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June 11th, 2013
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By Theo Notteboom PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom contributed in the latest Port Technolgy International issue No 58, an article on the European container port system. In his article, Theo deals with the dynamics in the European container port system and analyzes to what extent the economic crisis has affected the competitive position of container ports and port regions in Europe. In particular, the article draws conclusions on the changing positions of established port regions and pinpoints to the rise of new European gateway...
May 19th, 2013
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PortEconomics member Jean-Paul Rodrigue is interviewed by the BBC for a piece about economies of scale in container shipping; William Kreme writes an article questioning "How much bigger can container ships get?" and uses the following graphic from the latest edition of Jean-Paul's book "Geography of Transport Systems" depicting the different generations of container ships.  Figure from: www.bbc.co.uk In the same article, Paul Davey from Hutchison Ports, which operates Felixstowe in the UK, focus on the the challenge for ports to...
February 26th, 2013
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By Jean-Paul Rodrigue PortEconomics member Jean-Paul Rodrigue along with Mark Booth contributed to the 57th issue of the Port Technology International magazine with an article examining grounded and chassis container terminal operations. Ocean container chassis have a critical function in the movement and storage of full and empty marine containers. A container chassis is a wheeled structure designed to carry marine containers for the purpose of truck movement between terminals and shipping facilities. It is a simple...
February 25th, 2013
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PortEconomics associate member Adolf Ng contributed to the 57th issue of the Port Technology International magazine with an article examining Port Development in East Asia: From Efficiency Enhancement to Regional Competitiveness. East Asia was one of the fastest growing regions in the past decades thanks to the export-led growth strategy of various developing countries. With most of the world's traded cargoes being carried by sea, East Asian ports had also undergone substantial transformation and development. Indeed, their direction of...
December 29th, 2012
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PortEconomics co-directors Peter de Langen, Theo Notteboom and Thanos Pallis are the authors of the first PortEconomics editorial published in the Port Technology International Magazine, marking the inauguration of the PortEconomics and Port Technology International 'partnership in publishing'. In their editorial entitled "The Quality of Port Infrastructure ranking: Some insights" Peter, Theo and Thanos discuss the port infrastructure rankings provided by the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) of the World Economic Forum (WEF)....
December 20th, 2012
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PortEconomics member George Vaggelas contributed to the 56th issue of the Port Technology International magazine with an article examining the new investment era of the Port of Thessaloniki, in Greece. Radical changes in the world economy, and consequently in global transport systems, have altered the operational, organisational and, in some cases, ownership status of the port industry. Ports have become a capital intensive competitive industry, playing a crucial role in world trade, and by extension, in the world economy. In the case...
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...
September 25th, 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 stakeholders views on the future of the European Port Poicy as happened: Day-1: Tuesday 25-September Opening (14h00): The high-level two days-Conference European Ports Policy Review: "Unlocking the Growth Potential" begins in Brussels (25-26 September 2012). More than 400 people are attending the event, representing...
September 24th, 2012
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By George Vaggelas The economic crisis and the implications on the Greek port system, as well as the ways leading to port survival, are the themes of a press article by PortEconomics member George Vaggelas published at the metaforespress.gr, a website exclusively dedicated to the Greek transport industry. Based on the economic situation of Greece, the majority of Greek ports face reduced throughput and a detorioration of their financial results. George suggests five pillars in order to overcome these difficulties. The first...
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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