Governance structure of port authorities in The Netherlands

P.W. Langen, de, L.M. Lugt, van der

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This chapter describes the governance structures of the port authorities of the major Dutch seaports. This description is based on a framework to assess the fit between the environment, governance model, strategy and capabilities of the port authority. Changes in the port environment have triggered changes in the governance model and strategy of seaports. For the three major Dutch seaports, regional cooperation with ports in the vicinity and efforts to professionalize the port authority are important issues. Furthermore, all three ports develop new activities to play a more active role in enhancing the competitiveness of the port.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevolution, port governance and performance
EditorsM. Brooks, K. Cullinane
ISBN (Print)978-0762311972
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameResearch in transportation economics


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