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December 2nd, 2020
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Recent decades have brought a growing commitment of investors in the (co-)funding and management of inland terminals, particularly container terminals. However, the actors involved, the forms of third-party entry, and the emerging partnerships in inland terminals have only been investigated on a fragmented basis in inland port research. In a new port study, PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom and co-researchers Dong Yang, and Xin Zhou, analyse entry strategies of actors in inland container terminals on the Rhine and Yangtze in terms...
November 24th, 2020
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By Peter de Langen E-commerce had been growing impressively before COVID-19, with growth rates as much as 10 times higher than the growth of sales of physical stores. COVID-19 has obviously accelerated that growth. Currently, around 20 per cent of all retail sales are online, with huge differences between commodities. For books the online share is over 50 per cent, for groceries the share is, in most countries, still below five per cent. It seems fairly obvious that the rapid growth will continue once the pandemic is over, one noticeable...
November 16th, 2020
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IAPH published the November issue of its COVID-19 Port Economic Impact Barometer authored by PortEconomics members Theo Notteboom and Thanos Pallis.  The COVID-19 Port Economic Impact Barometer was developed by a dedicated Task Force operating under the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) WPSP COVID 19 Task Force and gauges the impact of the pandemic on ports from both operational and economic perspectives. IAPH released the November 2020 issue, its fourteenth report since April, and the initial outbreak...
November 14th, 2020
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Latest port study reveals the criteria structuring cruise lines decisions of which port to use for home-porting with input from cruise lines, ports and cruise terminal operators, and stakeholders. Cruise ports seek to secure cruise calls, with most of them competing to accommodate the most profitable activities of all: home-porting. Meanwhile, the uninterrupted growth of cruise activities until the COVID-19 days was based on the evolution of renewed business strategies that alter home-porting selection criteria. The latest port study by...
November 10th, 2020
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With the cruise industry stalled and uncertainty of containers, Malaga needs to expand into other cargo areas While we may associate the circular economy with more local value chains, a recent initiative from Malaga shows that this is not necessarily the case, writes Peter de Langen - in a viewpoint first published in his column as 'The Analyst" at Port Strategy. "Malaga has developed a triple function in the used (cooking) oil supply chain activities: import port for used oil, mainly from Asia, export port of biodiesel produced with the...
November 10th, 2020
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The two major approaches that seaport operators adopt to address climate change impacts are mitigation (CCM), i.e., reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and adaptation (CCA), i.e., adjusting the facility to moderate the negative outcomes of climate change. PortEconomics member Adolf Ng has joined Changmi Jiang, Shiyuan Zheng,  Ying-En Ge, and Xiaowen Fu in an examination of these strategies with the finding of their research published in the scholarly journal Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. This study is among the...
November 9th, 2020
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Large seaport hubs in Northwestern Europe are aiming to develop as circular hotspots and are striving to become first movers in the circular economy (CE) transition. In order to facilitate their transition, it is therefore relevant to unravel potential patterns of the circular transition that ports are currently undertaking. In the latest portstudy by PortEconomics member Elvira Haezendonck along with Karel Van den Berghe (Delft University of Technology) explore the CE patterns of five Belgian seaports. Based on recent (strategy)...
November 9th, 2020
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We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in our Global Survey on Port Transparency Practices, developed by PortEconomics members Mary R. Brooks, Geraldine Knatz, Thanos Pallis and Gordon Wilmsmeier. The aim is to define the best port practices (i.e. what needs to be made visible (and to whom), and what is considered to be verifiable in what is reported) from the perspective of port authorities, port users, stakeholders, researchers, and regulators. We invite you to take 9-11 minutes to complete a fully anonymous...
October 29th, 2020
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Brand strategy is a fundamental part of corporate strategy and constitutes a key condition for companies operating in international B2B contexts, to effectively manage relations with customers, stakeholders and shareholders. Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are drivers of change in both brand architecture and brand portfolio strategies pursued by B2B companies. The latest port study of PortEconomics members Theo Notteboom, Giovanni Satta and Francesco Parola, aims at investigating brand architecture and brand portfolio...
October 28th, 2020
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"COVID-19 and maritime transport: impact and responses"  is a report produced under Phase I of the maritime supply chain component of the United Nations Development Account (UNDA) project on “Transport and trade connectivity in the age of pandemics: Contactless, seamless and collaborative UN solutions”. About the Report The report was prepared by Porteconomics co-director Thanos Pallis under the overall guidance of Shamika N. Sirimanne, Director of the Division on Technology and Logistics of UNCTAD. It benefited from substantive...
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