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November 16th, 2020
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IAPH published the November issue of its COVID-19 Port Economic Impact Barometer authored by PortEconomics members Theo Notteboom and Thanos Pallis.  The COVID-19 Port Economic Impact Barometer was developed by a dedicated Task Force operating under the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) WPSP COVID 19 Task Force and gauges the impact of the pandemic on ports from both operational and economic perspectives. IAPH released the November 2020 issue, its fourteenth report since April, and the initial outbreak...
November 14th, 2020
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Latest port study reveals the criteria structuring cruise lines decisions of which port to use for home-porting with input from cruise lines, ports and cruise terminal operators, and stakeholders. Cruise ports seek to secure cruise calls, with most of them competing to accommodate the most profitable activities of all: home-porting. Meanwhile, the uninterrupted growth of cruise activities until the COVID-19 days was based on the evolution of renewed business strategies that alter home-porting selection criteria. The latest port study by...
November 10th, 2020
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With the cruise industry stalled and uncertainty of containers, Malaga needs to expand into other cargo areas While we may associate the circular economy with more local value chains, a recent initiative from Malaga shows that this is not necessarily the case, writes Peter de Langen - in a viewpoint first published in his column as 'The Analyst" at Port Strategy. "Malaga has developed a triple function in the used (cooking) oil supply chain activities: import port for used oil, mainly from Asia, export port of biodiesel produced with the...
November 10th, 2020
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The two major approaches that seaport operators adopt to address climate change impacts are mitigation (CCM), i.e., reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and adaptation (CCA), i.e., adjusting the facility to moderate the negative outcomes of climate change. PortEconomics member Adolf Ng has joined Changmi Jiang, Shiyuan Zheng,  Ying-En Ge, and Xiaowen Fu in an examination of these strategies with the finding of their research published in the scholarly journal Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. This study is among the...
November 9th, 2020
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We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in our Global Survey on Port Transparency Practices, developed by PortEconomics members Mary R. Brooks, Geraldine Knatz, Thanos Pallis and Gordon Wilmsmeier. The aim is to define the best port practices (i.e. what needs to be made visible (and to whom), and what is considered to be verifiable in what is reported) from the perspective of port authorities, port users, stakeholders, researchers, and regulators. We invite you to take 9-11 minutes to complete a fully anonymous...
October 29th, 2020
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Brand strategy is a fundamental part of corporate strategy and constitutes a key condition for companies operating in international B2B contexts, to effectively manage relations with customers, stakeholders and shareholders. Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are drivers of change in both brand architecture and brand portfolio strategies pursued by B2B companies. The latest port study of PortEconomics members Theo Notteboom, Giovanni Satta and Francesco Parola, aims at investigating brand architecture and brand portfolio...
October 28th, 2020
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"COVID-19 and maritime transport: impact and responses"  is a report produced under Phase I of the maritime supply chain component of the United Nations Development Account (UNDA) project on “Transport and trade connectivity in the age of pandemics: Contactless, seamless and collaborative UN solutions”. About the Report The report was prepared by Porteconomics co-director Thanos Pallis under the overall guidance of Shamika N. Sirimanne, Director of the Division on Technology and Logistics of UNCTAD. It benefited from substantive...
October 21st, 2020
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The latest book chapter of PortEconomomics members Gordon Wilmsmeier and Jason Monios aims to revisit in the context of more recent work in the field the work of Cullinane and Wilmsmeier (2011) on the contribution of the dry port concept to the extension of the port life cycle. This extension relied on the use of vertically integrated corridors between the port and the dry port to move containers quickly and smoothly from the port to the hinterland for processing and stripping. The study brings another layer to this...
October 19th, 2020
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IAPH published the October issue of its COVID-19 Port Economic Impact Barometer authored by PortEconomics members Theo Notteboom and Thanos Pallis.  The COVID-19 Port Economic Impact Barometer was developed by a dedicated Task Force operating under the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) and gauges the impact of the pandemic on ports from both operational and economic perspectives. In its most recent survey, IAPH has also surveyed ports of the impact of the economic downturn on port infrastructure investments and investments...
October 19th, 2020
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Despite a rise in global attention to port managers’ actions on climate change, hitherto, they still face considerable challenges in reaching collective agreements on proactive policies and hands-on actions. Considering the influence of port as the middle- man of global trade and development, the study of PortEconomics member Adolf Ng co-authored by Roozbeh Panahi and Jiayi Pang (University of Manitoba, Canada) undertakes semantic and geographic coverage analysis of major articles on port climate change adaptation to shed light on...
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