Secretary General of the European Sea Port Organisation tweets the agenda of the ESPO Passenger Committee in Civitavecchia: city-port relations, passenger rights and border controls. More about the activities of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) @ www.espo.be
November 26th, 2011
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A new port study by Mary Brooks, Thanos Pallis and Tony Schellinck examining Users' perspectives of port effectiveness in North America is published in Transport Research Records (TRR), an ISI indexed scholarly journal published by the Transportation Research Board in US. (vol. 2222, pp. 34-42), This study discusses the findings of a survey of port users' perspectives in North America that identifies and evaluates a key, yet under-researched, component of port performance, that is effectiveness in delivering port services to port users....
November 26th, 2011
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Dr. Thomas Vitsounis delivers an invited lecture on  Key Performance Indicators and Balanced Scorecard in Ports during the Masport Seminar that was held in Valencia, November 10th-11th 2011. Thomas presented the output of mainstream research on Balanced port performance measurement with the emphasis being on port users' perceived value. Moreover, Thomas had the opportunity to present the recent output of the "Port Performance Indicators: Selection and Measurement" project to a vibrant and of top quality audience. The MASPORT...
October 1st, 2011
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The scale of a port terminal is the theme of a new port study, by PortEonomics members Vicky Kasselimi, Theo Notteboom, Thanos Pallis and Sheila Farrell. The decision on the scale of a port terminal affects the terminal‟s managerial, operational and competitive position in all the phases of its life. It also affects competition structures in the port in which the terminal is operating, and has a potential impact on other terminals. Port authorities and terminal operators need to know the scale of the terminal when engaging in concession...
September 30th, 2011
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PortEconomics members Theo Notteboom, and Wei Yim Yap investigate the competitive dynamics between container ports in the light of liner shipping scheduling in a port study published in the latest issue of the scholarly journal Maritime Policy and Management (vol. 38, issue 5). Container ports provide the primary interface where physical exchange between buyers and sellers of containerised shipping capacity can be consolidated and realised. Consequently, ports that are able to complement and add value to the objectives of shipping lines and...
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