The Analyst – Page 4

  • Esbjerg's commitment to wind energy-related cargoes has prompted a certain amount of flexibility. Credit: Port of Esbjerg
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    Flexibility key to wind ambitions

    2018-04-30T09:24:00Z

    COMMENT: This year’s Danish Port Days were held in Esbjerg, with the theme of ‘port transformations’ guiding a conference that included sessions where academics and industry leaders discussed management research issues worth exploring, writes Peter de Langen.

  • Public investment in dredging at Liverpool has been criticised. Credit: Andrew
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    Who should pay for infrastructure?

    2018-03-29T12:12:00Z

    COMMENT: Who picks up the bill for infrastructure investments is a key issue in port development, writes Peter de Langen

  • Koper benefitted from shipper switches in expanding its hinterland. Credit: Kiss Tibor Noé
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    Battle of hinterland expansion

    2018-03-05T14:11:00Z

    COMMENT: Many port development companies, including port authorities, develop commercial strategies which guide their commercial and investment activities. One common ambition in those strategies is the aim to expand the hinterland, writes Peter de Langen.

  • Brooklyn's Red Hook terminal might finally be on the move. Credit: William Avery Hudson
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    Realities of 'working waterfront' visions

    2018-01-30T11:30:00Z

    COMMENT: The inevitable is likely to happen to the Red Hook Container Terminal in Brooklyn, New York, writes Peter de Langen.

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    Safe as houses

    2017-12-16T10:03:00Z

    COMMENT: In November, Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading port operator, launched its transformed property arm with a 960-hectare land bank, marking a further step in the gradual transition of the group from port operator to a development company of port, logistics and manufacturing complexes in 21 UK ports, ...

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    Tales of the unexpected

    2017-11-06T09:47:00Z

    COMMENT: In May 2016 a lease agreement was signed between Feadship, a leading builder of mega-yachts, and Port of Amsterdam (PoA). Yet, Amsterdam’s vision document, officially launched a year earlier in June 2015 did not mention mega-yachts as a potentially relevant market segment, writes Peter de Langen.

  • Increasing: London Gateway is picking up steam despite a slow start. Credit: DP World
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    Lengthy path to success

    2017-10-09T15:55:00Z

    COMMENT: This year saw positive news for the two large new port development projects in North West Europe: JadeWeserPort and London Gateway, writes Peter de Langen.

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    Geopolitics and port development

    2017-08-22T10:40:00Z

    COMMENT: Port development often has an important geopolitical dimension, writes Peter de Langen

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    State aid exemptions miss the mark

    2017-07-20T11:00:00Z

    COMMENT: The long-awaited European Union policy on government investments in seaports and airports has both high and low points. The sad part is that the high points are mainly centred around airports, while the seaport part takes the lion’s share of low points, writes Peter de Langen.

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    Forget business as usual

    2017-06-03T21:24:00Z

    COMMENT: It is increasingly clear that car transport is at the brink of radical changes, driven by technological advances in autonomous driving and changing ownership patterns of cars, writes Peter de Langen.

  • Ousted: the end is in sight for Amsterdam's coal terminals. Credit: Marcel Oosterwijk
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    Bold move on coal

    2017-05-05T08:54:00Z

    COMMENT: Last month, Port of Amsterdam took a bold move for a landlord port authority: it announced its ambition to end handling coal by 2030, writes Peter de Langen.

  • Wide view: Morocco's Tanger Med is a good example of a port creating value for its hinterland. Credit: Yassine Abbadi
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    The value of connectivity

    2017-04-03T16:45:00Z

    COMMENT: Ports create value for port users and thus also for society at large because they enable connections between consumers in the hinterland and producers overseas, and vice versa, writes Peter de Langen.

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    Shipping and the physical internet

    2017-03-06T09:46:00Z

    COMMENT: The term ‘physical internet’ has emerged in recent years as a metaphor for the future of freight transport. While the metaphor possibly obscures more than it enlightens, it nevertheless makes sense to explore the implications for ocean shipping, writes Peter de Langen.

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    The benefits of togetherness

    2017-02-03T09:16:00Z

    COMMENT: In fully private markets, the ‘invisible hand’ ensures the survival of the fittest, writes Peter de Langen.

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    Dealing in intermodal truths

    2016-12-05T10:58:00Z

    COMMENT: The Inland Terminal conference in Basel in November brought together an interesting mix of stakeholders in intermodal logistics. I shared with delegates some of the findings of research on intermodal connections, based on a database developed by Intermodal Links, writes Peter de Langen.

  • Perseverance: Red Hook Terminal (pictured) is a clear case for maintaining port facilities in metropolitan areas. Credit: Red Hook Terminals
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    Measuring value at city ports

    2016-10-30T20:25:00Z

    COMMENT: Should port development differ between metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas? Definitely, in my view, writes Peter de Langen.

  • Hamburg prides itself on being a green port and is promoting cleaner ships. Credit: HHM Lindner.
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    Sense of green port dues

    2016-10-03T09:42:00Z

    COMMENT: In a recent academic conference in Hamburg, various papers addressed differentiated port dues for green ships partly to address the European Commission’s evident favouritism of such an approach, writes Peter de Langen.

  • Come together: Liverpool operator Peel Ports enjoys cluster benefits through Mersey Maritime. Credit: UK DoT
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    Value in port clusters

    2016-09-05T09:44:00Z

    COMMENT: It is increasingly understood that ports are spatial clusters of interrelated economic activities, such as chemical plants, energy plants, construction plants (for instance for components of offshore wind installations), warehouses, and terminals as well as a variety of business services, writes Peter de Langen.

  • Ports are increasingly considering their cruise attractiveness. Credit: Marcel Sala
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    Cruising for better port pricing

    2016-08-03T09:54:00Z

    Cruises are increasingly relevant in port development so taking a look at pricing can be insightful, writes Peter de Langen.

  • Overview: ABP's Newport is planning for the future. Credit: ABPp
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    Balancing public with private

    2016-05-27T10:36:00Z

    COMMENT: Associated British Ports, the leading UK port developer and operator, announced a masterplan through to 2035 for one of its ports, Newport in Wales, writes Peter de Langen.