Keywords: seaports, port privatisation, critical infrastructures, property rights, port classifications, port ownership, next generation infrastructures, port management, ports
Privatisation of seaport infrastructures: a framework for understanding the transfer of property rights
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.