H.E. (Hercules) Haralambides

Full Professor
Erasmus School of Economics
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Hercules Haralambides is Professor of Maritime Economics at the Erasmus School of Economics and Director of the Erasmus Center for Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL). He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the quarterly Maritime Economics and Logistics, published by Palgrave Macmillan. Prior to joining EUR, Hercules has been teaching at the University of Piraeus, Greece; Cardiff University, UK; and World Maritime University, Sweden. He is the founder of the Special Interest Group on Maritime Transport and Ports of the World Conference of Transport Research (WCTR), as well as one of the three founders (1990) of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME). He researches on shipping, port policy, and maritime logistics and his work has laid the ground for European maritime policies. In 2008, Hercules was decorated with the Golden Cross of the Order of the Phoenix by the President of the Hellenic Republic.

  • Golias, M.M., Saharidis, G.K.D., Ivey, S., Haralambides, H.E. & Ji, K. (2014). Advances in Truck Scheduling at a Cross Dock Facility. International Journal of Production Economics.
  • Haralambides, H.E., Gujar, G. & Jain, M. (2011). The Rotterdam Rules in an Indian Perspective: Challenges and Opportunities. Global Supply Chain Security Conference: Imperial College, London, UK.
  • Haralambides, H.E., Gujar, G. & Jain, M. (2011). Dry Port Efficiency and Container Security. International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME): Santiago, Chile.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2009, september 15). Economic Conditions for Establishing a Regional Hub Terminal for Liquid Bulks. Ulsan: Korea, Ulsan Port Authority and Youngsan University Seminar (keynote speaker).
  • Haralambides, H.E. & Gujar, G. (2012). On Balancing Supply Chain Efficiency and Environmental Impacts: an eco-DEA Model Applied to the Dry Ports Sector of India. Maritime Economics and Logistics, 14(1), 122-137.[go to publisher's site]
  • Haralambides, H.E., Veldman, S., van Drunen, E & Liu, M. (2011). Determinants of a regional port-centric logistics hub: the case of East Africa. Maritime Economics and Logistics, 13(1), 78-97.[go to publisher's site]
  • Golias, M.M. & Haralambides, H.E. (2011). Berth Scheduling with Variable Cost Functions. Maritime Economics and Logistics, 13(2), 174-189.
  • Haralambides, H.E. & Gujar, G. (2011). The Indian Dry Ports Sector: Pricing Policies and Opportunities for Public-Private Partnerships. Research in Transportation Economics, 33(1), 51-58.[go to publisher's site]
  • Haralambides, H.E., Hussain, M., Barros, C.P. & Peypoch, N. (2010). A New Approach in Benchmarking Seaport Efficiency and Technological Change. International Journal of Transport Economics, XXXVIII(1), 77-96.
  • Barros, C.P., Marques, R.C. & Haralambides, H.E. (2009). Editorial: Comparative Benchmarking Analysis of Seaports at International Level. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 1(3), 213-215.
  • Golias, M.M., Ivey, S., Haralambides, H.E. & Saharidis, G.K.D. (2009). Maximizing Throughput and Minimizing Tardiness and Earliness at a Cross Dock Facility: a Bi-objective Formulation. In 89th Transportation Research Board.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2008). Editorial: 10 Years of MEL Publishing. Maritime Economics and Logistics, 10(1/2), 1-3.
  • Acciaro, M. & Haralambides, H.E. (2007). Product bundling in global ocean transportation. In Challenges and trends in shipping: markets, investment and policies (pp. 1-23). Athens: International Association of Maritime Economists.
  • Aversa, R, Botter, R.C., Haralambides, H.E. & Yoshizaki, H.T.Y. (2005). A Mixed Integer Programming Model on the Location of a Hub Port in the East Coast of South America. Maritime Economics and Logistics, 7(1), 1-18.
  • Haralambides, H.E. & Londono-Kent, M.P. (2004). Supply Chain Bottlenecks: Border Crossing Inefficiencies between Mexico and the United States. International Journal of Transport Economics, 31(2), 183-195.
  • Tsolakis, S., Haralambides, H.E. & Cridland, C. (2003). Econometric Modelling of Secondhand Ship Prices. Maritime Economics and Logistics, 5(4), 347-377.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2002). Quality shipping: toward realizing the idea. KAIUN (Shipping), 896(5), 8-13.
  • Yang, J. & Haralambides, H.E. (2002). Government intervention and policy competition: EU experiences and attempts of China to resist flagging out. Journal of Wuhan University of Technology-Materials Science Edition, 26(1), 141-146.
  • Haralambides, H.E. & Yang, J. (2002). A fuzzy set theory approach to flagging out: towards a new Chinese shipping policy. Marine Policy, 27(1), 13-22.
