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April 22nd, 2020
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Edited by PortEconomics members Gordon Wilmsmeier and Jason Monios the new multidisciplinary book under the title "Geographies of maritime transport: transport, mobilities and spatial space", delivers a unique collection of well-considered, empirically rich and critical contributions on maritime transport geographies. It covers a wide range of markets and territories as well as institutional, environmental and future issues.  Maritime transport is a constantly evolving critical transport mode, thoroughly explored in this timely book from...
April 19th, 2020
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The mobility of passengers and freight is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, distributing goods, or supplying energy. Each movement has a purpose, an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, and a destination. Mobility is supported and driven by transport systems which are composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals. They enable individuals, institutions, corporations, regions and nations to interact and assume economic, social, cultural or political activities. Understanding how...
April 11th, 2020
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Are you a port professional interested in shaping the future of ports? We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in our Global Survey on Port Governance. The study - developed by a research team at Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia and University of the Aegean, Greece - has two purposes: a) to analyse the current structure and functions of port governance around the globe, b) to provide the foundations for discussions of future port governance models. The questionnaire is divided into seven (7) sections. Each section...
April 3rd, 2020
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With the green dimension being a vital component of cruising, PortEconomics members Giovanni Satta and Francesco Parola are conducting research on the purchasing behavior of the cruiser concerning "green products". You are kindly invited to follow the link and take part in the survey via an online questionnaire. It will take no more than 6-7 minutes and your input is really valuable on deepening scientific knowledge on this issue. For any further information, you might contact: Giovanni Satta, ([email protected])...
March 19th, 2020
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PortEconomics member Adolf Ng was given grant as a part of $25 million in funding from the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to carry out a study on supply chains resilience under the pressure of a global pandemic like COVID-19. Adolf will study how resilient  supply chains are during the crisis, especially considering the impact of the novel coronavirus on major ports like Vancouver. The study will look at the current strengths and weaknesses of the Canadian current supply chain system locally and...
December 11th, 2019
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Special issue of Journal of Transport Geography The Relocation and Migration of Freight Terminals: Spatial, Economic, Network, Environmental and Governance Drivers and Consequences Guest editors: Theo Notteboom - SMU / University of Antwerp / UGhent / AMA, China/Belgium Jean-Paul Rodrigue – Hofstra University, New York, USA Peter Hall – Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada Potential contributors are asked to submit a short ABSTRACT (max. 500 words) as an expression of interest by 31 January 2020...
November 7th, 2019
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The organisers of Cruise Dialogue 2020 Conference and PortEconomics members Thanos Pallis, Gordon Wilmsmeier and Giovanni Satta are delighted to announce that scholarly journal Research in Transportation Business Management (RTBM) will publish a themed volume on Cruise Shipping, Ports, and Destinations containing selected papers presented at the Conference. Selected papers presented at #cruisedialogue2020, to be held in Cartagena, Colombia are expected to be selected for inclusion in the themed Volume, with the emphasis being on those...
August 26th, 2019
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PortEconomics members have joined leading maritime scholars around the globe in forming the International Forum on Climate Change Adaptation Planning for Port, Transportation Infrastructure, and the Arctic (CCAPPTIA). The forum was officially launched in August 2019, along with its website. Founded by seven scholars in Canada, France, and Hong Kong, including PortEconomics members Adolf K.Y. Ng and Jason Monios, CCAPPTIA is an international forum that brings together leading experts, stakeholders, and right holders from academia,...
July 26th, 2019
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Special Issue in Transportation Research Part D: Transport and EnvironmentSI: Improving the Environmental Performance of Shipping and Ports Guest Editors: Ying-En Ge, Professor, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, ChinaKevin Cullinane, Professor, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, SwedenAdolf K.Y. Ng, Professor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada Theme: Improving the Environmental Performance of Shipping and Ports In its battle to reduce the climate change impact of shipping globally, the International Maritime Organization...
June 21st, 2019
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Sustainability journal: Call for contributions Today, most large port hubs include the circular economy transformation challenge, together with smart digitalization and Internet of Things (IoT), in their strategic priorities. Some port authorities even express the ambition for their port to become a maritime circular hotspot. However, many ports do not seem to have progressed beyond incremental, small-scale sustainable innovations, or the support of rather fragmented sustainability initiatives. However, what really takes ports to the next...
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