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June 9th, 2022
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Many countries in Africa and Asia have coastlines that present opportunities for them to become gateways for trade between the hinterlands and global trading routes. However, policy makers struggle to translate this potential into engines of economic development and social transformation. In the past 40 years, China has taken advantage of its strategic geographical location and its status as one of the world’s top manufacturing regions. From a very low position on almost all metrics, today China has become home to more than half of the...
January 1st, 2022
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PortEconomics members would like to express their appreciation to the 63.006 visitors from 208 countries that in 2021 visited PortEconomics.eu to learn more about ports. Thank you all !! In 2022 we will continue to be here providing the best of port studies, shaping the future of port economics, management and policy. Enjoy the sail to the port studies of your interest. PortEconomics is a web-based initiative aiming to advance knowledge exchange on seaport studies. It provides freely accessible research, education, information,...
November 25th, 2021
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The 8th issue of Maritime Economist (ME-MAG), the magazine of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) has been published earlier this week. Celebrating the publication of the issue at the eve of the 29th edition of the annual conference of IAME, PortEconomics members and ME-MAG Editor in Chief, Prof. Adolf Ng, says: "ME-MAG aims to create an active platform for merging academic studies with practice. It encourages IAME members to express their studies in plain language in line with the interests of policymakers and...
October 31st, 2021
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PortEconomics member Giovanni Satta, along with scholars from the University of Genoa and the University Parthenope (Naples) are studying green strategies performed by port authorities/port managing bodies (PAs/PMBs). They are investigating the environmental benefits arising from these strategies as well as the economic, market, and social advantages for port stakeholders. As an expert in the maritime logistics industry, you are kindly asked to complete this anonymous questionnaire and contribute to the research. According to the...
October 27th, 2021
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While much research in the field of transport is focused on the role of port as transport nodes, ports generally develop into more diverse economic complexes and attract manufacturing, logistics and leisure activities. Research taking this into account has conceptualized the port as a cluster and subsequently as a localized ‘business ecosystem’. The port business ecosystem often includes energy production, chemical and metal industries and vast amounts of warehousing space. Port business ecosystems face huge transition challenges in...
July 13th, 2021
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The 2nd CCAPPTIA Conference Conference has successfully taken place on 28-30 June 2021. CCAPPTIA is an international forum that brings together leading experts, stakeholders, and right holders from academia, government, industry, consultants, interest groups, and community groups in addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by climate change and the Arctic. It strives to consolidate and coordinate global research and development activities related to strategy and policy implementation under the context of climate adaptation...
January 13th, 2021
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KEDGE Business School seeks to fill a PhD position for its Centre of Excellence in Supply Chain (CESIT). The selected candidate will perform an economic and political analysis of the implementation of Emission Control Areas (ECAs), focusing on French ports and the Mediterranean Sea.  KEDGE Business School is a vibrant business school with four campuses in France (Paris, Bordeaux, Marseille and Toulon), two in China (Shanghai and Suzhou) and one in Africa (Dakar). KEDGE Business School offers an international environment,...
November 19th, 2020
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Call for papers for a special issue of Maritime Economics & Logistics Disruptions caused by economic shocks test the resilience and adaptability of shipping, ports, and related supply chains. Unexpected events spanning economic crises, political events, natural disasters, cybersecurity incidents, and health crises, challenge the integrity and the well-functioning of shipping, ports, and terminals, and multiply the risks across extended supply chains. The disruptions caused by either external or internal shocks put pressure on the...
October 6th, 2020
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PortEconomics co-director Peter de Langen provides a  course in Port Economics, implemented by Lloyd’s Maritime Academy – and PortEconomics offers its readers the opportunity to register at a discount fee. Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Certificate in Port Economics is an introduction into the key issues involved in port economics, industry trends, pricing challenges and its investment scenarios. The course has been specially designed to aid professionals in understanding the value of ports and their role in the economy. Led by...
June 17th, 2020
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Scientific contribution and election of PorEconomics members at Presidency and Council re-confirm the leading role of PortEconomics in shaping maritime studies and research PortEconomics members have actively participated at the 28th Annual Conference of the Intrenational Association of Maritime Economist (IAME) that was held last week.  This was the first-ever online-only conference of IAME and was organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPolU). A number of PortEconomics members presented their latest studies, with...
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