Economy and business
This section is given over to studying economic activities from the perspective of what port activities offer and the company and business fabric that such activities generate. In view of this, articles are published that are devoted to examining such questions as the economic functions of ports, the agents and production factors involved and, especially:
- The different port activities: fishing; the industries associated with port activities (ship construction & boat-building, shipyards, the construction of infrastructures, port machinery and tools, the industries that have been established in ports, etc.); leisure and tourism associated with these facilities (cruises, nautical sports and recreation, cultural and leisure equipment, etc.); trade and maritime transport (traffic, logistics, intermodality); work and jobs in ports.
- The economic impact of ports: the role of ports and the regional and domestic urban economy; assessment of the economic impact of ports, the methodologies used for conducting studies and examples of particular cases.
- Port development and port networks: recent cooperation strategies; hinterlands and foreland studies; the importance of ports and city hierarchies.