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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...
April 13th, 2019
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For any updates please visit #CruiseDialogue2020 website The Cartagena dialogue: Preparing Ports, Cities & Destinations for the next day of cruising An international academic-industry dialogue on how best to accommodate the seemingly unstoppable growth of cruise activities Location: Cartagena, Colombia 19 -21 February 2020 First call for papers The Cartagena dialogue on Cruise, Ports and Cities 2020 is an international Conference, organized by the Universidad de los Andes, in collaboration with the University of the Aegean,...
April 11th, 2019
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With years of research and more than 200 maps and images, PortEconomics member Geraldine Knatz shapes an insightful story of the Port of Los Angeles, from its early entrepreneurs to the city’s business and political leadership, and the inevitable conflicts that arose between them. Knatz digs into the back stories of the key players in a hardcore, well-documented piece of storytelling at its best.   Port of Los Angeles matches a topic—the history of Los Angeles Harbor—with someone of unquestionable authority to tackle the subject....
April 5th, 2019
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Many port (authority) managers are presently engaged in collaborative agreements with partners located in both their proximate geographic area and far beyond this area. The economic drivers of such cooperation can vary widely and include goals as diverse as an expected, stronger competitive position to attract and retain traffic flows, better access to capital, or an improved, overall control over the logistics chain. From a governance perspective, the cooperative agreements can range from top-down, government-influenced alliance formation...
January 9th, 2019
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IBEGIN 2019 PORTS VERSUS PORTALS: INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIVITY AND THE BUNDLING OF TANGIBLES AND INTANGIBLES JUNE 22-23, 2019, COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL, DENMARK Since 2013, the iBEGIN community has aimed to integrate research on the intersection of the three fields of international business, economic geography, and technology/innovation studies. In addition to the conference theme, we welcome all paper submissions that address the broader iBEGIN research agenda. Scholars have analyzed the role of advances in information and...
December 17th, 2018
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Ports today play a greater role than simply handling cargo on the quayside. The sources of their competition and the extent of their influence stretch across the sea and also deep into the hinterland. Their management and operational strategies are entwined with stakeholders on several scales and in many spheres, from local to global and from business to government. The port’s role in the transport chain has the potential to shape the social and environmental performance of transportation systems extending across the globe. While many...
November 20th, 2018
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Call for papers IAME 2019 special session on “The Relocation and Migration of Container Terminals: Spatial, Economic, Network, Environmental and Governance Drivers and Consequences” Session organizers: Theo Notteboom - SMU / University of Antwerp / UGhent / HZS, China/Belgium Jean-Paul Rodrigue – Hofstra University, New York, USA Peter Hall – Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada Since the beginning of containerization, port activities leaving the urban core for less congested suburban or peripheral port sites has been an...
November 9th, 2018
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The European Sea Ports Association (ESPO) celebrates its 25 years with the publication of a Book of friends, gathering 30 memories and reflections of port people who are or have been instrumental in the life of the ESPO. Four PortEconomics members- Peter de Langen, Michael Dooms, Theo Notteboom, and Thanos Pallis- are among the contributors in ESPO's Liber Amicorum, bringing back memories and reflections of their extensive involvement in facilitating EPSO and its membership in advancing the interests of European ports. ESPO represents...
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