Ana C. Paixão Casaca

Ana C. Paixão Casaca
Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa | ISEL · CIMOSM - Centro de Investigação em Modelação e Optimização de Sistemas Multifuncionais

Deck-Officer, PhD, FICS
WofSPortugal | Exter. Expert for the EC | Peer Reviewer | Lecturer | Researcher | Assoc. Editor | Edit. Board Member

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Introduction
Ana Cristina Paixão Casaca holds a Ph.D. in International Transport/Logistics and has a deep knowledge of maritime transport / maritime economics. Presently, she manages ‘World of Shipping Portugal’ within the scope of Maritime Economics. She is also Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), and Member of the International Maritime Economists Association (IAME).

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Publications (48)
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Purpose Since enacting Act 8630/93, Brazilian port activities have been going through significant modifications, changing from the public port service management to the landlord model. Act 12815/2013 enforced a new regulatory framework increasing Port Authorities' dependence on the Federal Government. Since 2019, the Government has attempted to ela...
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Currently, the shipping industry is at a crossroads. Although it has overcome numerous technological barriers and finance and economic crises over the years, the industry is facing its most prominent challenge, which rests on finding the most feasible solutions to deal with industry decarbonisation until 2050. Within this scope, the current Editori...
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Background, the context and purpose of the study The current Editorial addresses the evolutionary path of the shipping industry. It mentions its role throughout the years, identifies the leading market segments, refers to the different operational modes due to the inherent nature of the cargoes they carry and lists some trends that appear to have b...
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Research performed on maritime cabotage in a worldwide context shows that 1) few countries have adopted either pure protectionist or liberalised cabotage policies while 2) most countries have favoured protectionist cabotage policies with different degrees of freedom. The same research also identified 1) a set of reasons influencing policymakers whe...
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Purpose: The development of the current European economic area maritime cabotage market occurred when, at a policy level, the European Union forced the opening of its member-states cabotage markets to Community shipowners and extended this openness, in 1997, to the European free trade area countries. A two-tier cabotage market emerged, where a Euro...
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Ports are drivers of regional and of countries’ economic development. Most ports are built close to coastlines, where waters are shallower and tend to suffer from deposit sedimentation processes, which reduce depths in operational areas. In presence of shallow waters and sedimentation, ports must decide whether to dredge or not, where both decision...
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The economy of Brazil has the potential to further develop its existing maritime cabotage services by promoting a modal shift from the road to the sea. The road represents the biggest share in the Brazilian transport matrix, but the larger waterborne participation represents lower logistics costs and greater environmental benefits. This paper inves...
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The development of domestic short sea shipping (SSS) (hereinafter cabotage) services along the Brazilian coast has drawn the attention of economic and political players since the early 1800s, when the Brazilian internal market was under development. In 1993, subject to the Port Modernization Act, the Federal Government adopted a new regulatory fram...
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The development of domestic short sea shipping (SSS) (hereinafter cabotage) services along the Brazilian coast has drawn the attention of economic and political players since the early 1800s, when the Brazilian internal market was under development. In 1993, subject to the Port Modernization Act, the federal government adopted a new regulatory fram...
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The impact of transport on the environment, the signing of the Maastricht Treaty and the entrance into force of the Single Market in January 1993, led the European Commission to design a new common transport policy (CTP) in 1992. To overcome theenvironmental damages caused by road transport alone, the Commission proposed that goods should be shifte...
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Sines was known to be an oil terminal, but today the port comprises five terminals serving different trades. These results: 1) from an ambitious development plan; 2) from the strong efforts to integrate the port in the trans-European transport networks. Sines container terminal is seen as an added value to the port and through its operation existin...
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The environmental damages caused by road transport led European Commission to present a series of measures to promote the use of environmentally friendly transport modes or a combination of such modes, where the role and the impact of road transport could be minimised. Short sea shipping was identified as one of the transport modes that offered thi...
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Since the establishment of the European Union, both European transport and maritime policies suffered from numerous ups and downs. Both of them came to be addressed on a continuous basis by the Council of the European Union, when the European Commission presented the 1985 Communication on the completion of the internal market where acknowledged tha...
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Numerous studies about logistics strategies have been carried out but more often than not researchers have adopted a descriptive rather than a quantitative approach. The quantitative approach was addressed for the first time in 1987 and much of the work performed has been focused on North American based companies, thus creating a bias. Most studies...
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The short sea shipping reports presented by the European Commission have shown that this industry segment is still lagging behind road transport and suffering from numerous constraints. To foster the elimination of the latter, the 2003 action programme on the promotion of short sea shipping presented 14 measures, one of which concerned motorways of...
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The need to shift goods from road to underused transport capacity led the European Commission to embark on the development of two important policies: one concerning short sea shipping (SSS) and the other concerning the trans-European transport network (TEN-T). While for many years these policies were delineated separately, the introduction of ports...
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The establishment and implementation of a training programme requires a training needs assessment (TNA). Without this approach, more often than not, training programmes have failed to succeed and to make such an assessment the instructional designer, i.e. the person in charge for this work, needs to follow a methodology. Unlike the other industries...
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Much has been written and spoken about short sea shipping within the European Union (EU) as a means of shifting goods from road to sea and of achieving a sustainable economic development. However, this shift is far from being a general reality, despite the few individual, and success stories that have taken place and the EUROSTAT data suggest that...
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This paper considers the applicability of simulation tools in the development of lean ports and lean ports networks. To achieve its objective the paper analyses how container terminal operations work, gives an introduction to simulation, and provides an insight how simulation has been used in a port environment. The focus on a container terminal ca...
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Ports have traditionally made use of quantitative measures to assess their performance. While contributing towards ranking a port in the worldwide context or even classifying ports according to their size, these provide little information about the quality of the services being offered. The trends in contemporary logistics and the emerging of the n...
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Since the Second World War, ports have been going through an evolution which the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) refers to as generations. The generation of a port reflects whether the approach adopted by port authorities/operators in developing their activities is likely to be reactive or proactive. These activities sta...
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The past, present and expected future growth rates of freight transport have led the European Union to promote a common transport policy supporting the shift of goods from road to sea, thereby making use of the latter's underused available capacity. Therefore, the provision of a door-to-door transport service, where a sea-leg is introduced, require...
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It is the aim of the European Union to develop a transport policy that supports its economic and sustainable growth and where the concept of sustainable mobility is a driver in the development of such policy. To achieve this goal, the European Union (EU) is promoting the shift of goods to unused existing capacity in rail and sea modes. As such, it...

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Delivering Knowledge, Training and Translation Services Services in the field of Maritime Economics. The project integrates several activities within the scope of research; one of them is the ‘World of Shipping Portugal, An International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs’ which will take place on the 21 - 22 November 2019, Carcavelos, Portugal.
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I finished translating the Martins's Stopford book "Maritime Economics" from english into portuguese and U am now studying cabotage all over the world. regards Ana