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The Institutional Position of Seaports : An International Comparison - H. Stevens

The Institutional Position of Seaports

An International Comparison

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1999
ISBN: 9780792359791
Number Of Pages: 354

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The phenomenon of international seaport administration is the subject of this book. As a Ph.D.-student at the Delft University of Technology (period 1993 - 1997) I had the opportunity to develop and exercise my hobby on a full time base. The result was a Ph.D.-dissertation which was defended in December 1997. Unfortunately, these research results were published in Dutch while the majority of the interviewees and employees in the world of international seaport administration are English speaking people. Both for the reason of high international relevance of the results I felt the necessity to get this Ph.D.-research translated and published in English. With the excellent help of my promotor Prof.dr. W.G.M. Salet I found Prof.dr. H. van der Wusten prepared to cover this study on international seaport administration in the Kluwer GeoJournal Library series. I thank Mr. Van der Wusten for giving me this opportunity. But also due to the outstanding help of my current employer 'Zeeland Seaports Authority' the funding for the translation became very quickly possible. I thank the Managing Director of Zeeland Seaports Authority, Mr. J.M.H.G. Philippen, and the Commercial Director, Capt. J. Verkiel, for their interest and wonderful help in getting this study translated. And of course my sincere thanks go to Katy Owen who actually made this dream come true.

Prefacep. XIII
Introduction to the Studyp. 1
Impetus for the Studyp. 1
International Ports as Empirical Field of Studyp. 4
Problem Definition and Normative Frameworkp. 5
Delineating the Subject of Studyp. 6
Methodology Usedp. 7
Guidelinep. 9
The Regulation of Responsibilitiesp. 11
Introductionp. 11
Regulation Versus Management of Relationshipsp. 12
Economic Regulation and Various Government Rolesp. 18
Intermezzo: Clear Relations as Normative Point of Departurep. 21
Control Relations at Organisation Levelp. 28
Control of Activitiesp. 34
The Regulation of Control Relations and Control Mechanismsp. 36
Summaryp. 41
The Nature of Seaportsp. 43
Introductionp. 43
Trade: a Port's Rationalep. 43
Physical Issues: Nautical Management and Port Planningp. 48
Port Services: Specific Port Activitiesp. 51
An International Port Classificationp. 51
Summaryp. 55
The Port of Rotterdamp. 57
Introductionp. 57
Development and Change of Function for the Port of Rotterdamp. 59
Rotterdam Municipal Port Management (RMPM)p. 60
Nautical Management in Rotterdamp. 67
Port Planning in Rotterdamp. 84
Industry and Port Services in Rotterdamp. 105
Final Analysis: Port Management in Rotterdamp. 118
Summaryp. 125
The Ports of Antwerp and Hamburgp. 127
Introductionp. 127
Port Management in Antwerpp. 127
Port Management in Hamburgp. 141
'European Seaport Policy'p. 148
Summaryp. 152
Ports in the United Statesp. 153
Introductionp. 153
Economic Regulation and Significance of Portsp. 154
The Position of the Port Authorityp. 156
Nautical Managementp. 170
Port Planningp. 172
Port Servicesp. 179
Port Management in the United States: Analysis and Questionsp. 182
Summaryp. 187
Canada: The Port of Vancouverp. 189
Introductionp. 189
Economy and Functions of the Portsp. 189
Port Management in Canadap. 192
Nautical Managementp. 198
Port Planningp. 199
Port Servicesp. 202
Port Management in Canada: Analysis and Questionsp. 204
Summaryp. 205
Japan: The Port of Kobep. 207
Introductionp. 207
Economic Regulation and Function of Japanese Portsp. 208
Port Organisation and the Role of the Port Authorityp. 214
Nautical Management in Japanp. 218
Port Planningp. 218
Port Servicesp. 224
Port Management in Japan: Analysis and Questionsp. 225
Summaryp. 227
The Port of Hong Kongp. 229
Introductionp. 229
Hong Kong: a Part of Chinap. 230
Nautical Management in Hong Kongp. 239
Port Planningp. 244
Port Servicesp. 250
Port Management in Hong Kong: Analysis and Questionsp. 251
Summaryp. 253
The Port of Singaporep. 255
Introductionp. 255
The Economy and Significance of the Portp. 255
The Position of the Singapore Port Authorityp. 260
Port Planningp. 269
Port Servicesp. 272
Port Management in Singapore: Analysis and Questionsp. 273
Summaryp. 275
South Africa: The Port of Durbanp. 277
Introductionp. 277
Economy and Singificance of Portsp. 277
The Organisation of Port Administration: Transnet and Portnetp. 282
Nautical Managementp. 289
Port Planningp. 291
Port Servicesp. 293
Port Management in South Africa: Analysis and Questionsp. 295
Summaryp. 297
The Learning Capacity of Seaportsp. 299
Introductionp. 299
International Comparisonp. 299
The Position of the Port Authorityp. 305
The Significance of State-Market Relationsp. 312
Summaryp. 331
Glossaryp. 335
Summaryp. 337
Bibliographyp. 343
Indexp. 351
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ISBN: 9780792359791
ISBN-10: 0792359798
Series: Geojournal Library
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 30th September 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.7

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