Title: Privatisation of seaport infrastructures: a framework for understanding the transfer of property rights

Authors: Nathan Bowden, Martin De Jong

Addresses: Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, P.O. Box 5015, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands. ' Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, P.O. Box 5015, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands

Abstract: In the wake of economic globalisation trends, for many seaports, privatisation is under serious consideration. Transfer of property rights from the public to the private sector has a number of consequences right from the way in which key functions in ports are performed. This paper, after presenting the state-of-the-art theory on port management and port privatisation, claims that current classifications are too general.

Keywords: seaports; port privatisation; critical infrastructures; property rights; port classifications; port ownership; next generation infrastructures; port management; ports.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCIS.2006.009444

International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 2006 Vol.2 No.2/3, pp.294 - 317

Available online: 31 Mar 2006 *

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