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.
|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
|Depositing User:||RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2008 15:24|
|Last Modified:||25 Jul 2011 16:33|
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