Ports & COVID-19

January 5th, 2021
Ports & COVID-19

In their latest port study, PortEconomics members Theo Notteboom, Thanos Pallis and Jean-Paul Rodrigue investigate the temporal and spatial sequences of the supply and demand shocks of COVID-19 on container ports and the container shipping industry by comparing these events to the 2008-2009 financial crisis. Economic shocks test the resilience and adaptability of the shipping industry and container ports. Each crisis triggers different ramifications in the container market. Using operational and financial data from primary and secondary...
December 30th, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

By Ricardo J. Sánchez and Eliana Barleta The sudden and prolonged action of COVID-19 on health, living conditions and the world economy, among others, has been of great magnitude until now, being characterized by four fundamental elements: the pre-existence of adverse conditions, the extent of the effects, the speed of the impact and finally, its intensity.  Similarly, international maritime trade, throughout the world, has had notorious effects. The falls worldwide in container traffic were particularly marked in the months of April...
November 16th, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

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...
October 28th, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

"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 19th, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

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 5th, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

PortGraphic substantiates the need for exploring the full scale that the current global crisis is different from the previous one(s), and, second, the extent that this time regional variations might be present and more extensive.  by: Thanos Pallis, Eliana Barleta and Ricardo Sanchez Our PortGraphic focuses on the top-15 container ports in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), revealing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and compares this impact with one of the previous major global crises, the financial tsunami that the world...
October 1st, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

Economic shocks test the resilience and adaptability of the maritime supply chains, with every new crisis triggering different ramifications. The seminar will focus on the temporal and spatial sequences of the supply and demand shocks of COVID-19 on shipping, ports, and related supply chains. The COVID-19 crisis and the distributions and adaptability of maritime transport supply chains is the theme of the Supply Chain and Technology Seminar (webinar) of the Universidad De Los Andes Facultad de Administracion to be held on November...
September 22nd, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

The main implications of the pandemic on global logistics with a specific focus on container ports and shipping lines is the theme of a joint contribution by Theo Notteboom, Thanos Pallis and Jean-Paul Rodrigue in the 100th issue of Port Technology International. The COVID-19 pandemic led to the second global crisis since the 2009 financial crisis, which resulted in a recession in all OECD countries and most emerging economies. It fundamentally challenged the direction of future trade flows and trade arrangements. The stability...
September 20th, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

IAPH published the half-year report of its COVID-19 Port Economic Impact Barometer authored by PortEconomics members Theo Notteboom and Thanos Pallis.  On the week following the six month anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO) announcement of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has published a comprehensive report summarising all findings from its twelve surveys of global ports since early April, including its most recent survey to ports in week 36. The COVID-19...
September 1st, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

In a port study on port management and governance, that is published as an editorial in the scholarly journal Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL), PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom and Hercules Haralambides provide a critical assessment of some of the key issues and themes in port governance research, attempting at the same time, to propose new avenues for further port research in a post-COVID-19 era. As the authors state, "Port management governance is continuously challenged to adapt to a changing port...
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