Ports & 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...
June 22nd, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

IAPH-WPSP Port Economic Impact Barometer for Week 25 reports on reduced cargo volumes, intensified competition in inland transport modes, and passenger and ro-pax services restarting with limited capacity In its ninth weekly edition,  the IAPH-WPSP Port Economic Impact Barometer, published following a survey of 75 ports around the world - co-authored by PortEconomics members Theo Notteboom and Thanos Pallis - confirms that first passenger and ro-pax services restarting with limited capacity in some regions, while reduced cargo volumes...
June 12th, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

The Infrastructure Services Unit (ISU) of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) organized the webinar "A new port reality: Resilience to cyber-attacks and other risk factors", with PortEconomics member Riracrdo Sanchez, along with Eliana Barleta and Fabio Weikert presenting their perspectives on "Resilience and port risks" ("Resiliencia y riesgos portuarios"). The risks in the shipping and port sector are associated...
June 10th, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

The Coronavirus is having a huge global impact, and Peter de Langen questions whether the effects of COVID-19 on ports will be lasting ones - with his views first published in his Analyst column at @ Port Strategy. Lasting effects of Coronovirus on ports? by Peter de Langen "The Coronavirus clearly is having a huge global impact, most importantly through affecting the health of millions of people and the loss of human lives. The economic impact is also substantial - small businesses suffer, freelance workers, lose incomes and the...
June 9th, 2020
Ports & COVID-19

IAPH-WPSP Port Economic Impact Barometer for Week 23 reports regional transshipments on the rise with cargo call volumes flat-lining or falling. Passenger vessel calls remain off the radar. In its eighth edition the IAPH-WPSP Port Economic Impact Barometer report - co-authored by PortEconomics members Theo Notteboom and Thanos Pallis, reports of more high-frequency feeder services to regional ports, whilst many passenger vessel calls remain scrapped. With a record response of 104 ports from around the world, the summary of the latest...
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