PortEconomics is a web-based initiative aiming at generating knowledge about seaports. It is developed and empowered by the members of the PortEconomics group, that are actively involved in academic and contract research in port economics, management, and policy.
The research and teaching activities of the participating scholars include specialized courses on port economics management, planning and policy. These courses are offered to students and other audiences in Europe or else, via lectures and assignments based on the output of individual or collective research activities and the most recent developments in port studies.
Scholars participating in the PortEconomics initiative also collaborate with an extensive international network of academics interested in seaport studies and research in all five continents. These collaborators act as associate members, with their activities reported via the PortEconomics website. Such collaborations are further advanced via their leading participation s in relevant international scientific associations, like the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) and the Port Performance Research Network (PPRN).
All these activities have resulted in an extensive list of relevant publications. The members of the group are actively involved in academic, as well as contract, research in port economics, management, and policy.
The PortExecutive Seminar is the flagship educational programme of PortEconomics. Its first three editions were held in Greece, France and Belgium, with the 2014 edition heading to Naples Italy in October 2014.
PortEconomics co-directors are affiliated to the following academic institutions:
Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Research in Shipping and Ports Laboratory (RESHIP) - University of the Aegean Greece
Institute of Transport and Maritime Management (ITMMA), University of Antwerp, Belgium
Scholars participating in the PortEconomics initiative collaborate with an extensive international network of academics interested in seaport studies and research in all five continents. Such collaborations are further advanced via their affiliation and leading participation in the following international scientific associations:
Did you know that the third edition of the PortEcecutive Seminar will take place in Naples, October 16-17, 2014? Read the details about the dates, location and content of the unique interactive program at the special section of the PortEconomics web-iniative: More info
2014-IAME-Wilmsmeier et al-Energy Consumption in LAC Container Terminals-Presentation
2014-IAME-Wilmsmeier et al-Energy Consumption in LAC Container Terminals-Paper
2014-7-Cruise & Ferries MedCruise article-Hatzakos & Pallis