Port Competition and Hinterland Connections

This publication discusses the policy and regulatory challenges posed by the rapidly changing port environment. This sector has tremendously changed in recent decades with technological and organizational innovation and a powerful expansion of trade. Although ports serve hinterlands that now run deep into continents, competition among ports is increasingly intense and their bargaining power in the supply chain has consequently weakened. Greater port throughput is meeting with increasing resistance from local communities because of pollution and congestion. In addition, local regulation is warranted but made difficult by the distribution of bargaining power among stakeholders. Higher-level authorities could develop more effective policies.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: 168p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01140510
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789282102244
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Round Table 143
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2009 1:52PM