Getting Port Governance Right

Peter de Langen, Periklis Saragiotis

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the relevance of ports for economic development and next identifies port governance as a critical determinant of a well-functioning port industry. While in the past decades privately owned terminal operating companies have emerged and contributed to more efficient supply chains, in most ports a government-owned port authority continues to play a key role. However, there is a widespread understanding that the governance structure and capabilities of the port authority often are not adequate. This chapter discusses the emergence of a governance model in which the port authority operates as a landlord port development company, within an appropriate regulatory framework. The characteristics and economic rationale of this emerging governance model are discussed in detail, and key issues in the transition towards this model are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of International Trade and Transportation
EditorsBruce A. Blonigen, Wesley W. Wilson
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Publication date2018
Pages500–517
Chapter17
ISBN (Print)9781785366147
ISBN (Electronic)9781785366154
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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de Langen, P., & Saragiotis, P. (2018). Getting Port Governance Right. In B. A. Blonigen, & W. W. Wilson (Eds.), Handbook of International Trade and Transportation (pp. 500–517). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785366154.00026
de Langen, Peter ; Saragiotis, Periklis. / Getting Port Governance Right. Handbook of International Trade and Transportation. editor / Bruce A. Blonigen ; Wesley W. Wilson. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018. pp. 500–517
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de Langen, P & Saragiotis, P 2018, Getting Port Governance Right. in BA Blonigen & WW Wilson (eds), Handbook of International Trade and Transportation. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 500–517. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785366154.00026

Getting Port Governance Right. / de Langen, Peter; Saragiotis, Periklis.

Handbook of International Trade and Transportation. ed. / Bruce A. Blonigen; Wesley W. Wilson. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018. p. 500–517.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

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de Langen P, Saragiotis P. Getting Port Governance Right. In Blonigen BA, Wilson WW, editors, Handbook of International Trade and Transportation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. 2018. p. 500–517 https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785366154.00026