Publication: Private Participation in Port Facilities : Recent Trends
The private sector has become increasingly involved in the operation of common-user port facilities during the 1990s, following public sector dominance of the sector since the 1940s. During the past decade the reform of port administration has gained momentum in industrial and developing countries alike. Between 1990 and 1998, 112 port projects with private participation reached financial closure in twenty-eight developing countries, with investment commitments totaling more than US$9 billion. Most projects are in East Asia and Latin America, and most are long-term concessions. This Note provides an overview of the emerging trends in developing countries and outlines the main issues for the future. These issues include sustaining competition at a regional level, across networks, and with other transport sectors, such as road and rail.
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“Sommer, Dirk. 1999. Private Participation in Port Facilities : Recent Trends. Viewpoint. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/11462 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”