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Port Infrastructure Finance

Edited by: Hilde Meersman, Eddy Van de Voorde, Thierry Vanelslander

ISBN13: 9780415720069
Published: June 2014
Publisher: Informa Law
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £180.00



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This book proposes alternative strategies for financing port infrastructure, in a time when governments and port authorities can no longer guarantee sufficient financial input.

All major ports in the world have a continuous need for important port infrastructure investments. The national/regional governments and the local port authorities can no longer guarantee sufficient financial input and hence, alternative ways of financing and investing in port infrastructure are needed. Not investing in port infrastructure means a deterioration of the competitive position of ports and of the port related logistics sector.

The book gives insights into 10 areas related to port infrastructure finance. First, a delineation is given of what elements port infrastructure comprises. Second, a look is taken at the future demand for port infrastructure, by means of forecasting. Third, public-private partnerships, as one of the means of providing the necessary funding, are analysed. Fourth, the consequences of continuing privatisation on port investment financing are assessed. Fifth and complementarily, the changed role of port authorities and their impact on access to capital is dealt with. Sixth, the options of raising funds from capital markets are analysed.

In relation to that the changed role of private banks is considered in detail in Chapter seven. Chapters eight and nine are regional case studies, the former focusing on the US, the latter on Asia. The tenth contribution deals with the potential strategies for different actors.

This book will be of great interest to all parties involved in the port and maritime business, as well as investment companies, banks and other finaincial institutions involved in infrastructure investment.

Subjects:
Shipping, Transport and Maritime Law
Contents:
Chapter 1. Port Infrastructure: What are we Talking About? PROFESSOR THIERRY VANELSLANDER, UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP
Chapter 2. Predicting the Future: How to Estimate Future Demand for Port Throughput and Infrastructure Use PROFESSORS HILDE MEERSMAN AND EDDY VAN DE VOORDE UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP
Chapter 3. Public-Private Partnerships in Ports: Where are we? PROFESSOR ROSARIO MACARIO, TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LISBON
Chapter 4. Port Authority Corporatisation: Leading Towards Their Privatisation? FRANC PIGNA, AEGIR PORT PROPERTY ADVISERS
Chapter 5. Evidence on the Pricing of the Syndicated Loans for the Global Port Industry PROFESSOR. COSTAS GRAMMENOS, CASS BUSINESS SCHOOL
Chapter 6: Port Privatisation in the UK and Continental Europe: an Evaluation of Past Experience and New Drivers PATRICK VERHOEVEN, EUROPEAN COMMUNITY SHIPOWNERS' ASSOCIATION
Chapter 7. Financing Options for Ports: Observations from Asia PROFESSOR ANTHONY CHIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE SHANE WALDRON, INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT
Chapter 8. Experiences with Bond Financing and Innovative Transport Project Financing in the United States: Some Evidence from Port and Port-Related Projects. SOTIRIOS THEOFANIS, PANTEC SA AND RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, and MARIA BOILE, HELLENIC INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORT AND RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
Chapter 9. Attracting Private Finance into African Ports DR. SHEILA FARRELL, IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON
Chapter 10. How to Finance Future Port Infrastructure Investments? Potential Strategies for the Different Actors PROFESSORS ATHANASIOS BALLIS AND DIMITRIS TSAMBOULAS,NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY ATHENS
Chapter 11. Future Port Infrastructure Finance: Lessons and Recommendations PROFESSORS HILDE MEERSMAN EDDY VAN DE VOORDE AND THIERRY VANELSLANDER, UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP