Background Ports are essential to global trade as around 90% of all trade is currently seaborne. However, their virtually non-stop industrial activity across the globe means they are responsible for a fair share of the world’s air and water pollution. … Continue reading Green Ports: Embracing sustainable practices to future-proof our ports
The choice of a flag state is an important issue for yacht owners since it has a direct impact on the acquisition cost of the yacht, the obligations of the owner or even the value of the yacht. What does … Continue reading The yacht registration market: Main drivers for the choice of the flag state
Background The implementation of the containers in the shipping sector was one of the major revolutions in the history of transportation, reducing the cost and increasing the speed of international trade and supporting the development of globalization. However, there are … Continue reading Container boxes: Old and new recipes to improve the competitiveness of the container trades
The Mediterranean is one of the most strategic shipping areas, thanks to its location within East-West trade corridor, which connect the three main trade areas in the world: Asia, America and Europe. The total container traffic in this corridor during … Continue reading Impact of concession costs in the transshipment container market: a case study of the West Med
A variety of strategies to control COVID-19 infection have been applied The air transport sector is facing a major crisis as air travel demand has been heavily impacted by a number of factors which affect passenger confidence, combined with government … Continue reading Can Air Transport recover whilst maintaining COVID-19 Travel Controls?
In light of 2019’s year closure data for global air freight markets, it is evident that it has been one of the worst years for the sub-sector since the 2009. Despite YoY increase in the sector’s capacity (AFTK) of 2.1%, … Continue reading Fresh views on the Air Cargo market
Air and rail are two important transport modes that historically had limited interaction, with perhaps the exception of airport express trains. Nevertheless, technological developments such as the high-speed railway services and the increasing importance of environmental preservation in the national … Continue reading Air vs. Rail: can rivals become partners?
Roads require maintenance works during all their life cycle, depending mainly on traffic intensity (focusing on heavy vehicles), time and environment. There are three basic types of maintenance strategies: preventive, corrective and replacement. Preventive maintenance keeps the road to a … Continue reading Road maintenance strategy