Ports & COVID-19

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...
September 1st, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

By Ricardo J. Sánchez & Eliana P. Barleta The throughput of containerized cargo in Latin American and Caribbean ports remained static in 2019, registering an increase of only 0.04% compared to the previous year, according to the Port Report launched today by ECLAC. The sample covers 36 countries and territories, with a total of 125 ports and port areas in the region. The total volume transferred in 2019 exceeded 54.2 million TEU, representing 6.5% of the total global throughput, The total volume transferred in 2019 exceeded 54.2...
August 7th, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

While the Coronavirus emerged in China in December 2019, its impact on European ports only started to be visible in March 2020 . The table shows the container throughput for H1 2020 in the top 15 container ports in Europe. Note that the figures for Hamburg and Gioia Tauro relate to Q1 2020 (H1 2020 figures are expected to be lower), while the figures for Gdansk and Bremerhaven only cover the first five months of 2020. Antwerp is the only large gateway port in Europe which was able to reach a volume level comparable to last year The port of...
July 23rd, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

The eleventh and final bi-weekly version of the IAPH-WPSP Port Economic Impact Barometer has just been published, showing progressive improvement in three of the four survey questions asked to the world’s ports. Active since April 6 2020 on a weekly basis and then bi-weekly as of mid-May, co-authors Professor Theo Notteboom and Professor Thanos Pallis are working on a more comprehensive report to be published in September 2020. This summary report will provide a detailed analysis of the trends observed from the survey weeks 15 to 29....
July 22nd, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

Participating in a virtual conference on decarbonising transport in an unprecedented global crisis with focus on Argentina and Latin America, PortEconomics member Jean-Paul Rodrigue gave a presentation on the challenges that trade and supply chains are facing and approached the issue from the maritime transport perspective. The virtual conference, organised by the International Transports Forum of OECD, discusses in a nine sessions between 7 and 30 July duration, how can transport decarbonisation policies promote low-carbon economic growth...
July 6th, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

The tenth WPSP-IAPH COVID19 Port Economic Impact Barometer published today reveals an important development for ports located in countries where lockdown restrictions are being eased. In its 10th weekly edition,  the IAPH-WPSP Port Economic Impact Barometer, published following a survey of 90 ports around the world – co-authored by PortEconomics members Theo Notteboom and Thanos Pallis – confirms that post-lockdown traffic added to seasonal tourism and essential roadworks cause delays to cargo and traffic at some ports. Vessel crew...
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