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November 1st, 2023
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PortEconomics member Theo Notteboom contributed to a chapter that is included in the new book “Maritime Decarbonization - Practical Tools, Case Studies and Decarbonization Enablers" (https://lnkd.in/eFjmX2J5), edited by Mikael Lind, Wolfgang Lehmacher, and Robert Ward. Theo's and Wolfgang Lehmacher, Mikael Lind, Gavin Allwrightt, Jeremy (JB) Bentham, David Cummins, Johan Svendsen, Kirsi Tikka, Ph.D. and Dr. Louise De Tremerie), book chapter is titled "Highlights of the book –...
October 24th, 2023
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PortEconomics members Pierre Cariou and Jason Monios, joined by Gabriel Figueiredo de Oliveira (University of Toulon, France), investigated the changes in European container port rankings to determine if and how a new dynamic phase can follow a phase of maturity in a container port range. Their portstudy examines mobility in ranking from 2000 to 2019 and sheds light on the influence of neighbouring ports in a range as well as the level of maturity of each range. Findings from three different methods (Gini coefficient...
October 19th, 2023
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The METRANS Transportation Center has released the full study on "Container Terminal Automation" developed by PortEconomics members Geraldine Knatz, Theo Notteboom & Thanos Pallis In the past decade, container terminal automation has become a key theme in terminal development and operations. The progressive introduction of semi- and fully-automated terminal systems is driven, among other reasons, by the need for operations standardization, reduction in manning and increase in productivity. Yet, only certain terminals will fit the...
October 16th, 2023
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PortEconomics co-directors Thanos Pallis and Peter de Langen had the opportunity to present their current portstudy in progress on geopolitical leverage in maritime transport and global supply chains at the workshop on Globalization, Shipping and Trade, organized in Paris on October 12, 2023. Globalized production entails large flows of goods that are for 80% of them shipped over the seas. It is, therefore, essential to understanding the motivation of all stakeholders participating in the maritime transport of goods and their interaction...
October 9th, 2023
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PortEconomics members Peter de Langen and Jonas Mendes Constante, joined by Salvador Furió Pruñonos (Fundación Valenciaport) present the concept of innovation ecosystems in ports, its components, and the theory behind this trend that has been consolidated in recent years in ports of international reference such as Rotterdam, Valencia and Singapore. The evolution of these three cases mentioned and of the Latin American ports with open innovation programs in progress, such as Bahía Blanca, Cartagena, Santos and Itaqui are presented...
October 9th, 2023
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Elsevier’s science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators by John Ioannidis (Stanford University) is one of the leading sources to analyze career-long data in different research fields. The October 2023 report ranks the 2% best-performing scholars of a total of more than 26,000 scientists in the primary field "Logistics & Transportation" by the so-called c-score.Although port and maritime economics is only a sub-field, ten (10) PortEconomics.eu members made it to the global top 562 (or 2% highest ranked)...
October 5th, 2023
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by Thanos Pallispublished in Naftemporiki (ed). Focus on Shipping, 28 Sept, 2023 Chinese investments in European seaports have increased rapidly in the 21st century. This increase is part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – in particular, its maritime component, the Maritime Silk Road (MSR) – and is among the economic and geopolitical effects of China’s growing role in global affairs. Seaports are crucial pivots connecting a national economy with the world economy. Historically, however, China was a land power;...
September 21st, 2023
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By Ricardo J. Sánchez, Daniel E. Perrotti & Ma. Alejandra Gómez-Paz Fort In the business of containerised cargo international logistics, which connects domestic and global economies, the ships' sizes have direct implications in the decision-making process for logistics and trade. Business, financial, operational, and public decisions on infrastructure, logistics services, and territorial planning partly revolve around issues such as the size and technology of ships and the allocation of resources that shipping companies decide for...
September 11th, 2023
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IAPH has released its fifth edition of the World Ports Tracker for quarter 2 of 2023, which contains the most comprehensive situation report on economic activity by ports themselves, as well as by using S&P Global container market intelligence data and now UNCTAD-MDST’s liner shipping connectivity index, both on container trade trends. PortEconomics co-directors Theo Notteboom and Thanos Pallis are the authors of the IAPH World Ports Tracker included in the analysis of UNCTAD-MDST Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (LSCI) on top of the...
September 9th, 2023
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By Peter de Langen Amsterdam’s city council has approved a plan to ban cruise from Amsterdam’s city center. Another bold move from a port that some years ago took the decision to phase out the handling of coal by 2030. While I was (in a previous column in Port Strategy) and continue to be positive about the decision on coal, in my view the ban on cruise is shortsighted. For very understandable reasons, Amsterdam aims to reduce the negative impacts associated with tourism. But negative effects from tourism are not a given, and they...
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