During a recent meeting of the UNCTAD Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Ports, port commercialisation, corporatisation and privatisation were subjects that not only evoked exceptional interest and enthusiasm, but also provoked concern among delegates. 2 Such discussions would have been unimaginable 20 years ago, when most governments were considering their port sector as one requiring massive public investment for port development; of strategic interest to the nation; or a service sector crucial to the common interest.

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Haralambides, H. (2017). Port management and institutional reform: Thirty years of theory and practice. In Ports and Networks: Strategies, Operations and Perspectives (pp. 67–89). doi:10.4324/9781315601540