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  • Robin Edward Jarvis added an answer:
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    Does anyone have any data on the Far Eastern Port Authority tariffing strategy and methodology?
    The topic of my dissertation is The Asian Port Doctrine with Respect to South African Port Pricing

    I am making contact with freight forwarders who are involved in the facilitation of some trade with economies like China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore and other Asian archipelago. The object of this exercise is to get an idea of the type of costs incurred by container ships that call into the various ports of these economies.

    I cordially ask you refer me to sources that may lead me to acquire the tariff strategy and methodology used in the Far Eastern ports and, quite possibly, the policies underpinning those strategies.
    Robin Edward Jarvis

    You might ask that question of Issa Baluch through LinkedIn, or maybe Facebook if he is on it.  He owned Swift and was an international freight association VP.  Could put you onto some 'right' people.

  • Marcella De Martino added an answer:
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    Cross-fertilizing the knowledge on tourism destinations and seaports’ competitiveness can really contribute to the sustainability of the society?

    We believe that cross-fertilizing the tourism and seaport literatures on the specific topic of relationship networks for competitiveness can favour the spreading of practices and can create a collaborative environment to solve problems that cannot be solved by one sector alone. The final aim is to identify and promote common tools for the sustainable development of both tourism destinations and seaports in the city.

    Marcella De Martino

    It seems that cross-fertilizing the knowledge among inter-organizational networks  such as tourism destination and seaport can contribute to local and sustainable development. An opportunity can be offered by the study of cruise tourism that it is less explored in tourism and transport research. A further opportunity to foster the collaboration among Public Authorities, specifically in the European context, is given by the “Smart Specialization Strategies” that support investments in activities that reflect areas where the region is specialised or emerging areas where entrepreneurs could develop new activities (diversification). Morevoer, we believe that spontaneous initiatives such as the “Think-Thank” can also contribute to promote a shared and sustainable vision of sustainable development for the future years. Finally, the ICT is  an effective tool for knowledge and information sharing among the actors of the seaport and tourism destination.

    What is your opinon about these initiatives? Are there further opportunies for cross-fertilizinf the knowledge on tourism destinations and seaports’ competitiveness?

  • Nicoletta Charalambous Charalambous added an answer:
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    How much does weight matter for shipping containers?

    I've seen that the typical 40ft container empty/tare weight is 3.8 tons (20ft around 2.2 tons if I remember correctly) which is quite a lot heavier than I thought.

    Firstly, How would the shipping world react if you could make containers half that weight? Say, under 2 tonnes for a 40ft and 1 tonne for a 20ft.

    Would this be a game changer or would the weight saving be considered small and negligible when total tonnage weights are all added up for the ship? Given that I read fuel is $600 per tonne, this must mean a much lower cost?

    Nicoletta Charalambous Charalambous

    In my opinion, either 40f. containers or 20f. containers are structure in that way so that they can not easily be damaged while stowing or causing any other deficiencies in the  operation processes when loading, discharging or transshipped. Added to this regarding your consideration it can be note that YES it might be possible to make containers weight a little bit less, but this will for example save 1 container out of 20 in terms of weight.

    Moreover, making such innovations like reducing the weight of the construction would not be a solution that will bring a development in the liner shipping industry, unless this is proved to be efficient whilst avoiding any deficiencies, since lots of losses will be created.

    Instead. economies of scale can be illustrated through the reduction of fuel prices, taking into account its particulars.

  • Rolando Biere Arenas added an answer:
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    Does any know of any research to define a specific structure of management in the transformation processes of port areas?

    I'm finishing my doctoral thesis on this subject. And before do it, I want to be sure to have all the previous information.

    Rolando Biere Arenas

    Done Daryn.

    Good luck with the results.

    Rolando.

  • Raul Villa Caro added an answer:
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    Anyone have information/ recommendations/ directions to help me conduct an interesting study in the sea port community systems?
    Sea port operations are going online, toward a single window approach.
    Raul Villa Caro

    Here:http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/maritime/studies/maritime_en.htm

  • Paul R Drake added an answer:
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    Why are logistic parks important to ports and what is the need of setting up logistic parks in gujarat?

    History

    Case studies

    research paper links 

    links 

    Paul R Drake

    Makes the port more attractive to customers.

  • Claudia Patricia Núñez asked a question:
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    Does anyone know research experiences of port-city relationships in Argentina, Brazil or any other counties in Latin America?
    Currently we are working in this field, applying the model of evolution proposed by Hoyle (1989) in ports of Argentina and the south of Brazil, and also adapting the model of Ducruet (2005) for its validation in Argentine port-cities. Although we have found similar studies in ports of Asia and Europe, it's been difficult to find other experiences in the region. Also, published papers in portuguese would be appreciated.
  • Utkarsh Mukkannawar added an answer:
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    Particulate organic carbon: What is it and why is it important to measure?
    Special emphasis on sea ports.
    Utkarsh Mukkannawar
    Does POC's have any International or National Standards covered under any marine (harbor or creek) act???
  • Giuseppe Tattara added an answer:
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    Comparing experiences of towns that due to gigantic ships have extended their port facilities towards the sea and requalified the old port (waterfront)
    Experiences of urban requalification across Europe
    Giuseppe Tattara
    thanks, these are the experiences that i need to compare. Anything written on the topic?
    regards
  • Val Littlewolf Heike added an answer:
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    Inter-Terminal Transportation (ITT): What are current practices dealing with ITT in different ports around the world?
    There may be interactions among different container terminals within one port. One example is inter-terminal transportation (ITT). We have a model on this:
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259187387_A_mathematical_model_of_inter-terminal_transportation/file/9c96052a43707de713.pdf?origin=publication_detail
    I would be happy to learn about current practices dealing with ITT in different ports.
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      ABSTRACT: We present a novel integer programming model for analyzing inter-terminal transportation (ITT) in new and expanding sea ports. ITT is the movement of containers between terminals (sea, rail or otherwise) within a port. ITT represents a significant source of delay for containers being transshipped, which costs ports money and affects a port’s reputation. Our model assists ports in analyzing the impact of new infrastructure, the placement of terminals, and ITT vehicle investments. We provide analysis of ITT at two ports, the port of Hamburg, Germany and the Maasvlakte 1 & 2 area of the port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in which we solve a vehicle flow combined with a multi-commodity container flow on a congestion based time–space graph to optimality. We introduce a two-step solution procedure that computes a relaxation of the overall ITT problem in order to find solutions faster. Our graph contains special structures to model the long term loading and unloading of vehicles, and our model is general enough to model a number of important real-world aspects of ITT, such as traffic congestion, penalized late container delivery, multiple ITT transportation modes, and port infrastructure modifications. We show that our model can scale to real-world sizes and provide ports with important information for their long term decision making.
      Full-text · Article · Jun 2014 · European Journal of Operational Research
    Val Littlewolf Heike