  • Haralambides, H.E., Cariou, P. & Benacchio, M. (2002). Costs, benefits and pricing of dedicated container terminals. International Journal of Maritime Economics, 4(1), 21-34.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2002). Competition, excess capacity, and the pricing of port infrastructure. International Journal of Maritime Economics, 4, 323-347.
  • Veenstra, A.W. & Haralambides, H.E. (2001). Multivariate autoregressive models for forecasting seaborne trade flows. Transportation Research. Part E, The Logistics and Transportation Review, 37(4), 311-319.
  • Benacchio, M., Haralambides, H.E. & Musso, E. (2001). On the economic impact of ports: National vs. local costs and benefits. In Proceedings of the 9th World Conference on Transport Research. Seoul.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2001). Maritime logistics: the emerging global approach to the international transport of containers. In Fundacion Portuaria (Ed.), Puertos y Actividades Logisticas: Retos y Oportunidades. Santander (Spain): Universidad Internacional Menedez Pelayo.
  • Haralambides, H.E., Verbeke, A., Musso, E. & Benacchio, M. (2001). Port financing and pricing in the European Union, theory, politics and reality. International Journal of Maritime Economics, 3(4), 368-386.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2000). A second scenario in the future of the hub-and-spoke system in liner shipping. In Latin Ports and Shipping 2000 Conference. Miami: Lloyd's List.
  • Benacchio, M., Cariou, P. & Haralambides, H.E. (2000). Port land use and implications for rental policies. In Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists. Naples: International Association of Maritime Economists.
  • Haralambides, H.E. & Behrens, R. (2000). Port restructuring in a global economy: an Indian perspective. International Journal of Transport Economics, XXVII(1), 19-39.
  • Cariou, P. & Haralambides, H.E. (1999). Capacity Pools in Liner Shipping: An Allocation Model for the East-West Trades. In Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists. Halifax, Canada: International Association of Maritime Economists.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1999). On the Importance of national, sub-regional and regional cultures in the delivery of effective training programmes. In International Port Training Conference on Information and Communication Techniques. Goteborg: IPTC.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1998). Port pricing and cost recovery: a challenge for Europe. In Seaport Policy in the 21st Century Conference. Antwerp: University of Antwerp.
  • Haralambides, H.E. & Veenstra, A.W. (1998). Multivariate autoregressive models in commodity trades. In Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Transport Research. Antwerp.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1996). The economics of bulk shipping pools. Maritime Policy and Management, 23(3), 221-237.
  • Haralambides, H.E. & Veenstra, A.W. (1996). Negotiation and stability of bulk shipping alliances. In T.D. Heaver (Ed.), International Conference on Shipping, Ports and Logistics Services. Vancouver: International Association of Maritime Economists.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1996). The economic impact of shipping on the national economy. In T.D. Heaver (Ed.), International Conference on Shipping, Ports and Logistics Services. Vancouver: International Association of Maritime Economists.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1996). Current challenges in European shipping policy. Bimco Bulletin, 91(1), 6-11.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1996). The economics of bulk shipping pools. In D. Hensher & J. King (Eds.), 7th World Conference on Transport Research. Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1995). Port structural adjustment and labour reform. In Proceedings of the 7th World Conference on Transport Research. Sydney.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1995). Port restructuring and labour reform: the ILO experience from Asia and the Pacific. In W.C.H. van Zutphen (Ed.), Proceedings of the 25th International Port Training Conference (pp. 127-148). Rotterdam: International Port Training Conference.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1995). Socio-economic considerations on the issue of port privatisation. In G.E. Moukhtar & A.H. Bassiouny (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Port Conference on Free Ports & Free Zones (pp. 1-17). Alexandria, Egypt: Port Training Institute (PTA).
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1994). A New Future for European Shipping? Tijdschrift voor Vervoerswetenschap, 1994/4.
  • Haralambides, H.E., Westeneng, M. & Zou, S. (1994). GATT and its effect on shipping and ports. In KMI/IAME Conference on International Trade Relations and World Shipping. Seoul / S. Korea.
