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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,...
October 13th, 2019
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PortEconomics members Theo Notteboom and Larissa van der Lught, were among the prestigious speakers of Havencongres North Sea Port, organised in Rotterdam in October 2nd and their presentation titled "Green supply chains: Implications and challenges for Rhine-Scheldt Delta seaports" discuss the environmental impact of logistics systems as one of the main challenges to actors involved in global supply chains. In the past decades, green supply chain management (GSCM) has developed in view of integrating environmental concerns into the...
September 19th, 2019
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The World Maritime Day is an opportunity for the international maritime community to commemorate the efforts to preserve the safety of life at sea and the marine environment protection through international mechanisms and instruments. This significant event was proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations, to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of September of each year. Each year, the International Maritime Organization confer the privilege to a country to host the Parallel Event to World Maritime Day. Therefore, in 2019...
September 5th, 2019
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By Theo Notteboom The table shows the top 15 container ports in the European Union in 2018 based on container throughput expressed in TEU and the year-on-year growth for H1 2019. No growth figures were available for Marsaxlokk and Gioia Tauro. What do the figures reveal? First, with an overall weighted average growth of 5.7% (4.5% unweighted), the top 15 ports are performing better than in 2018 (+4.2%), 2017 (+4.6%), 2016 (+2.1%) and 2015 (-1.6%). Second, the top three ports recorded a weighted average growth of 6.3% in H1 2019...
August 1st, 2019
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Port throughput allocation in the portfolio framework is titled the new port study by PortEconomics members Francesco Parola and Giovanni Satta, co-authored with Marina Resta (University of Genoa) and Luca Perscico (University of Genoa). The study proposes a theoretical framework for port assets allocation grounding on financial portfolio optimization theory. The rationale of the study originates from recent ongoing trends affecting the port industry that, notably, in the last two decades is experiencing a dramatic “financialisation”...
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