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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....
April 13th, 2019
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For any updates please visit #CruiseDialogue2020 website The Cartagena dialogue: Preparing Ports, Cities & Destinations for the next day of cruising An international academic-industry dialogue on how best to accommodate the seemingly unstoppable growth of cruise activities Location: Cartagena, Colombia 19 -21 February 2020 First call for papers The Cartagena dialogue on Cruise, Ports and Cities 2020 is an international Conference, organized by the Universidad de los Andes, in collaboration with the University of the Aegean,...
March 19th, 2019
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The last two decades the structure, strategies, and operational frameworks of cruise ports changed in too many respects. Infrastructure renewal and construction has been accompanied by a wave of reform in cruise ports governance. Cruise ports management has matured with sophisticated strategies involving port professionals and linked port service providers and stakeholders. Operational practices have been reformed serving the changing features of the deployed (bigger) vessels and the modern cruise product. The reorganisations have in...
December 19th, 2018
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Cruise is a maritime activity on continuous growth for more than three decades. With the positive direct and indirect impacts diffused to the port cities or nearby touristic destinations, cruise seaports are gaining importance. The interest in hosting more cruise calls and cruise passenger movements has been supported, in general, by broader communities and decision makers. Still growing cruise business, like any other economic activity, is also associated with externalities raising social, economic, and environmental questions and...
November 6th, 2018
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With the importance of corporate social responsibility being increasingly recognised, PortEconomics member Grace Wang co-authored along with Xiao Yi and Kevin Li (Chung-Ang University), a study that aims to help a cruise company identify social and environmental issues that present risks and opportunities, while taking into consideration the most concerning environmental issues to the external stakeholders. A Super-slack-based measure model, combined with the Malmquist productivity index, is applied to measure environmental efficiency in...
October 15th, 2018
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Social Media (SM) provide undoubted opportunities for fostering firms’ relationships with their customers, and online customer engagement (CE) has become a widespread objective when developing communication strategies for firms operating in business where customer references, word-of-mouth (WoM) and feedbacks are predictors of success, such as in the case of travel and tourism business. In this perspective, the cruise industry constitutes a valuable field for empirical investigation related to online CE, due to its...
September 24th, 2018
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The US federal budgetary funds for construction and maintenance of a port are often linked to factors such as transportation cost saving and total tonnage, but seldom to the number of passenger served. In light of the popularity of passenger cruise ships, it is essential for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to explore and incorporate cruise ports in the scope of regional economic study so a standardized and objective assessment can be provided. However, while greater economic impacts are used for marketing purposes, the results...
September 6th, 2018
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Which are the challenges & problems that cruise ports face? Do ‘regional’ perspectives exist? For instance, do sub-groups of European groups that face diverge challenges? Is there a North vs South dimension ? Are other parameters, such as governance (PA vs TO) and size that affect the challenges that cruise ports face? Those are the questions that PortEconomics members Thanos Pallis and Aimilia Papachristou discuss in a presentation delivered at the Jean Monnet Symposium on European Port Policy, which was held in Chios,...
August 21st, 2018
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Aiming to effectively respond to calls for upgrading cruise terminals, while safeguarding public spending, port authorities started to seek the active involvement of third parties to finance, construct, operate, and/or commercially develop cruise facilities. Specialized cruise terminals replace multi-purpose or temporary docking facilities. New cruise terminals are built and existing ones are upsized and upgraded, imposing additional investments on the hosting ports. In their award winning paper (Winner of “Best Conference Paper”,...
July 27th, 2018
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Regardless of the facts showing a booming Chinese cruise market, cruise operations in China are very different from the current practices of the two major cruise markets – the US and the Mediterranean Sea. The recent port-study of PortEconomics member Grace Wang, co-authored with Qingcheng Zeng, Chenrui Qu and Joan Mileski (Texas A&M University at Galveston, USA) aims to quantify pricing strategies and possible incentive mechanisms of cruise operations in China. Using optimization in economic-based game theory, the complexity of...
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