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The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities: Synthesis Report
This report provides a synthesis of main findings from the OECD Port-Cities Programme, created in 2010 in order to assess the impact of ports on their cities and provide policy recommendations toExpand
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Intergovernmental Transfers and Decentralised Public Spending
Intergovernmental grants are used in many countries to finance sub-national spending and to implement national policies. However, the governance of grants is complex, and practices vary widely acrossExpand
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Fiscal Equalisation in OECD Countries
Fiscal equalisation is a transfer of fiscal resources across jurisdictions with the aim of offsetting differences in revenue raising capacity or public service cost. Its principal objective is toExpand
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Shipping Emissions in Ports
Shipping could – in one way - be considered a relatively clean transport mode. This is particularly the case if one takes the angle of emissions per tonne-kilometre. Typical ranges of CO2Expand
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The impact of port throughput on local employment: Evidence from a panel of European regions
In this paper we study the impact of port activities on local employment by analyzing a sample of about 560 regions located in ten West European countries and observed over the period 2000–2006. TheExpand
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Time Efficiency at World Container Ports
The ability of ports to ensure efficient cargo transfers is one central dimension of their overall function as transport nodes. Before containerization, such as in the late nineteenth century, largeExpand
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The Impact of Mega-Ships
Container ships have grown incessantly over recent decades due to a continuous search for economies of scale by shipping lines. In the past this has contributed to decreasing maritime transport costsExpand
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Efficiency of World Ports in Container and Bulk Cargo (oil, coal, ores and grain)
Port efficiency is an important indicator of port performance; more efficient ports lower transportation costs and facilitate imports and exports of a country. Despite the importance of the subject,Expand
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The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities: The Case of Rotterdam/Amsterdam, the Netherlands
This working paper offers an evaluation of the performance of the ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam, an analysis of the impact of these ports on their territory and an assessment of policies andExpand
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Financing Green Urban Infrastructure
This paper presents an overview of practices and challenges related to financing green sustainable cities. Cities are essential actors in stimulating green infrastructure; and urban finance is one ofExpand
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