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July 23rd, 2019
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Draft limitation, land availability, cost differences, liner and/ or inland connectivity, regulations are possible drivers for port migration and relocation. PortEconomics members Theo Notteboom and Jean-Paul Rodrigue along with Peter Hall (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada) discussed the spatial, economic, network, environmental and governance drivers and consequences from the relocation and migration of container terminals. The discussion took place during the 17th PPRN meeting, held in Athens, Greece at the eve of IAME2019...
July 19th, 2019
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In recent years, Piraeus has emerged as one of the most dynamic container ports in Europe and beyond. Following the concession of the major container terminal to COSCO in 2009, and eventually the privatization of the entity managing the entire port in 2016, Piraeus experienced an unprecedented growth of container traffic throughput. Today it stands among the top ten European container ports. How has this been achieved? The latest port study of PortEconomics members George Vaggelas and Thanos Pallis studies this growth in the light of global...
June 3rd, 2019
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The characteristics and the role of the European ports in a new world was titled the presenation delivered by PortEconomics member Theo Notteboom during the 16th ESPO Annual conference held in 23-24 May, in Livorno, Italy. Theo participated in the "New Ports" session, along with Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry (President of the World Maritime University) moderated by Matej Zakonjsek (Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc). Theo, in his presentation described the new world and set a question "do we need port authorities?" Follow the...
May 27th, 2019
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Celebrating the 2019 edition of Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum #PSTF2019, the major cruise event in East Med, PortEconomics.eu presents a PortVideo visualising the top20 cruise ports in the Med throughtout the period 2000-2018. The PortVideo was prepared by PortEconomics members Thanos Pallis, Aimilia Papachristou and George Vaggelas....
May 16th, 2019
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By Theo Notteboom The top 4 European container ports have remained unchanged since the start of containerization in Europe in the late 1960s: the Dutch port of Rotterdam, the Belgian port of Antwerp and the German ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven have always occupied the top spots in TEU terms in the European container port system. These four ports are all located in the so-called Hamburg-Le Havre range in northwest Europe. Hamburg for a long time ranked second in Europe, but since the crisis year 2009 Antwerp successfully challenged...
March 8th, 2019
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By Theo Notteboom The table provides an overview of the TEU throughput in 2018 in the top 10 container ports in North America and also shows the growth figures 2017/2018 and 2007/2018. The figures lead to the following conclusions. The top 10 ports in North America handled 47 million TEU in 2018 The top 10 ports in North America handled 47 million TEU in 2018 or +4.9% compared to 2017 and +23.5% compared to 2007. In comparison, these figures were +4.7% and +94.4% respectively for the top 10 container ports in mainland China (183...
January 29th, 2019
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by George Vaggelas & Thanos Pallis Thessaloniki stands as the second biggest container port in Greece and a peripheral port aiming to serve the Balkans and further regions in Southeast Europe. It is almost a year since the privatization of the Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A., via the selling of the majority of the shares of the Port Authority that also acts as the single operator of the port of Thessaloniki*. The new owner has committed to invest €180 million, with the majority to be invested in the tripling of the container...
January 28th, 2019
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How the changing market environment in shipping and ports affects the requirements with regards to seafarers and dock workers? Which are the motivation tools and instruments for seafarers and dock workers taking into account the professional/ industry contexts? What is the role of career management and second career possibilities? PortEconomics member Theo Notteboom presented the most contemporary issues on the career path and ‘second life’ for seafarers during the final event of the “SECOND LIFE – Seafarers work and live better...
January 22nd, 2019
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How the evolving port industry affects the port labour and what will be the challenges for port workers in the near future? Should we focus on a “second” life for port workers or should we provide the tools for a second career chance in the port industry? These were the major questions of a presentation delivered by PortEconomics member George Vaggelas during the final event of the “SECOND LIFE – Seafarers work and live better having alternatives of a future job ashore” project, organised by Centro Italiano di Eccellenza sulla...
November 26th, 2018
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PortEconomics members Mary Brooks and Patrick Verhoeven celebrate and contribute, along with other eminent guest essayists, in the history of the Review of Maritime Transport over the past 50 years, a publication that examines the past and future of maritime transport and its part in trade and development. Mary Brooks analyses the results of a survey exploring the opinion of some UNCTAD staff, selected UNCTAD collaborators and partners, as well as International Association of Maritime Economists members on how is the future of maritime...
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