Thomas Vitsounis

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Vitsounis Thomas


Korai 2A, Chios 82100


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Port Policy and Management 






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Thomas Vitsounis is an independent consultant and his fields of expertise include ports management, economics and policy, port performance measurement, port users satisfaction and perceived value and port stakeholders' relationships and interactions.

Thomas was a PENED Research Fellow at the Department Shipping, Trade and Transport (STT), School of Business, University of the Aegean, where he completed a PhD (2011) on the theme of "Balanced Port Performance Analysis: Port Users and Service providers Interactions, Generation of Relationships, and Measurement of Perceived Value". He has also been a Research Fellow (Jean Monnet in European Port Policy) at the same Department (2010-2011). Thomas contributes as a Teaching Assistant to the undergraduate and postgraduate programs of STT- University of the Aegean, teaching in the courses: Maritime Economics, International Maritime Policy, Port Planning & Policy, Port Management and European Port Policy.

From August 2011 until April 2012, Thomas acted as an advisor of the General Secretary for Ports and Ports Policy, Ministry of Competitiveness, Development and Shipping, Greece. Thomas had a key role in the "Port Performance Indicators: Selection and Measurement – PPRISM" project, undertaken by the European Seaports Organization (ESPO) and researchers from several European Universities (2010-2011). He acted as coordinator of the academic partners and the industry. Since 2012, Thomas is a regular contributor to the EC (DG Mare) and a research fellow of NICTA, Infrastructure Transport and Logistics, Australia, Sydney.

Thomas is the (co-)author of scientific papers published in academic journals and books and presented in various international scientific conferences. He also acts as a reviewer for the academic journals "Maritime Policy and Management" and "Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice" and for the international conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME). Thomas is a member of the International Steering Committee of the forthcoming IAME 2013 conference. He has participated in research projects examining the structures of coastal and maritime markets, the development of national and European policies, the evaluation of European policies and the competitiveness of Greek seafarers – contributing as a research assistant in the books: "Transport: Life arteries for the islands" (in Greek), and "Greek shipping, employment and competitiveness" (in Greek).

He is a founding member and technical administrator of & two web-based initiatives advancing knowledge exchange on port economics, management & policies. Thomas holds a BSc (Shipping Trade and Transport, Aegean, Gr 2004), an MSc (Shipping Transport & Transport, Aegean, Gr, 2005) and a PhD (Shipping Trade and Transport, School of Business, University of the Aegean, Greece, 2011).




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