The Empty Berth: Problems in Developing Countriesby Ricardo Salerno, Consular Consultores Argentinos, Asociados SA, Buenos Aires, Argent,
Horacio Salerno, Consular Consultores Argentinos, Asociados SA, Buenos Aires, Argent,
Abstract: The ports in developing countries have grown by leaps and bounds. Different causes (of market, technical, economic, financial or political) were the origin of that irregular growth, derived from exogenous and endogenous factors. There will be an intense task bound to take advantage of the idle existing infrastructures, which will require a considerable intelectual and imaginative effort that must be analyzed case by case. Operation and maintenance must be adequate to the degree of local development relegating, in certain cases, the most sophisticated technologies.
Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Developing countries | Economic factors | Political factors | Infrastructure | Case studies | Financial management
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