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DEVPORT conference

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Adaptation of maritime, port and logistics actors to hazards of globalization

12-13 June 2014 – Le Havre (France)

The DEVPORT project brings together researchers from different research centers and universities. It wishes to initiate the establishment of a network that will contribute to the popularization research on maritime transport, port organizations and the territorial impact of these activities in the academia sphere but also in the maritime and port business world.
The scientific content of the project DEVPORT is structured around two main topics:

• The first concerns the adaptation of maritime, port and logistics operators to hazards of globalization including strategies of maritime shipping lines, port planning and development, supply chain development. They are part of research fields on which researchers have already significant experience capitalized.

• The second axis is to analyze a number of port models identifiable in foreign contexts and compare them to the particular case of “The Seine Corridor”(Le Havre, Rouen, Paris) or "Seine Axis". The ultimate goal is to find the best operating conditions of a regional port system, associated to a global metropolis.

The aim of this conference is to compare different disciplinary approaches to these questions.
Innovations in transport have facilitated the development of flexible production and distribution systems both locally and globally as well as the emergence of an increasingly specialized and globalized economy.

Maritime transport is the backbone of international trade and a key engine driving globalization. Around 80 per cent of global trade by volume and over 70 per cent by value is carried by sea; these shares are even higher in the case of most developing countries. In the same time, maritime trade patterns and networks as well as their underlying port and shipping policies and strategies are becoming increasingly complex. This continuous growth of sea transport raises important questions about the changing role of nodes in the global transport and value chain such as globalization, trade and development, environmental sustainability, energy security and climate change.

Structural changes in international trade and the evolution of maritime transport have a direct impact on port and surrounding territories. Therefore, these elements and their recent characteristics must be examined.

Authors are invited to submit their papers in relation to the following core topics (list not exhaustive). The scientific committee will give precedence to criteria such as the originality and novelty of the research, while contributions from young scholars are particularly welcomed, from any academic discipline (e.g. geographers, historians, planners, economists, Management Sciences and transport specialists in general):

• Global maritime systems
• Hinterland Strategies
• Intermodalism
• River-sea transport
• Ports and Spatial Planning
• Shipping Market Analysis
• Governance and territorial Development
• Regional studies
• Sustainable maritime transport
• Port economics

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Once the proposal has been accepted, we shall notify participants before February 1st 2014.

The deadline for the full paper is April 30th 2014.

Individual presentations at the Conference are limited to a 20 minute summary to allow for debate and discussion within the session.

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9h-12h : Plenary session

• Pr. Brian Slack : General Introduction
• Pr. Theo Notteboom : A development model for barge connectivity in multi-port gateway regions
• Pr. Xavier Martínez de Osés : Coming challenges for ports in the SW Europe"
• Pr. Yves Boquet : The Philippine maritime system
• Pr. Jacques Guillaume : Les évolutions fonctionnelles des villes-ports face à la mondialisation
• Pr. Benjamin Steck : Les ports de la Côte Ouest-africaine, entre souveraineté politique et adaptation au marché mondialisé

13h30 - 16h : 2 parallel workshops

Ports and traffic – Alfred Baird

• Chengjin Wang & César Ducruet: « Spatial pattern and complexity of the global shipping network »
• Jelena Belova, Rima Mickiene : « The Economic Behaviour Formation of Maritime Industry under Crisis Conditions. »
• Wei Wang : « Maritime Shipping of Raw Oil in China Mainland: Spatial Pattern, Evolution and Dynamic »
• Rima Mickiene, Elena Valioniene, Jelena Krochina : « DFDS Seaways (Lithuania) Ro-Pax Ferries Passenger Transportation Service Rates »
• Shiva Madani et Booi H. Kam: « Competitiveness of global port cities: a path dependent analysis of Rotterdam and Dubai »

