A COMPARISON OF THE COSTS OF CONTINENTAL AND UNITED KINGDOM PORTS

At the end of 1968, the National Ports Council appointed the consulting firm of Touche Ross & Co. with a brief to determine whether major port authorities in four near Continental countries had special cost advantages which might enable the level of comparable port charges to be lower in the Continental ports than at United Kingdom ports. The consultants report, which was published in January, 1970, demonstrates conclusively that such advantages do exist in the form of substantial financial assistance from central or local government. In their report, Touche Ross & Co. have analysed the costs of four major Continental port authorities (Rotterdam, Antwerp, Dunkirk and Hamburg) to see whether these differ substantially from U.K. port costs. The consultants have concentrated their attention on those port costs which are subject to influence by the port authority and have thus not devoted great attention to the physical conditions such as tidal ranges which affect port costs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Ports Council

    17 North Audley Street
    London W1Y 1WE,   England 

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02140
  • Publication Date: 1970-5

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  • Accession Number: 00007593
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1974 12:00AM