This chapter deals with the labour market of port-cities. Labour markets of port-cities share some common characteristics making them different from other cities and regions. First, ports require specific activities like transshipment. Second, ports attract other economic activities like the chemical industry for which location near or inside the harbour area is advantageous. In turn, the location of the latter industries may enhance other economic activities such as services industries. Hence, ports may have first-order and second-order effects on employment in their neighbouring city and the latter’s surrounding region. Also macroeconomic effects of ports on production and employment can be envisaged.

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de Koning, J, Zandvliet, K, & Gelderblom, A. (2017). The labour market of port-cities. In Ports and Networks: Strategies, Operations and Perspectives (pp. 348–363). doi:10.4324/9781315601540