Ports et circulation – Michel Savy

• Sébastien Bourdin & Thomas Cornier : « Concentrations spatiales et polarisation de la concurrence portuaire à l’échelle mondiale »
• Bruno Marnot : « Les équipements portuaires face aux mondialisations contemporaines ou la logique d’adaptation permanente »
• Khanh Linh Dang : « Contribution des autoroutes de la mer à la réalisation de l’intermodalité »
• Thomas Massin : « Evolution et déterminants de la localisation des ports commerciaux du littoral métropolitain du Parana (Argentine) depuis 1990 »
• Sana Chebbi & Nadhem Selmi : « Analyse empirique de la structure du commerce maritime méditerranéen : Estimation par modèle de gravité en donnée de panel »
• Nora Mareï & César Ducruet : « Réseaux mondiaux et développements locaux de la Méditerranée maritime et portuaire »

16h15 - 18h15 : 2 parallel workshops

Métiers maritimes et portuaires - B. Steck

• Salvatore Maugeri : « Le travail indépendant portuaire. Le cas de la « Compagnie de dockers » du port de Gênes »
• Kevin Crochemore : « Les nouvelles stratégies syndicales face à la mondialisation des transports : l’exemple de la Fédération internationale des travailleurs des transports (ITF). »
• Elena Valioniene, Algirdas Druktenis, Ingrida Skipariene : « Quality assurance impact for shipbuilding industry : lithuanian and polish exemples"
• Marina Zakharova : « The Role of freight forwarders in global supply chains: the case study in the context of Seine Corridor »
• Romuald Lacoste : « Bulk and breakbulk port handling companies in Northwest Europe : How to cope with uncertainty and opportunity? Overview, organization and competition issues »

Cruise and cruise ports – T. Pallis

• Gwennaëlle Furlanetto : « La croisière havraise, clés de développement tirées des ports européens »
• Elena Valioniene, Gabriele Pletkauskaite and Violeta Starodubcevaite : « Assessment of possibilities to increase cruise shipping flows in lithuania. »
• Arnaud Serry: « Organization and development of cruise shipping in the Baltic sea »
• Athanasios A. Pallis et Aimilia A. Papachristou: “Waste reception facilities in Cruise Ports: The case of the Med”

18h30 : Cocktail

FRIDAY 13th JUNE 2014

8h30-10h20 : 2 parallel workshops

Port, city and governance – B. Slack

• Athanasios A. Pallis: « Incentive Approaches to Port Concession Agreements »
• Klemen Prah & Tomaž Kramberger: « Port functions in the city of Koper »
• Mina Akhavan: "The Port Development and Changing Port-City Relation Imposed By Globalization Trends in Emerging Global Cities of Middle East- The Case Of Dubai"
• Markus Hesse: « Port-city relations between global and local, port-centric and region-al: The case of Hamburg, Germany »
• Anne-Solène Quiec: « Governance process into port areas of northern range: Framing member for a beginner research »

Les défis de la gouvernance portuaire – J. Guillaume

• Eric Foulquier : « Ce que l’analyse de la conflictualité nous dit de la performance portuaire »
• Jean-Eudes Beuret & Anne Cadoret : « Conflits et concertations autour de l’environnement dans les territoires portuaires : une analyse comparative et diachronique dans les trois premiers grands ports de commerce français. »
• Marion Magnan : « La gestion foncière dans les grands ports maritimes français, entre mission de service public et activité commerciale : quelle autonomie pour les autorités portuaires ? »
• Salima Nekrouf : « La gouvernance bi-scalaire des ports en Inde face aux défis de la mondialisation »
• Ouattara Seydou : « Les expériences des concessions portuaires en Côte d’Ivoire : implications des terminaux à conteneurs d’Abidjan et de San Pedro sur la compétitivité portuaire et le développement socioéconomique »