  • Haralambides, H.E. & Wild, A.F. de (1994). On the effectiveness of Port State Control in Europe. In 10th Port Logistics Conference. Alexandria: Port Logistics Conference.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1993). Freight futures trading and shipowners' expectations. In Proceedings of the 6th World Conference on Transport Research. Elsevier.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1993). Measurment of financial risk in the appraisal of shipping projects. In Proceedings of the 6th World Conference on Transport Research. Elsevier.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1991). Monte Carlo Simulation in Risk Analysis. Financial Management - FM, 20(2).
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1991). Some recent developments in the measurement of risk in ship finance projects. In International Workshop on Maritime Economics. London: City University Business School.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1991). An Econometric Analysis of the Sea-Going Labour Market. Transportation Research. Part E, The Logistics and Transportation Review, 27(1).
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1990). Shipping Transactions in the Balance of Payments Statistics: A Tabular Approach. Marine policy, 1(2).
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1987). Review of the literature and current research in shipping economics and management. Greek and International Shipping Review, 1(2).
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1987). Application and control of quantitative methods in economic history. In Economics Seminars: National Bank of Greece. Athens: National Bank of Greece.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1986). Investment in Shipping and The Balance of Payments Short-Run Equilibrium Freight Rate. International Journal of Transport Economics, XIII(3).
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1986). Estimation of Laid-Up Tonnage in Competitive Shipping Markets. Transportation Research. Part E, The Logistics and Transportation Review, 22(2).
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1983). Measurement of Financial Risk in the Appraisal of Shipping Projects. In 6th World Conference on Transport Research. Lyon: Elsevier.
  • Haralambides, H.E. & Metaxas, B.N. (1981). An Econometric Model for the Allocation of Pollution Costs by Flag of Registration. In 4th National Conference of Operations Research. Piraeus.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (Ed.). (1998). Quality shipping - market mechanisms for safer shipping and cleaner oceans. Rotterdam: Erasmus Publishing.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1996). Social and labour problems caused by structural adjustments in the port industry (Sectoral Activities Programme, TMPI/96). Geneva: International Labour Organisation.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1995). Social and labour effects of structural adjustment in the port industry of selected Asian and Pacific countries. Thailand: International Labour Office.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1995). Social and labour consequences caused by structural adjustment programmes in the port industry in the Asian and Pacific Region (RAS, 93/033). Geneva: International Labour Organisation.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1995). Social and labour effects of structural adjustment programmes in the world port industry. Geneva: International Labour Organisation.
  • Haralambides, H.E., Veenstra, A.W. & Verduijn, T.M. (1994). Manual of Maritime Statistics. Rotterdam: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1994). Structure and operations of bulk shipping pools. Monograph, commissioned by the Foundation Willem van der Vorm Maritime Economics. Rotterdam: Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1986). Shipping and Economic Development. Athens: Centre for Planning and Economic Research.
  • Demirel, B., Cullinane, K. & Haralambides, H.E. (2011). The Impact of Private Sector Participation on Container Terminal Efficiency in Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean. In W. Talley (Ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Maritime Economics. Blackwell.
  • Barros, C.P., Haralambides, H.E., Hussain, M. & Peypoch, N. (2011). Seaport efficiency and productivity growth. In K. Cullinane (Ed.), International Handbook of Maritime Economics (pp. 363-382). London: Edward Elgar.
  • Haralambides, H.E. & Acciaro, M. (2010). Bundling transport and logistics services in global supply chains. In K. Cullinane (Ed.), International Handbook of Maritime Business (pp. 123-149). Cheltenham: UK: Edward Elgar.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2007). Structure and operations in the liner shipping industry. In K.J. Button & D.A. Hensher (Eds.), Handbook of transport modelling (pp. 761-775). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2006). Fuzzy flags and fuzzy choices. In Essays in honour of professor Antonios C. Panayotopoulos (pp. 459-480). Piraeus: University of Piraeus.
