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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,...
March 1st, 2021
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Download GREPORT 2020 here GREPORT2020, the third edition of the biannual report on Greek ports is now available to be freely downloaded via PortEconomics. The report contains sections on Latest developments in Greek port policyCargo throughput trendsPassenger movementsFinancial standing of Greek portsDevelopments per port The third edition of the flagship report for Greek ports contains an additional section "Focus" containing a review of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Greek port system and the evolution of Greek...
February 8th, 2021
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PortEconomics member Pierre Cariou participated as a guest speaker at the 2021 World of Shipping Portugal Conference, which was held online 28-29 January 2021. Pierre gave a most interesting presentation on Liner shipping, containerization, and mega carriers. What structural changes to be faced by the industry operators? discussing how the structural change in demand, resulted in structural adjustment for carriers and what are the future changes. Follow the link to download Pierre's presentation. ...
December 30th, 2020
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By Ricardo J. Sánchez and Eliana Barleta The sudden and prolonged action of COVID-19 on health, living conditions and the world economy, among others, has been of great magnitude until now, being characterized by four fundamental elements: the pre-existence of adverse conditions, the extent of the effects, the speed of the impact and finally, its intensity.  Similarly, international maritime trade, throughout the world, has had notorious effects. The falls worldwide in container traffic were particularly marked in the months of April...
December 22nd, 2020
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COVID19-related small-scale shocks aggregated over time now impacting shippers and freights in several regional markets: IAPH published the December issue of its COVID-19 Port Economic Impact Barometer authored by PortEconomics members Theo Notteboom and Thanos Pallis. In addition to the updates on vessel calls, hinterland delays, capacity utilization and port personnel availability, the WPSP-IAPH Port Economic Impact Barometer report for week 50 asked the world’s ports to indicate how the share of empty containers in total container...
December 10th, 2020
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By Theo Notteboom The table shows the container throughput for the first 9 months of 2020 handled by the top 15 containers ports in Europe. Antwerp is the only large gateway port in the top 15 which was able to reach a volume level comparable to last year. Mediterranean transhipment hub Gioia Tauro is recording strong growth (exact Q3 2020 figures were not in at the time of writing) as Terminal Investment Limited (TiL) became the full owner of Medcenter Container Terminal (MCT) in the Summer of 2019. The vast majority of top 15 ports...
October 8th, 2020
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PortEconomics member Pierre Cariou joined the Octopi by Navis Team during TOS Talks session on Port Economics and a discussion on his latest published paper, "Changing Demand for Maritime Trade". Watch the video for an insightful discussion. https://vimeo.com/461663597/041c40f230
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