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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”...
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...
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