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June 2nd, 2022
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IAPH is inviting ports to become part of the IAPH World Ports Tracker community by responding to a short 8 question survey on a quarterly basis, commencing as of today with a deadline of 17th June for Q2 2022. The first in-depth report will then be written by IAPH’s experts and PortEconomics co-directors Professors Theo Notteboom and Thanos Pallis and sent to IAPH member participants and survey respondees three weeks later in early July. The cycle will then be repeated with further reports expected on Q3 2022 in October and Q4 2022 in the...
March 3rd, 2022
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Port performance measurement covers a wide array of key performance indicators (KPIs) related to supply chain performance, productivity, connectivity, sustainability/energy transition, corporate social responsibility (CSR), financial performance, customer satisfaction, innovation and economic impact. Still, it remains relevant to observe how cargo volumes have evolved over time, as cargo flows and related activities remain the bread and butter of many managing bodies of ports.  Herewith we summarise the trends in container throughput in...
January 3rd, 2022
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Mary Brooks honoured for “being an internationally renowned scholar in the field of marine transportation, performance and supply chain management”. On 29 December 2021, the Governor-General of Canada announced that PortEconomics member Dr Mary Brooks was made a Member of the Order of Canada.  The Honour recognizes the outstanding merit or distinguished service of Canadians who make a major difference to Canada through lifelong contributions in every field of endeavour. Mary Brooks is no stranger to major honours. In 2018...
January 1st, 2022
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PortEconomics members would like to express their appreciation to the 63.006 visitors from 208 countries that in 2021 visited PortEconomics.eu to learn more about ports. Thank you all !! In 2022 we will continue to be here providing the best of port studies, shaping the future of port economics, management and policy. Enjoy the sail to the port studies of your interest. PortEconomics is a web-based initiative aiming to advance knowledge exchange on seaport studies. It provides freely accessible research, education, information,...
November 25th, 2021
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The 8th issue of Maritime Economist (ME-MAG), the magazine of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) has been published earlier this week. Celebrating the publication of the issue at the eve of the 29th edition of the annual conference of IAME, PortEconomics members and ME-MAG Editor in Chief, Prof. Adolf Ng, says: "ME-MAG aims to create an active platform for merging academic studies with practice. It encourages IAME members to express their studies in plain language in line with the interests of policymakers and...
October 5th, 2021
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Transparency remains an under-analyzed topic in port research, and previous research has shown that port decision-making and governance reporting are inconsistent across countries. While transparency might be imposed through legislation or voluntarily adopted, effective transparency also includes (a) an organization’s willingness to consistently communicate and make transparent information available to internal or external stakeholders and (b) the stakeholder`s expectations on the visibility and verifiability of information.  Ιn...
June 22nd, 2021
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In the past few days, various media sources reported that the Boring Company, which Elon Musk founded five years ago, has developed a tunnel concept with single or double lane configurations for the transport of containers using battery-powered freight vehicles. The idea of using above-ground or underground tunnel or pipeline-like systems to transport units, such as containers, is not new. Since the 1990s, many projects have looked into similar unit transport systems, particularly in Japan and northwest Europe. Ports have been on the...
March 28th, 2021
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The Italian government has announced that cruise ships will no longer be allowed to sail near the historic center of Venice. Large passenger boats must now dock at the city's mainland industrial port at Marghera, in a move made to "protect a historical and cultural heritage not only of Italy but of the whole world". Like any other economic activity, is also associated with externalities raising social, economic, and environmental questions and challenges for cruise port and the surrounding areas. PortEconomics members Thanos...
March 2nd, 2021
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by Theo Notteboom Port performance measurement covers a wide array of key performance indicators (KPIs) related to supply chain performance, productivity, connectivity, sustainability/energy transition, corporate social responsibility (CSR), financial performance, customer satisfaction, innovation and economic impact. Still, it remains relevant to observe how cargo volumes have evolved over time, as cargo flows and related activities remain the bread and butter of port authorities and terminal operators. The table shows the 2020 container...
March 1st, 2021
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Download GREPORT 2020 here GREPORT2020, the third edition of the biannual report on Greek ports is now available to be freely downloaded via PortEconomics. The report contains sections on Latest developments in Greek port policyCargo throughput trendsPassenger movementsFinancial standing of Greek portsDevelopments per port The third edition of the flagship report for Greek ports contains an additional section "Focus" containing a review of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Greek port system and the evolution of Greek...
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