The funding options available to South African container ports given their respective institutional position and port capacity needs are at the centre of the port study developed by PortEconomics co-director Τheo Notteboom and PortEconomics associate member Darren Fraser latest port study. The study under the title: The port development in Sub-Saharan Africa: competitive forces, port reform and investment challenge, is included as a chapter in the book Dynamic Shipping and Port Development in the Globalized Economy, Volume 2: Emerging trends in ports, edited by Paul Tae-Woo Lee and Kevin Cullinane.
Theo and Darren are also commenting on the merits of each funding option. Port investment in the South African container sector is observed, with a focus on the sources of funding available to each given existing institutional constraints.
The analysis verifies if each port’s funding strategy selected, is suitable and sustainable for the investment and capacity goals put forward. Ultimately this study tests the relation between port institutional frameworks and sources of port funding in a developing country context.
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