Source: adapted from De Langen, P. (2008) Ensuring Hinterland Access: The Role of Port Authorities, JTRC Discussion Paper 2008-11.
A port authority is managing assets and relations. Its activities range from operational to strategic issues. The operational issues are obviously related to the day-to-day management of port activities. In contrast, the strategic issues pertain to infrastructure development, customer interactions, managing its real estate, and the relations with regulatory and stake-holding agencies and organizations.