  • Haralambides, H.E. & Yang, J. (2005). A Fuzzy Set Theory Approach to Flagging Out: Towards a New Chinese Shipping Policy. In T-W. Lee & K. Cullinane (Eds.), World Shipping and Port Development (pp. 76-93). Basingstoke (UK): Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Haralambides, H.E., Tsolakis, S. & Cridland, C. (2005). Econometric Modelling of Newbuilding and Secondhand Ship Prices. In K. Cullinane (Ed.), Shipping Economics (pp. 65-105). Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Haralambides, H.E., Verbeke, A., Musso, E. & Benacchio, M. (2005). Port Financing and Pricing in the EU: Theory , Politics and Reality. In T-W. Lee & K. Cullinane (Eds.), World Shipping and Port Development (pp. 199-216). Basingstoke (UK): Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Haralambides, H.E. & Veenstra, A.W. (2002). Port pricing. In C.Th. Grammenos (Ed.), The Handbook of Maritime Economics and Business (pp. 782-802). London: Lloyds of London Press.
  • Haralambides, H.E. & Veenstra, A.W. (2000). Modeling performance in liner shipping. In D.A. Hensher & K.J. Button (Eds.), Handbook of transport modelling (Volume 1) (pp. 643-656). New York: Pergamon Elsevier Science.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1998). Introduction: a synthesis. In H.E. Haralambides (Ed.), Quality Shipping - Market Mechanisms for Safer Shipping and Cleaner Oceans (pp. 17-38). Rotterdam: Erasmus Publishing.
  • Haralambides, H.E., Ma, S. & Veenstra, A.W. (1997). World-wide experiences of port reform. In H. Meersman & E. van de Voorde (Eds.), Transforming the Port and Transportation Business (pp. 107-144). Leuven: Acco Publishing.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1997). The shipping policy of the European Union. In A.M. Goulielmos (Ed.), Essays in honour of late professor Basil N. Metaxas (pp. 433-460). Athens: Eptalofos Publishing.
  • Haralambides, H.E. & Veenstra, A.W. (1997). Current trends in containership size development. In De Sterkten en Zwakten van de Vlaamse Havens en van het Vlaamse Havenbeleid. Belgium: Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Sociaal Economische Raad van Vlanderen.
  • Haralambides, H.E. & Veenstra, A.W. (1996). Ports as trade facilitators in the export-led growth strategies of developing countries. In M. Valleri (Ed.), L' Industria Portuale: per uno Sviluppo Sostenibile dei Porti (pp. 1-39). Bari, Italy: Cacucci Editore.
  • Haralambides, H.E. & Veenstra, A.W. (1995). Ports as trade facilitators in the export-led growth strategies of developing countries. In L. di Comite (Ed.), Proceedings of the Conference 'Cooperazione, Crescita Demografica e Sviluppo Economico nel Bacino Mediterraneo' (pp. 1-21). Bari: University of Bari, Italy.
  • Haralambides, H.E., Ma, S. & Veenstra, A.W. (1995). World-wide experiences of port reform. In Hot topics in the transportation and port sector. Antwerp: Acco Publishing.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1993). Sensitivity analysis of risk in shipping finance. In K. Gwilliam (Ed.), Current Issues in Maritime Economics. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1992). Analysis of the sea-going labour market of Greece. In Collected Papers in Honour of Professor A. Kanellopoulos, ex-Prime Minister of the Government of Greece. Piraeus: University of Piraeus.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2012, Oktober 08). Ports: The Crucial Links in Global Supply Chains. 7 (Epta) Magazine (Greek)
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2012, Oktober 23). Thoughts and Concerns about the Evolution of Greek Ports. KERDOS
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2012). Financial Capabilities of Port Authorities. Annual Conference: Sopot, Poland.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2009). A new agenda for excellence in maritime transport. European Commission: Rome.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2008, Juli 15). Gloomy predictions are just a realistic forecast. Lloyd's List
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2008). The 2008 economic slowdown and its impact on international shipping. TOC Europe 2008: Amsterdam (2008, juni 17).
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2008, November 04). Latest attacks on liner alliances is no surprise. Lloyd's List
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2006, februari 15). Regulatory reform in liner shipping. Tokyo, Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
  • Haralambides, H.E. & et al, - (2006). Public financing and charging of seaports in the EU. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Haralambides, H.E. & et al, - (2004). Irish short sea shipping inter-European trade corridors. Dublin: Irish Maritime Development Office.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2004). Containerized transport through Rotterdam: Challenges and future strategies. Havencongress Rotterdam: Rotterdam.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (2003). Dedicated Carrier Terminals vs. Multi User Facilities. 27th Shipping, Ports and Terminals Event in Europe: Fiera Internazionale di Genova: Genova (2003, juni 10).
