Thematic Area

March 23rd, 2024
Thematic Area

The University of Trinidad and Tobago invites you to a webinar on Short Sea Shipping services in the Southern Caribbean region on Tuesday, 9 April 2024, from 8:30 to 12:00 EST. This webinar is part of a series of academic events intended to create a forum for public education and awareness on topics of current interest to the maritime industry. As a matter of context, at present, the governments of the CARICOM (Caribbean Community) are currently considering the creation of an intra-regional cargo and passenger (ROPAX) ferry...
March 13th, 2024
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In a new PortGraph PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom presents the container traffic evolution (in TEU) in the ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp-Bruges (i.e., the sum of Antwerp and Zeebrugge before the 2022 merger), Hamburg, and Bremerhaven. Theo Notteboom details: "Rotterdam, Antwerp-Bruges (i.e., the sum of Antwerp and Zeebrugge before the 2022 merger), Hamburg, and Bremerhaven are the top 4 container ports in Northern Europe. The period 2008-2021 led to a diverging traffic trend. Rotterdam and Antwerp-Bruges...
March 11th, 2024
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By Ricardo J. Sánchez and María Alejandra Gomez-Paz The lack of a satisfactory logistics infrastructure, along with certain institutional weaknesses, the arising of disruptions in logistics services, and not least of all, the onset of shortcomings regarding regional integration all coalesce to depict a development lag in key aspects of the Latin American region. There is, nonetheless, a short-term opportunity scenario for the promotion, boosting, and sustaining of a transformation process towards new, sustainable, and powerful...
March 6th, 2024
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By Ricardo J. Sánchez & Eliana P. Barleta Why the ranking? Although sometimes different numbers are used, it is known that maritime transport accounts for around 80% of world trade in goods in terms of volume and 70% of its value. Latin America represents approximately 7% of this sum, with a high component of raw materials of mineral and vegetable origin, and foodstuffs of all kinds. The international trade of the region is directly connected to the three main world maritime routes: Europe, North America and Asia,...
January 24th, 2024
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European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, in cooperation with the Florence School of Regulation, are organising an Academic conference with the topic "Moving forward together: what's next for EU mobility & transport?" It will be organised on the 21st of February 2024, and it will be an all-day academic conference on the state of play on EU transport policy and the challenges and priorities for the future of EU transport and mobility. The Conference will open with Commissioner Adina Valean and DG...
January 18th, 2024
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Container liner shipping companies started expanding their business by investing in container port terminals in the late 1990s. This market entry results in an extensive presence of vertically integrated liners and terminals. A recenty study explores the competition effects of this vertical integration trend based on a regional (European) analysis. In particular, it extracts lessons from the European Commission cases on the competition effects of vertical integration. The critical analysis of the cases examined at the institutional level...
January 17th, 2024
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Big news from the container shipping market, and this time not related to the Red Sea Crisis. Hapag-Lloyd will leave THE Alliance and start a partnership with Maersk under the name 'Gemini Cooperation' from February 2025 onward, immediately after the conclusion of our current 2M Alliance. Their new network will cover 7 trades:  Asia / US West Coast, Asia / US East Coast, Asia / Middle East, Asia / Mediterranean, Asia / North Europe, Middle East – India / Europe and Transatlantic. The Network will comprise of 26 mainline...
January 15th, 2024
Thematic Area

PortEconomics member Theo Notteboom reviews the presence of the leading global container terminal operators in the top 15 EU container ports (based on 2022 TEU figures). The blue boxes refer to all types of direct or indirect terminal involvement: full ownership, joint venture or a majority or minority shareholding. A distinction is made between carrier-linked (bottom) and non carrier-linked (top) terminal operators. The table puts the current controversy in Hamburg on MSC’s offer to buy a 49.9% share in HHLA, Hamburg's largest...
December 29th, 2023
Thematic Area

In the anniversary magazine ’10 years of Flows’, PortEconomics member Theo Notteboom highlights trade between the West and China in an interview with Flow's editor-in-chief Koen Dejaeger. These flows of goods form the backbone of container traffic in the world today. How did they originate, and how will they evolve as geopolitical tensions mount? The role China has played in the development of international freight transport cannot be overstated. Today, the geopolitical power blocs are increasingly opposing each other; a tense...
December 11th, 2023
Thematic Area

PortEocnomics members Gordon Wilmsmeier and Jason Monios will be hosted at @ Connecting Ports - The Live Talk Show by HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH this Wednesday - 13th December @14:00 CET (08:00 Colombia - GMT). Why should we rethink port economics? Are we ready to "finally" internalize external costs? Why should we explore degrowth scenarios? We live in an environment where disruptive and less controllable events are becoming more common. We argue that traditional concepts that aim to overcome disruptions and return to business as...
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