10h30-12h30 : 2 parallel workshops

Port and regional development – Xavier Martínez de Osés

• Thibaut Démare, Cyrille Bertelle , Antoine Dutot et Laurent Lévêque : « Agent-based model and networks : the modelling of the maritime and metropolitan interfaces of the Seine axis »
• David Guerrero, Adolf K.Y. NG, Jérôme Verny : "The role of seaport-based logistic platforms in the automotive supply chain: Some evidence from the Lower Seine Region (France)"
• Efthimios Bakogiannis et Maria Siti : « Traffic planning and sustainable mobility in small and medium sized port cities of Greece »
• Escach Nicolas & Serry Arnaud « Baltic sea ports between globalization and reticular regionalization »
• Mohammed Aldagheiri : « Opportunities and Challenges of Ras Al-khair Port - Saudi Arabia »
• Atiya Habeeb Kidwai & Gloria Kuzur : « Seaports, Dry ports, Development Corridors : Implications for Regional Development in Globalizing India »

Port et dynamique territoriales – Yves Boquet

• Beziat-Debrie-Heitz : « Les conteneurs ne votent pas », hauts et bas des politiques de corridors de transport : une analyse comparative Axe Seine-Axe Saint Laurent »
• Bouder Abdelmadjid et Hamadène Lynda : « Le port de DjenDjen et son rôle dans le développement local et régional »
• Messan Lihoussou et Benjamin Steck : « L’importance du positionnement stratégique portuaire dans l’accessibilité de l’arrière-pays : cas du port de Cotonou »
• N’GUESSAN Atsé Alexis Bernard « Ports et aménagements urbains en Côte d’Ivoire, les exemples d’Abidjan et de San-Pedro »
• Dominique Dhervillez Directeur, Juliette Duszynski, Jean-François Mary, Lucile Audièvre et Mathilde Mus : « Le Seine Gateway® au cœur des flux de marchandises nord-ouest européens : dynamiques territoriales et défis contemporains »
• Andreï Feraru & Caroline Rozenholc : « Port et/ou ville portuaire ? »

14h -16h : Concluding Plenary session (english)

Chairman Thanos Pallis

16h30 -18h30 : Round Table (english)

NYK : Jerome de Ricqles
SDV : Dimitri Bouget
GPMH : Cyril Chédot
AIVP : Olivier Lemaire

19h30 : Gala Diner (Country Club)


Visit of The Port of Le Havre, and from the TPO container terminal in Port 2000 - Seine estuary - Lunch - Visit of Honfleur medieval town.

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Contacts and committees

For more information : devport.conference@univ-lehavre.fr (to write to us, click here here )

Scientific Committee:

The scientific committee of the conference is composed of the following members who are in charge of approving the conference programme in particular the products to be presented in the conference.

• Alfred Baird, Professor (Maritime Business) – Edinburgh Napier University (Scotland)
• Yves Boquet, Professor (Geography) - University of Bourgogne (France) - Secretary of the IGU.
• Jacques Guillaume, Professor (Geography) - University of Nantes (France)
• Theo Notteboom, Professor (Economy) – University of Antwerp (Belgium)
• Xavier Martinez de Osés, Professor (Geography) - University of Catalonia (Spain)
• Gilles Paché, Professor (Management Sciences) - University of Aix-Marseille (France)
• Thanos Pallis, Ass. Professor (Shipping, Trade and Transport) - University of the Aegean (Greece)
• Michel Savy, Professor (Economy) - University of Paris-Est (France)
• Brian Slack, Distinguished Professor Emeritus (Geography) – Concordia University (Canada)
• Benjamin Steck, Professor (Geography) - University of Le Havre (France)
• Pierre Thorez, Distinguished Professor Emeritus (Geography) - University of Le Havre (France)
• Johan Woxenius, Professor (Logistics and Transport) - University of Gothenburg (Sweden)

Organizing Committee:

• Juliette Dolique, Engineer, Projet DEVPORT, University of Le Havre, CIRTAI UMR CNRS 6266 IDEES
• César Ducruet, Research fellow for the CNRS, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités
• Olivier Joly, Associate Professor, University of Le Havre, CIRTAI UMR CNRS 6266 IDEES, SFLOG
• Laurent Lévêque, Associate Professor, University of Le Havre, CIRTAI UMR CNRS 6266 IDEES
• Hipolito Martell, Associate Professor, Compiègne University of Technology
• Christelle Merrien, Engineer, University of Le Havre CIRTAI UMR CNRS 6266 IDEES
• Arnaud Serry, Associate Professor, University of Orléans, CEDETE

