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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...
September 18th, 2011
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In a video interview to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwsblad Transport, European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas responsible for Transport announced his intention to bring forward in 2013 a package of proposals to help ports remain competitive and support the huge potential for growth in the port sector. 
June 14th, 2011
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June 2011: PortEconomics member Thanos Pallis presents its views on the progress of the European Port Policy and the lessons resulting for European integration at the International Meeting of the Hellenic University Association for European Studies (EPEES). The meeting, had the theme "Enlargement or deepening? The EU in the era of the Lisbon Treaty", and was held in Lesvos Greece, 11-12 June 2011. Thanos presentation  "Deepening or Widening? The adjustment challenge for sectoral EU policies: Lessons from the European Port Policy" is...
June 9th, 2011
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June 2011: PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom and associate member Jean-Paul Rodrigue led the academic session at the TOC Europe conference which took place in Antwerp from 7 to 9 June 2011. Read their presentation on  "The next box wave - can containerization reinvert itself?" @ PortEconomics.eu
May 19th, 2011
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Port Technology International publishes three articles co-authored by the PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom and the associate member Jean-Paul Rodrigue, who express their views on "Dry ports and the maritime hinterland: Gaining momentum"  and, in two parts, on "Global networks in the container terminal operating industry".
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