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March 20th, 2022
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By Mikael Lind, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) and Chalmers University of Technology; Wolfgang Lehmacher, Anchor Group; Jan Hoffmann, UNCTAD; Lars Jensen, Vespucci Maritime; Theo Notteboom, Ghent University and Antwerp Maritime Academy; Torbjörn Rydbergh, Marine Benchmark; Peter Sand, Xeneta; Sandra Haraldson, RISE; Rachael White, Next Level Information & Cool Logistics; Hanane Becha, UN/CEFACT; Patrik Berglund, Xeneta. Value chain disruptions are increasingly blamed for inflationary tendencies, although there are...
March 3rd, 2022
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Port performance measurement covers a wide array of key performance indicators (KPIs) related to supply chain performance, productivity, connectivity, sustainability/energy transition, corporate social responsibility (CSR), financial performance, customer satisfaction, innovation and economic impact. Still, it remains relevant to observe how cargo volumes have evolved over time, as cargo flows and related activities remain the bread and butter of many managing bodies of ports.  Herewith we summarise the trends in container throughput in...
February 14th, 2022
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This latest book chapter of PortEconomics member Michael Dooms co-authored by Denis Lewa Muganga (Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) Mombasa, Kenya) discusses the case of the Kenyan port system from the angle of Port Finance and Regulation. Next to being Kenya’s major port, the Port of Mombasa is a key gateway for landlocked countries such as Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. The region is characterized by an increasing degree of port competition with, e.g., the presence of the ports of Dar-Es-Salaam...
December 8th, 2021
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By Theo Notteboom The vast majority of top 15 ports recorded container volume losses in 2020 The table shows the container throughput in TEU for the first nine months of 2021 in the top 15 containers ports in the European Union, the year-on-year growth figures for 2020 and 2009, and overall TEU growth between pre-crisis year 2007 and 2020. While the Coronavirus emerged in China in December 2019, its impact on European ports only started to be visible in March 2020. The top 15 EU ports combined handled 74.3 million TEU in 2020. Almost all top...
December 3rd, 2021
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The levels of port integrity around the globe and the development of a Global Port Integrity Platform has been the theme of an initiative that is currently developed by the Maritime Anti- Corruption Network (MACN), with the contribution of PortEconomics members Thanos Pallis, Gordon Wilmsmeier, Evie Kladaki and Luisa Fernanda Spaggiari Castro. The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) is a global business network working on several initiatives serving the vision of a maritime industry free of...
September 20th, 2021
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Transparency remains a remarkably under-analyzed notion in port studies internationally, and Canada is no exception. Over the last three decades, many governments globally have reformed port governance from central government management to more autonomous ports but their practices do not necessarily reflect 21st-century public expectations for transparency. In this phase of their research, PortEconomics members Mary Brooks, Geraldine Knatz, Thanos Pallis and Gordon Wilmsmeier extend their earlier study (see the technical report:...
August 26th, 2021
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By Giovanni Prati, CNN How this technology could shake up logistics at major ports Dubai (CNN) In Dubai's Jebel Ali port, a new technology is being tested that aims to speed up, improve and automate the way shipping containers are stored, moved and shipped. Typically, at major ports, shipping containers awaiting transport are simply piled up on top of each other six or seven high, waiting to be moved onto ships by cranes. As well as taking up a huge amount of space, this approach means locating and picking up the right box can be...
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...
March 10th, 2021
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The IV Strategic Plan of the Port of Barcelona, recently presented, includes a projection on the maritime traffic trends in Europe for 2040. PortEconomics member Peter de Langen partnered with the consulting firm blueFocus, analyze these trends two decades ahead to establish long-term traffic forecasts. Given the difficulties in making reliable forecasts, the scenario technique was used to predict this future. This is how the four scenarios arise in the IV Strategic Plan of the Port of Barcelona. The starting point of the maritime traffic...
March 9th, 2021
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While large dry ports with high throughput are more likely to have onsite rail access, the question is more difficult for small and medium sites, which may not have sufficient throughput for rail viability. Thus whether a new dry port development should be located with or without direct rail access is a major concern at the proposal stage. This challenge is a current concern in many developing countries experiencing a surge in dry port demand. The aim of the latest port study by PortEconomics member Jason Monios along withYuhong Wang,...
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