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Practical informations


Hôtel Ibis
129ème Régiment d’infanterie76600 le Havre (conventionné avec l’université du Havre)
Tel : (+33)2 35 22 29 29 - Site web

Hôtel Kyriad Le Havre Centre
Quai Colbert 76600 le Havre (conventionné avec l’université du Havre)
Tel : (+33)2 35 26 49 49 - Site web

Hôtel Novotel Le Havre Bassin Vauban
Quai Colbert 20 cours Lafayette 76600 le Havre
Tel: (+33)2 35 19 23 23 - Site web

Hôtel Adagio Access Le Havre les Docks
66 rue de l’aviateur Guérin7 6600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 32 92 97 00 - Site Web

Résidence La Frégate
76 Rue Charles Laffitte 76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 35 26 49 49 - Site web

Hôtel Parisien
1 Cours de la République 76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 35 25 23 83

Hôtel Le Green
209 Boulevard de Strasbourg 76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 35 22 63 10 - Site web

Comfort Hotel Urban City Le Havre
13 Cours de la République 76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 35 25 00 03 - Site web

Inter Hôtel Terminus
23 Cours de la République 76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 35 25 42 48 - Site web

Hôtel Mercure Le Havre Centre Bassin du Commerce
Chaussée Georges Pompidou
Tel : 02 35 19 50 50 - Site web

Le Pasino
Place Jules Ferry 76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 35 26 00 00 - Site web

Le Louisiane
62 Rue du Chillou 76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 35 43 13 26

Best Western ARThotel
147 Rue Louis Brindeau 76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 35 22 69 44 - Site web

Oscar Hôtel
106 Rue Voltaire 76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 35 42 39 77 - Site web

Hôtel le Richelieu
132 Rue de Paris 76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 35 42 38 71 - Site web

Hôtel ibis Styles le Havre Centre Auguste Perret
121 Rue de Paris 76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 35 41 72 48 - Site web

Résidence hôtelière Le Gambetta
20 Rue Jean Macé 76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)6 13 74 01 24 - Site web

Hôtel Séjour Fleuri
71 Rue Emile Zola 76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 35 41 33 81 - Site web

Hôtel Restaurant Les Gens de Mer – Le Havre
44 Rue Voltaire 76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 35 41 35 32 - Site web

Hôtel Voltaire
14 Rue Voltaire 76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 35 19 35 35 - Site web

Hôtel Le Petit Vatel
86 Rue Louis Brindeau76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 35 41 72 07 - Site web

Hôtel Carmin
15 Rue Georges Braque76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 32 74 08 20 - Site web

Comfort Hotel d’Angleterre Le Havre
1 Rue Louis Philippe 76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 35 42 48 42 - Site web

Foyer Hôtel Sonacotra
39 Boulevard Amiral Mouchez 76600 le Havre
Tel : (+33)2 35 53 16 82

Itinerary from the station to the University of Le Havre

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DEVPORT conférence

Introduction: The international Devport conference will be held on the 12-13 June 2014 on Le Havre campus (F-76600, Le Havre, France)
Registration fee: 75.00 euros before May 1st - 100.00 euros after May 1st - free for students)

Fees include:

- Participation in all conference sessions during two days
- Coffee breaks during the conference
- Lunches during the conference
- (For speakers, Conference dinner, on Thursday 13th June)
Gala diner participation for non speakers: 20 euros

Will attend the following*
(please tick the boxes)

Thurdsay 12 june 2014

Friday 13 june 2014

A confirmation email about your registration will be sent.

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Field trip registration - 14 June 2014

Visit of The Port of Le Havre, and from the TPO container terminal in Port 2000 - Seine estuary - Lunch - Visit of Honfleur medieval town.
participation cost of 40 €

A confirmation email about your registration will be sent.

*=mandatory fields


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