Authorities of leading ports face two interrelated strategic challenges. The first is to contribute to the international competitive position of the port. This competitive position is usually indicated by a port’s market share with respect to its captive region in terms of volumes of containers and/or bulk goods handled. The second challenge, which is the focus of this chapter, is to contribute to the international competitive position of the region or country where the port is situated. This is particularly important for port authorities that are public organisations or, when corporatised, whose shares are (partly) held by a local, regional and/or national government. These port authorities are expected to improve the possibilities of organisations situated within and outside the port area to benefit, from an internationally competitive stance, from the port.

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van den Bosch, F.A.J, Hollen, R.M.A, & Volberda, H.W. (2017). How ports create strategic value for their country. In Ports and Networks: Strategies, Operations and Perspectives (pp. 38–53). doi:10.4324/9781315601540