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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...
April 11th, 2020
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Are you a port professional interested in shaping the future of ports? We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in our Global Survey on Port Governance. The study - developed by a research team at Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia and University of the Aegean, Greece - has two purposes: a) to analyse the current structure and functions of port governance around the globe, b) to provide the foundations for discussions of future port governance models. The questionnaire is divided into seven (7) sections. Each section...
February 21st, 2020
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By Theo Notteboom The cargo volume handled remains a key performance indicator for ports. While also other indicators related to logistics performance, sustainability, innovation and economic impact are gaining ground, it remains relevant to observe how cargo volumes have evolved over time. The table shows the top 15 container ports in the European Union in 2019 based on container throughput expressed in TEU. It also includes container growth figures compared to 2018 and pre-crisis year 2007. The final TEU figures for Felixstowe were...
November 13th, 2019
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Participating as speaker in the session titled Sustainable Futures for Ports I : Energy, during the 7th Busan International Port Conference 2019, PortEconomics member Theo Notteboom made a presentation on one of the most contemporary port issues: green supply chains. In the past decades, green supply chain management (GSCM) has developed in view of integrating environmental concerns into the inter-organizational practices of supply chain management. In the past few years, tighter regulatory requirements and strong demands for a cleaner and...
November 7th, 2019
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An overview of experiences in building performance port indices in Latin America was the theme of PortEconomics member Ricardo Sanchez intervention, during a special meeting on port infrastructure organised in Seoul hosted by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries Republic of Korea and organised the Korean Maritime Institute (KMIA) with the participation of UNCTAD and selected scholars from all over the world. Presenting the three waves of developing port performance measurement in the Region, Ricardo detailed past and future trends,...
November 4th, 2019
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The next frontier of the measurement of the quality of services in “ports” has been the theme of PortEconomics member Gordon Wilmsmeier intervention, during a special meeting on port infrastructure organised in Seoul hosted by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries Republic of Korea and organised the Korean Maritime Institute (KMIA) with the participation of UNCTAD and selected scholars from all over the world. Measuring performance beyond traditional efficiency and productivity indicators is an emerging challenge, while a new potential...
October 30th, 2019
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Measurement of port performance returned central stage at a special meeting on port infrastructure organised in Seoul hosted by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries Republic of Korea and organised the Korean Maritime Institute (KMIA) with the participation of UNCTAD and selected scholars from all over the world. PortEconomics co-director Thanos Pallis, a member of the high-level Advisory Board facilitating the research efforts of KMI, presented the lessons learnt by two concrete exercises developed in North America and Europe respectively,...
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