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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
October 5th, 2020
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PortGraphic substantiates the need for exploring the full scale that the current global crisis is different from the previous one(s), and, second, the extent that this time regional variations might be present and more extensive.  by: Thanos Pallis, Eliana Barleta and Ricardo Sanchez Our PortGraphic focuses on the top-15 container ports in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), revealing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and compares this impact with one of the previous major global crises, the financial tsunami that the world...
September 15th, 2020
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by Cesar Ducreat Our recurrent focus on the present and future of containerization makes us forget older revolutions such as the sail to steam transition in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Are such revolutions comparable with each other? Do they obey similar mechanisms, in terms of spatio-temporal diffusion, port competition, and hierarchical dynamics, shipping network reorganization? Research on this is only at its eve. Our most recent research provides preliminary results using the archival corpus of the...
September 1st, 2020
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By Ricardo J. Sánchez & Eliana P. Barleta The throughput of containerized cargo in Latin American and Caribbean ports remained static in 2019, registering an increase of only 0.04% compared to the previous year, according to the Port Report launched today by ECLAC. The sample covers 36 countries and territories, with a total of 125 ports and port areas in the region. The total volume transferred in 2019 exceeded 54.2 million TEU, representing 6.5% of the total global throughput, The total volume transferred in 2019 exceeded 54.2...
July 20th, 2020
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Since the beginning of the ’80s, the cruise market has been experiencing a relentless growth, with two-digit growth rates (Pallis et al., 2018). In recent years, the number of global cruise passengers has almost doubled from 17.8 million in 2009 to about 30 million in 2019 (CLIA, 2020). These market trends have been accompanied by an increasing interest from both the civil society and heterogeneous groups of stakeholders towards the assessment of the various impacts generated by this business in terms of positive and negative externalities...
July 3rd, 2020
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Invited by the MEDports Association and its 5th General Assembly, PortEconomics member Michael Dooms along with Magali Geerts, presented their latest study on Port Sustainability which was supported by the Sustainability Committee of the MEDports Association. Michael's and Magali's port study offers a multidimensional approach of the concept of sustainability reporting based on a global survey yielding 97 complete and valid answers of PMBs. A binomial logistic regression has been conducted to identify those internal determinants...
May 18th, 2020
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By Theo Notteboom Impact of COVID-19 on European ports only started to be strongly visible in March 2020. The table shows the container throughput growth for Q1 2020 in the top 15 containers ports in Europe. While the Coronavirus emerged in China in December 2019, its impact on European ports only started to be strongly visible in March 2020. In February 2020, the supply shock in China, where the factories were unable to operate, generated a first wave of blank sailings. Given the sailing time on the Europe-Far East trade, the effect of...
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