  • Haralambides, H.E., Bottema, J.T. & Ilmer, C.M. (2003). Equipment capacity and optimisation. Managing marine terminal capacity and productivity conference: London (2003, september 24).
  • Haralambides, H.E., Veenstra, A.W., Fusillo, M., Sjostrom, W. & Hautau, U. (2003). Contract of services for the assistance in processing public submissions to be received in reponse to the consultation paper on the review of Council regulation 4056/86. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Haralambides, H.E., Bottema, J.T. & Ilmer, C.M. (2003). Container yard performance and optimisation. Managing marine terminal capacity and productivity: London (2003, september 24).
  • Haralambides, H.E., Bottema, U., Ilmer, C.M., Hautau, U., Veenstra, A.W. & Tsolakis, S. (2003). On forecasting commodity trade flows and drivers of container shipping and ship sizes. Panama Canal Authority: Balboa: Panama (2003, oktober 08).
  • Haralambides, H.E., Bottema, J.T. & Ilmer, C.M. (2003). Berth performance and optimisation. Managing marine terminal capacity and productivity Conference: London (2003, september 24).
  • Haralambides, H.E. & et al, - (2003). Consultation Paper on the Review of Council Regulation 4056/86 (Liner Conferences). Brussels: European Commission (contract COMP/2002/16/SI2.346635).
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1999). The Prescott package of measures for British shipping: much ado about nothing? Efoplistis, 71(March), 1-5.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1999). The state of play in international shipping, ports and multimodal transport at the dawn of the 21st century. The Economist Conferences: Athens Intercontinental Hotel (1999, november 18).
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1998). Campaign against substandard shipping. UK Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions: London.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1998). Trends and priorities of European seaport policy. Efoplistis, 71(March), 78-79.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1998). Future trends in international transport and their impact on the Mediterranean region. Shipping International Monthly Review, 177(332).
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1998, Oktober 11). This is how the game of European shipping is played. Naftemporiki
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1998). Analysis of the cost structure of the trans-european network (TEN) ports. European Commission: Brussels.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1998). Charging and financing of port infrastructure (Rapporteur). European Commission: Barcelona.
  • Haralambides, H.E., Veenstra, A.W., Klink, H.A. van, Verbeke, A. & Winkelmans, W. (1997). Empirical estimation of the end destination of goods imported through the major European Gateways. Brussels: European Commission (contract XIX/B1/9603).
  • Haralambides, H.E. & Klink, H.A. van (1997). Dynamiek in de organisatie van zeehavens: enkele achtergronden bij samenwerking tussen havens en verzelfstandiging van het havenbeheer. Antwerp: Technum ESEG.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1997). Ports and Regional Development in Europe: A Historical Perspective. Brussels: European Commisssion.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1995). Some Reflections on Europe's Maritime Policy. (Report submitted to the European Commission in the context of the deliberations of Commissioner Kinnock's Core Group On Maritime Transport). Brussels: European Commission.
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1987, Mei 15). Th role of shipping income in the development of Gross National Product of Greece. Naftemporiki
  • Haralambides, H.E. (1987, Juni 15). The determinants of shipowners' remittances. Naftemporiki

Editorial positions

  • Maritime Policy and Management

    Editorial Board

  • Maritime Economics and Logistics

    Editor in Chief

  • International Journal of Transport Economics

    Editorial Board

Organization Membership

Side positions

  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

    Group of Experts on Hinterland Conditions of Seaports

  • World Conference on Transport Research

    Chairman: Special Interest Group on Maritime Transport and Ports


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Work in progress

Golias, M.M., Saharidis, G.K.D., Ivey, S., Haralambides, H.E. & Ji, K. (2014). Advances in Truck Scheduling at a Cross Dock Facility. International Journal of Production Economics.
Haralambides, H.E., Gujar, G. & Jain, M. (2011). The Rotterdam Rules in an Indian Perspective: Challenges and Opportunities. Global Supply Chain Security Conference: Imperial College, London, UK.

Latest publication

Golias, M.M., Saharidis, G.K.D., Ivey, S., Haralambides, H.E. & Ji, K. (2014). Advances in Truck Scheduling at a Cross Dock Facility. International Journal of Production Economics.