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November 15th, 2022
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PortEconomics presents the list of the top 15 #container #ports in the #European #Union, prepared by PortEconomics member Theo Nottteboom. The table shows the container throughput in TEU for the first nine months of 2022 (unless mentioned otherwise) and the growth in 2021. While the ranking might be a mere distraction from other major port-related themes such as sustainability, energy transition and supply chain resilience, the table provides more insight into the EU container port landscape. The year 2021 brought...
November 15th, 2022
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If you are interested in rail and dry port development in relation to Malaysian seaports, you might want to read the latest port study by PortEconomics member Theo Notteboom – co-authored with ", Jagan Jeevan and other Malaysian colleagues, from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu - in the scholarly journal Research in Transportation Business and Management (RTBM). In the paper "Integration of rail freight with dry ports: A route for seaport regionalisation" the authors use an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) to investigate the challenges...
October 31st, 2022
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White Paper on port integrity reveals insights into the importance of port integrity commitments for better maritime supply chains, the development of the Global Port Integrity Platform (GPIP), the challenges encountered during the research process and some findings on port integrity commitment levels. The discussion details and justifies the call for collaborative and sector-driven action for increased transparency and integrity in ports and a better overall operating environment. The Maritime Anti-corruption Network (MACN) launched the...
October 30th, 2022
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"DP World, the developer of London Gateway, made two recent announcements, signalling the steady development of the London Gateway port business ecosystem" - comments Peter de Langen in his "Analyst" column in Port Strategy "First, it will invest around £350 million in a fourth berth project, which will increase London Gateway’s capacity by a third. This will enable London Gateway to continue increasing volumes and continue increasing its share of the UK market. Second, DP World announced that work has begun on a new speculative...
October 17th, 2022
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PortEconomics members received a welcomed acknowledgment by a report ranking 10 members of the team in the list of the best in the academic world per research field. Since its establishment, PortEconomics has provided freely accessible research, education, information, and network-building material on critical issues of port economics, management, and policies. The initiative is developed and empowered by the members of the PortEconomics group, including scholars from all parts of the world.   Last week,...
October 13th, 2022
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For centuries shipping has been the backbone of global trade. Now, at a new turning point in mankind´s history, traditional economic practices and interactions are increasingly being challenged. As for the shipping sector, in particular, a growing gap can be felt between the ‘reaction time’ needed to implement new competitive yet sustainable business strategies, and the frequency and velocity of change in the systems. KLU and Hapag-Lloyd invite you to a Reception and Symposium “Transitions: Readiness and challenges in the shipping...
September 21st, 2022
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In recent years we have witnessed the reformulation of Port Authority strategies, intending to serve better a growing maritime trade and increased demands for resilience and sustainability of maritime supply chains. Among the adjustments taking place is the advancement of collaboration between the managing entities of ports and, more recently, the expansiofn of Port Authority mergers, mostly involving ports in proximity. Today, port mergers at the national or regional level can be found worldwide. Some concern ports of similar sizes, such as...
September 20th, 2022
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PortEconomics members Michael Dooms, Larissa van der Lugt, Theo Notteboom, and Thanos Pallis will join international experts from the maritime-port sector will present their vision on: "The current maritime port environment and the importance of industry indicators for understanding the relevance of ports for economic development" during the Workshop organized by the Valenciaport Chair of Port Economics on October 25, 2022 On Tuesday, 25th of October, the Valenciaport Chair of Port Economics is holding the workshop 'Port strategy and...
September 20th, 2022
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In the last twenty years, International Terminal Operators (ITOs) have performed horizontal growth strategies to keep pace with global and regional demand expansion as well as to diversify corporate risk across various geographic regions. In this perspective, the paper aims to investigate the ITOS’ strategic behaviours when implementing their internationalisation processes, by giving a particular emphasis to the geographic diversification strategy, intended as the geographic dispersion of business activities out of their country of...
September 13th, 2022
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Maritime transportation is a highly complex global activity which, given the volume and the nature of processes and transactions involved, is immensely exposed to corruption risks. The growth of maritime trade and the development of maritime transport systems are multiplying these problems, with international organisations developing initiatives to address them. One of the challenges for the shipping industry is the corruption-related incidents that occur during the approach and mooring of ships in ports. This is also true across the...
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