“Port developers may need to think twice before assuming that throughput will continue to grow per se. This is especially relevant for governments that may be eager to embark on port expansion as a tool for economic development. Take the example of Jasper county administration officials who want to speed up the development of a container terminal in their county, near Savannah. Are they trapped in a port expansion mindset that steamrolls any reasonable doubt? I don’t know the answer, but I do know the question is relevant and one that all ports intent on expansion should consider“.
PortEconomics co-director Peter de Langen contributed to the September issue of the magazine Port Strategy, with his Analyst’s viewpoint column, taking the interesting reading of UK port figures to discuss “The risky port expansion mindset”
Read the viewpoint @ PortStrategy “The risky port expansion mindset“