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The competitiveness of global port-cities : the case of Rotterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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Abstract
This working paper offers an evaluation of the performance of the ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam, an analysis of the impact of these ports on their territory and an assessment of policies and governance in this field. It examines port performance over the last decades and identifies the principal factors that have contributed to it. The effect of the ports on economic and environmental questions is studied and quantified where possible. The value added of the port clusters of Rotterdam and Amsterdam is calculated and its interlinkages with other economic sectors and regions in the Netherlands delineated. The major policies governing the ports are assessed, along with policies governing transport and economic development, the environment and spatial planning. These include measures instituted by the port authorities, as well as by local, regional and national governments. Governance mechanisms at these different levels are described and analysed. Based on the reports findings, recommendations are proposed with a view to improving port performance and increasing the positive effects of the ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam on their territory.
Language
English
Source (series)
OECD regional development working papers; 2013:06
Publication
Paris : OECD, 2013
Volume/pages
114 p.
UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 19.07.2013
Last edited 04.09.2013
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