    In America we have a place in California called Silicone Valley. Since all information is accessesable I sure with a little effort information might be gleened.

  • Stefan Voss added an answer:
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    What is the difference between Container Terminal and Container Port Operations?
    I am currently investigating the efficiency of service time/turn-around time of ships berthed at container ports using econometric estimation. But I need to define the differences between the two types of container ports. Would be glad if any one from this group could provide some assistance.
    Stefan Voss
    There may be interactions among different container terminals within one port. One example is inter-terminal transportation (ITT). We have a model on this:
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259187387_A_mathematical_model_of_inter-terminal_transportation/file/9c96052a43707de713.pdf?origin=publication_detail
    I shall post a question on this to see what the specific approaches to deal with ITT are in different ports.
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      ABSTRACT: We present a novel integer programming model for analyzing inter-terminal transportation (ITT) in new and expanding sea ports. ITT is the movement of containers between terminals (sea, rail or otherwise) within a port. ITT represents a significant source of delay for containers being transshipped, which costs ports money and affects a port’s reputation. Our model assists ports in analyzing the impact of new infrastructure, the placement of terminals, and ITT vehicle investments. We provide analysis of ITT at two ports, the port of Hamburg, Germany and the Maasvlakte 1 & 2 area of the port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in which we solve a vehicle flow combined with a multi-commodity container flow on a congestion based time–space graph to optimality. We introduce a two-step solution procedure that computes a relaxation of the overall ITT problem in order to find solutions faster. Our graph contains special structures to model the long term loading and unloading of vehicles, and our model is general enough to model a number of important real-world aspects of ITT, such as traffic congestion, penalized late container delivery, multiple ITT transportation modes, and port infrastructure modifications. We show that our model can scale to real-world sizes and provide ports with important information for their long term decision making.
      Full-text · Article · Jun 2014 · European Journal of Operational Research
  • Muhammad Subhan added an answer:
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    What is the most appropriate theory that we can use to explain container port growth?
    There are some theories in economics that someone may use to explain how certain business can grow. For instance, locational advantage, resource-based view, competitive advantage, and many more. Can you share your opinion on the above question?
    Muhammad Subhan
    Anyone uses the following theories in port analysis?
    - Resource based view
    - Core competencies
    - Market based strategy
    - Opportunity based strategy
    - Competitive based strategy
  • Miguel Ángel Argomedo added an answer:
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    What about the city-port relationship?
    For a correct understanding of the Mediterranean culture we must take in consideration the relation between cities and ports, not only from a historical point of view, that would explain the urban evolution of the coastal territory, but from our present perspective.
    Several Universities are working into a common project about this topic.
    Are you interested?
    Have you any comments to do?
    We will appreciate every proposal in this way.
    Miguel Ángel Argomedo
    Quisiera agregar la definición que he podido construir , respecto a la relación puerto-ciudad. Se ubica en las bases teóricas de la economía regional y rebasa las cuestiones de diseño y planificación urbana. Los puertos son enclaves económicos que responden a un "hinterland" y a "externets" ; rutas terrestres y rutas marítimas que forman una red, que condiciona las formas y estructuras urbano regionales. Es el mismo caso de las ciudades fronterizas . Sus procesos físico-espaciales están condicionados por los flujos económicos y la infraestructura de movilidad externas
  • Kanya Prasetyo added an answer:
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    Port governance models worldwide
    Looking for challenging networking people from port governance/management sector?

    Perhaps, is there anyone who has analyzed World Bank "Port reform tool kit" published 2000 and revised 2001?
    Kanya Prasetyo
    thanks Christiaan!
  • Valters Bolevics added an answer:
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    I`m looking forward to participate in Rotterdam Euram conference 2012 with port governance paper http://euram2012.eiasm.org/r/default.asp?iId=EMDEHG
    Is there anyone else attending? Would be glad to brainstorm ideas
    Valters Bolevics
    Regarding port economics, port management, port governance, terminal management and similar topics
  • Valters Bolevics added an answer:
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    Port authorities governance models in MENA and ASIA
    Dear all,

    At the moment I`m conducting research on port authorities governance models applied within the World- I have some great overview and information about Europe and South part of US; but would be interested to discuss this with others who have knowledge about Asia (China, S.Korea, Japan and Singapore).

    Valters
    Valters Bolevics
    Christiaan,

    and I appreciate your input on delivering consulting work in Latvia and I`m awaiting WB report on Indian ports legislation.

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