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 »


Ports need smarter GHG reduction incentives

A new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development International Transport Forum report argues ports need to develop more and smarter incentives to meet the International Maritime Organisation’s greenhouse gas (GHG) targets for the shipping sector   Reducing Shipping Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Lessons From Port-Based Incentives includes a global summary of 28 ports with environmentally-based port… Read more »


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 in 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 »


The infrastructure investment needs and financing challenge of european ports

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 »