The infrastructure investment needs and financing challenge of european ports

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PortEconomics co-director Peter de Langen has co-authored a study for the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), examining ‘The Infrastructure Investment needs and Financing Challenge of European Ports’, so as to answer these questions. Among others, the study focuses on the diversity of port investments, make the case for investments in basic port infrastructures, explains how… Read more »

PORTS WARY OF THE BITCOIN BUBBLE

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Ports are sniffing around cryptocurrencies, but with a great deal of trepidation, finds Martin Rushmere. Port authorities and terminal operators are traditionally  eat-and-potatoes types for technology. Reliable, proven and trusted have always appealed to their tastes. New types of gantries, straddle carriers and automation were seen as strange types of food,  picked at gingerly before… Read more »

Docks the Future kick off meeting

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A very successful and well-planned kick off meeting took place in Genoa on 15thand 16th January 2018. DocksTheFuture, which is co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme, consists of defining the Port of the Future, meant as a near future (2030) which should face challenges related to simplification and digitalization of processes, dredging, emission reduction, energy transition, electrification,… Read more »