Privatisation trends at the world’s top-100 container ports.

Baird, Alfred (2002) Privatisation trends at the world’s top-100 container ports. Maritime Policy & Management, 29 (3). pp. 267-280. ISSN 0308 8839

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During recent years the role of the private sector in seaports has been greatly expanded. Yet in practice the extent of privatisation in ports can vary significantly, in part due to the different methods employed to bring about private sector participation. This paper identifies and analyses, through a survey of ports, recent trends in regard to privatisation at the world’s top-100 container ports. The survey has benefited from, and seeks to extend, an earlier survey undertaken by the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH). Findings suggest that, although the influence of private sector actors in ports is growing, the role of public sector agencies also remains significant.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0308 8839
ISBN: 978-1-4039-4753-6
Additional Information: The article was later published in: Cullinane, Kevin & Lee, Tae-Woo (Eds.) World shipping and port development. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. ISBN13 9781403947536. Pp. 383-401.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ports; Container ports; Privatisation; Shipping industry; Economics;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 387 Water, air & space transportation
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 332 Financial economics
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Item ID: 1886
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2008 15:24
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 10:44

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