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Port authorities willingness to cooperate: effects of objective orientation & service differentiation

The effects of the objective orientation of port authorities and the level of service differentiation on the capacity, service price, profits, and welfare among competing or cooperating ports are analyzed in the latest port study of PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom co-authored with Han Cui (University of Antwerp). Theo and Han examined feasible combinations of these… Read more »

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European Maritime Single Window environment; A big step toward optimised and efficient shipping in EU

Our world is in transition to a low-carbon economy and transport is not an exception. New technologies and initiatives are affecting the mobility landscape. among all modes of transport, Maritime transport is a backbone of trade and communications within and beyond the single market. Almost one-third of all intra-EU and three-quarters of the internationally traded… Read more »

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ESPO CALLS FOR FIRMER POLLUTER PAYS PRINCIPLE

PORT RECEPTION FACILITIES: ESPO WELCOMES DRAFT REPORT BUT CALLS FOR STRICTER APPLICATION OF THE ‘POLLUTER PAYS’ PRINCIPLE The European Sea ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the proposals put forward by the European Parliament Rapporteur Ms Gesine Meissner in the draft report of the Transport Committee on the review of the Waste Reception Facilities Directive (Com (2018)… Read more »

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Port co-operation: types, drivers and impediments

The port industry has witnessed a multiplication of port co-operation and integration schemes in recent years partly driven by governance reforms, public policy, political forces and market pressures. PortEconomics members Theo Notteboom, Francesco Parola and Geraldine Knatz  co-edit a themed volume in the academic journal  Research in Transportation Management and Business, including some major contributions on port co-operation. The… Read more »

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Event: “Constanta Port on the Silk Road” – Bucharest, June 22, 2018

Constanta, Romania (PortSEurope) June 26, 2018 – The second edition of the “Constanta Port on the Silk Road” round table has taken place in Bucharest with over 70 representatives of Romanian and foreign business, diplomats (Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Turkey and Turkmenistan), government representatives and international organisations promoting the new trade routes between Asia… Read more »

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Port authorities willingness to cooperate: effects of objective orientation & service differentiation

Τhe effects of the object orientation of port authorities and the level of service differentiation on the capacity, service price, profits and welfare among competing or cooperating ports are analysed in the latest port study of PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom co-authored with Han Cui (University of Antwerp). Theo and Han examined feasible combinations of these… Read more »

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Marketing of port authorities: a novel conceptualisation

  Port authorities have transformed into hybrid organizations mostly disassociated from operational activities and port services provision. Still, they maintain a key role as managing bodies advancing the prospects of respective port and associated clusters. Marketing is among the functions working towards this end. In a new port study, PortEconomics members Francesco Parola and Thanos Pallis… Read more »

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Using tariff for port economic impact of cargo movement

A sustainable method to capture expenditure structures of cargo movement activities on nearby port regions has been developed by PortEconomics member Grace Wang along with Wen-Huei Chang (US Army Corp of Engineers) and Yue Cui (Michigan State University) updated the REgional ECONomic System (RECONS) under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to measure economic impacts. Through… Read more »

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GOTHENBURG DISPUTE HAS COST SWEDISH ECONOMY US$510M

The Swedish economy will lose out on SEK4.5bn (US$510m) as a result of a long-term conflict between dockworkers and APM Terminals at the Port of Gothenburg, a new report has found. Consultancy firm Damvad Analytics said that the conflict has caused major changes in freight flows to and from Sweden, with about 240,000 TEU redirected… Read more »