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December 15th, 2012
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PortEconomics associated member Mary Brooks chaired the UNCTAD discussions on possible ways to measure and compare the performance of seaports,  during an Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on Assessing Port Performance that was held in Geneva on December 12, 20012. Mary also delivered a presentation on the measurement of port effectiveness  in port service delivery. More than 80 per cent of merchandise trade by volume is seaborne, and the share is even higher for most developing countries. In many cases, over 95 per cent of a developing...
November 12th, 2012
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PortEconomics member Francesco Parola along with Claudio Ferrari and Alessio Tei, presented their latest research on the economic impact of facing the economic crisis by cutting costs and its impact of slow-steaming on container shipping networks, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. The research focuses on the impact of the commercial speed reduction for saving bunker cost, on shipping service patterns. In particular, the manuscript analyses...
November 8th, 2012
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The regulatory challenges that the port sector faces was the theme of PortEconomics co-director Thanos Pallis presentation at the 1st European Maritime Transport Regulation Forum "Ports: How to Regulate Logistics Interfaces?" that was organised by the Florence School of Regulation, of the European University Institute in Florence. Thanos discussed seven different groups of (de)regulatory issues that modern ports face, and analysed the challenges and questions associated with each of these issues. During the 1st European Maritime...
November 1st, 2012
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The gateway and the hinterlands dynamics of African container port system is the subject of the recent study of PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom alond with Darren Fraser that published in the latest issue of African Journal of Business Management. The Southern African container port system features a diverse range of different port types and sizes from five African countries. Collectively, ports in this region constituted a significant 40% market share of all container traffic through the African continent in 2005. One of the...
October 23rd, 2012
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Counterbalancing peripherality and concentration of national port systems is the theme of the latest study by PortEconomics associate member Gordon Wilmsmeier and Jason Monios, who presented a related analysis of the UK container port system, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. Over the last four decades the UK port system, particularly for containerised trade, experienced a shift to and concentration in the southeast of the country, close to...
October 22nd, 2012
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Containers lines adjust their business model to cope with market and revenue volatility, and PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom, in cooperation with Ahmed Mowafy Fakhr-Eldin, presented a study on how they do so during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. In recent decades, container trade has been one of the fastest growing segments of the shipping industry. In 2009 global container traffic faced a significant drop leading to difficult times for...
October 11th, 2012
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PortEconomics member Jean-Paul Rodrigue and Porteconomics co-director Theo Notteboom presented their latest research on the geography of cruise itineraries,, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. In the past decades, the cruise industry developed into a mass market using large vessels and adding more revenue generating passenger services onboard. It is a highly concentrated business both in terms of players (i.e. four players accounting for 96%...
October 7th, 2012
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PortEconomics co-director Thanos Pallis presented his latest research on Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in seaports: The case of Nigeria, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. Policy reforms and subsequent entry of private port terminal operators in Nigeria ports provides an interesting case study of port policy practices to attract and benefit from foreign direct investment (FDI). FDI in port infrastructure is an attractive policy option for...
October 2nd, 2012
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PortEconomics member Vicky Kaselimi presented her latest research on the effects of opening up terminal business to outsiders: A game theoretical approach with application to the South African ports, during the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists - IAME 2012, that was held in Taipei, Taiwan. Most ports around the world are governed following the landlord port authority scheme. Under this management model, terminal operations are awarded to private companies using long-term concession agreements that...
September 26th, 2012
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PortEconomics followed the high-level Conference on European Ports Policy Review: "Unlocking the Growth Potential" (Brussels, 25-26 September 2012) and reports events, interventions, and all you want to know about the final second Conference day as unfolded:  Day-2: Wednesday 26 September 2012 Workshop on Port Performance and the Horizon 2020: PortEconomics co-directors Thanos Pallis and Theo Notteboom to offer their perspectives on the future of the European port policy, joined by Martijn van Dongen (Head of Business...
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