Publication
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Short- term effects and longer- term impacts of the covid-19 pandemic on the international shipping and port industries
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Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on global trade with an initial contraction followed by an inflationary peak in demand. For more than two years, ports and shipping were centre stage in an unfolding global supply chain crisis. This paper identifies the effects and implications of a major disruptor (such as the COVID-19 pandemic) on the activities, operations, management structure and performance of the international shipping and ports industries, with a specific focus on container shipping and ports. Both the short-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the longer-term responses of container shipping and ports are examined, including also the longer-term implications for port governance. The flow of the narrative has also allowed us a digression on the fundaments of shipping and port economics (particularly of the latter), offering readers new insights never addressed before. Lessons learned from our analysis could be useful in addressing other disruptors or uncertainties in and around ports and the global maritime landscape.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of transport economics
Publication
2023
DOI
10.19272/202306702002
Volume/pages
50 :1-2 (2023) , p. 45-88
ISI
001148579100002
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 01.07.2024
UAntwerpen
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Last edited 15.03.2024
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