PortReport

December 8th, 2020
PortReport

A port system is a system of two or more ports, located in proximity within a given area. In literature, various geographical and functional scales have been identified ranging from complete coastlines to the notions of a ‘range’ and a ‘multi-port gateway region’. Not only does the spatial scale create confusion on the true functional delineation of port systems, but it also complicates a clear understanding of the relational mechanisms at stake within these port systems. The latest port study of PortEconomics member César Ducruet...
June 22nd, 2020
PortReport

Download PortReport No 5 - Transparency in governance: seaport practices PortReport No 5 explores the levels and standards of transparency in the governance of ports. Key actors in port governance, such as government departments involved in port policy-making, port authorities, and port regulators need to be transparent about their behavior, policies, and practices as a way of enhancing economic performance and accountability to their stakeholders, particularly the community that hosts the port. The report explores the availability of...
May 28th, 2020
PortReport

Download PortReport No 4 - Changing demand for maritime trades Effective planning for transport infrastructures such as ports and their connections to roads, railways and inland waterways, requires foresight of what possible future maritime trade flows could look like. The future of maritime trade demand remains by nature uncertain. Due to the diversity in commodities transported at sea (oil, coal, iron ore, grain, general and containerized cargoes…), each trade could be subject to a specific analysis as maritime flows are affected by a...
January 14th, 2019
PortReport

Download PortReport No 3 - Reflections on the future of container ports in view of the new containerization behavior. Almost from its inception, there has been a clear upward trend in the disruptive force of the container during its use. However, a relative decrease in container movement has been seen in recent years although the explanation of which goes beyond disturbances in the world economy. PortEconomics member Ricardo Sanchez along with Eliana Barleta notice that the inter-annual change in throughput with respect to changes in GDP is...
August 28th, 2017
PortReport

Download PortReport No 2- Caribbean container port catchment areas: 1998-2016 evolution and the risk of over-investment Almost from its inception, there has been a clear upward trend in the disruptive force of the container during its use. However, a relative decrease in container movement has been seen in recent years although the explanation of which goes beyond disturbances in the world economy. PortEconomics member Ricardo Sanchez along with Eliana Barleta notice that the inter-annual change in throughput with respect to changes in GDP...
April 16th, 2016
PortReport

Download PortReport No 1- Competition and complementarity between seaports and hinterlands for distribution activities PortEconomics celebrates the launching of PortReports, a PortEconomics series aiming to enrich business and academic insights related to the port sector. In PortReport No 1 -  authored by Jason Monios, Theo Notteboom, Gordon Wilmsmeier and Jean-Paul Rodrigue,  readers have the chance to identify types of distribution activities that ports are suitable locations for, and which of such activities are best suited to...