CONTEXTUALISATION OF THE PORT OPERATIN G SYSTEMS: MAIN EUROPEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN TRENDS
Articles, 2009, vol. 36, issue 3
Maritime transport faces a new stage of liberalisation and deregulation, aimed at establishing a network of delivery and storage of both products and services. Shipping lines and port operators are increasingly focused on business and geographically centralised. This greater concentration coincides with a new redefinition of port competences. These new functions and the higher involvement in logistics and integration with other means of transport contributes to modify territorial economies, as well as to establish new trends as regards governance and public/private share in ports. European Union is a clear mosaic of both models of diversification and different possible performances, despite there being a strategy of port policy and integration, which makes port coordination easier. While the South American continent shows an obvious lack of harmonization, as well as dissimilar trends regarding both port ownership and management, and integration in transport networks.
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