(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2011-05)
van Krimpen, Christiaan
This report sets out various options for
regulatory reform of the Indian port sector. The terms of
reference from The World Bank require the Author making
recommendations to the Ministry of Finance (Department of
Economic Affairs) with respect to alternative institutional
and legal options for regulation of the port sector in India
as well as analysing key considerations in the regulation of
this sector and the way they are being addressed in the
Indian Ports (Consolidated) Act, 2010, which has been
drafted recently. This report is solution-oriented and
focuses on day-to-day problems of Indian port management.
The problems of the Indian ports (including those of tariff
regulation by TAMP) are well known, thoroughly analysed,
described in detail and widely discussed in the port sector.
A final solution for the restructuring of the sector has not
yet been found. This report is written with a view to
outlining various alternatives which may help the competent
authorities to make final decisions on a new/revised port
sector regulatory framework.