Trade, Transport, and Port Governance

Transport, Trade and Port Governance

The economic context, defined by trends in trade and transport, is vital for port governance. The objectives of port governance are decided within a given economic context, where trends in global trade, the facilitation of this trade, as well as transport and related agreements and logistics, inform the decisions of policy-makers, at national, regional, or local/port level. Besides, the applications of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), along with the resulting e-governance mechanisms, readjust the operational and commercial relationships within the port community, increasingly informing port-governance changes.