Strategies for Global and Regional Ports

The Case of Caribbean Container and Cruise Ports

  • Gustaaf De Monie
  • Frank Hendrickx
  • Karel Joos
  • Lars Couvreur
  • Chris Peeters

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N3-viii
  2. Container Shipping

    1. Gustaaf De Monie, Frank Hendrickx, Karel Joos, Lars Couvreur, Chris Peeters
      Pages 1-22
    2. Gustaaf De Monie, Frank Hendrickx, Karel Joos, Lars Couvreur, Chris Peeters
      Pages 23-47
    3. Gustaaf De Monie, Frank Hendrickx, Karel Joos, Lars Couvreur, Chris Peeters
      Pages 49-134
    4. Gustaaf De Monie, Frank Hendrickx, Karel Joos, Lars Couvreur, Chris Peeters
      Pages 135-141
  3. Cruise Line Industry

    1. Gustaaf De Monie, Frank Hendrickx, Karel Joos, Lars Couvreur, Chris Peeters
      Pages 143-144
    2. Gustaaf De Monie, Frank Hendrickx, Karel Joos, Lars Couvreur, Chris Peeters
      Pages 145-151
    3. Gustaaf De Monie, Frank Hendrickx, Karel Joos, Lars Couvreur, Chris Peeters
      Pages 153-164
    4. Gustaaf De Monie, Frank Hendrickx, Karel Joos, Lars Couvreur, Chris Peeters
      Pages 165-176
    5. Gustaaf De Monie, Frank Hendrickx, Karel Joos, Lars Couvreur, Chris Peeters
      Pages 177-186
    6. Gustaaf De Monie, Frank Hendrickx, Karel Joos, Lars Couvreur, Chris Peeters
      Pages 186-189
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 191-221

About this book

Introduction

PROF. DR. anus PEETERS PRESIDENT- ExECUTIVE DIRECTOR, POLICY RESEARCH CORPORATION N. V. The "Strategies for Global and Regional Ports" confirms that container shipping in the wider Caribbean is in for tumultuous development in the years to come. One of the driving forces behind the momentous changes expected in the provision of maritime liner services in the region, is the growing reliance by major container carriers on multi-layered transhipment concepts and hub ports. Given its favourable location at the junction of North-South and East­ West trades, the Caribbean region is increasingly becoming a crucial factor in the service pattern of major carriers. As a result, global terminal operating companies such as Hutchison Port Holdings and Stevedoring Services of America, are already tapping the potential for developing port activity that was, until recently, dormant. In anticipation of the new shipping patterns to emerge in the coming months and years, major political decisions with respect to shipping and port development need to be taken by Caribbean Governments. Many of these decisions will be made under pressure of well­ meaning lobbies, but which do not always have the necessary insight into liner shipping developments. The Netherlands Antilles is one of those nations whose ports are at a crossroads and may either become regional hub ports or turn into feeder ports. In view of the changes in the Caribbean maritime geography, the Ministry of Traffic and Transport of the Netherlands Antilles commissioned Policy Research Corporation N.

Keywords

agents information management rating research structural change trade transport

Authors and affiliations

  • Gustaaf De Monie
    • 1
  • Frank Hendrickx
    • 1
  • Karel Joos
    • 1
  • Lars Couvreur
    • 1
  • Chris Peeters
    • 1
  1. 1.Policy Research Corporation N.V.AntwerpBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-6602-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5075-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-6602-8
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