Presentations

July 5th, 2023
Presentations

PortEconomics members Jean-Paul Rodrigue and Pierre Cariou, participated in the Peer Learning Group Meeting on the Production Transformation Policy Review (PTPR-PLG) of Togo that took place in Paris OECD headquarter on July 4, 2023. The PTPR-PLG meetings aim to enable targeted peer dialogue on critical issues and identify lessons learned to improve the quality of the policy process based on peer review and multi-stakeholder dialogue. The meeting was organized by the Republic of Togo and the OECD Development Center, in cooperation with ECA...
June 15th, 2023
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The latest study of PortEconomics member Pierre Cariou co-authored with Jason Monios, Alice Thébault-Guët (KEDGE Business School), and Ronald Halim (Equitable Maritime Consulting) titled The Impact of the Mediterranean Sulfur Emission Control Area (SECA) on trade and countries, recently presented in a two-day conference held in Le Havre on Data and Maritime Sustainability from May 25th to 26th, 2023. The paper was motivated by the fact that, despite the general consensus on the benefits of implementing SECA, it took 15 years for...
June 12th, 2023
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The impact of IMO sustainable policy and data management on the maritime industry was the theme of the recent presentation delivered by PortEconomics member Pierre Cariou in the context of Data and Maritime Sustainability conference held in Le Havre on May 25-26. Pierre- during his comprehensive presentation- highlighted the crucial issue of carbon emissions in international shipping. Despite the implementation of numerous solutions over the past year, the long-term projections still exceed the necessary measures for reducing the shipping...
June 2nd, 2023
Containers

By Ricardo Sanchez The following chart shows the evolution of Top-20 container ports between 2021 and 2022. Sources: CSA and port authorities. The top-20 sample is approximately 82% of the container ports activity in the Greater Caribbean, excluding Mexico. The year 2022 shows an extremely slight growth of the top 20 Caribbean ports regarding 2021 (just 0.2%), with some ports strongly increasing (Panama Caribbean, Kingston JA, Caucedo RD, Honduras and T&T) and others with soft to sharped declines. In 2022, the top 20 ports...
April 27th, 2023
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The preliminary results of an ongoing study by PortEconomics members Thanos Pallis and George Vaggelas on the "Assessment of the Socio-Economic Impact of the Cruise for Thessaloniki" were presented during the 7th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum that was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, 25-26 April 2023. Developed for the Thessaloniki Port Organisation and the Thessaloniki Tourism Organisation, the research, which started in November 2022 and is expected to be completed in October 2023, investigates the economic impact of the cruise activity both in...
March 30th, 2023
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The latest IAPH World Port Tracker reports lower congestion and call size reductions with modest average port productivity gains in some regions; investments move ahead in infrastructure, new land use and sustainability projects; resurgence in cruise and ferry passenger volumes continues at pace. The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has just published its latest World Ports Tracker Report exclusively for its members and respondents, which combines confidential survey-based data collection on the container, bulk,...
November 15th, 2022
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PortEconomics presents the list of the top 15 #container #ports in the #European #Union, prepared by PortEconomics member Theo Nottteboom. The table shows the container throughput in TEU for the first nine months of 2022 (unless mentioned otherwise) and the growth in 2021. While the ranking might be a mere distraction from other major port-related themes such as sustainability, energy transition and supply chain resilience, the table provides more insight into the EU container port landscape. The year 2021 brought...
September 20th, 2022
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In the last twenty years, International Terminal Operators (ITOs) have performed horizontal growth strategies to keep pace with global and regional demand expansion as well as to diversify corporate risk across various geographic regions. In this perspective, the paper aims to investigate the ITOS’ strategic behaviours when implementing their internationalisation processes, by giving a particular emphasis to the geographic diversification strategy, intended as the geographic dispersion of business activities out of their country of...
September 13th, 2022
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Maritime transportation is a highly complex global activity which, given the volume and the nature of processes and transactions involved, is immensely exposed to corruption risks. The growth of maritime trade and the development of maritime transport systems are multiplying these problems, with international organisations developing initiatives to address them. One of the challenges for the shipping industry is the corruption-related incidents that occur during the approach and mooring of ships in ports. This is also true across the...
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...
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