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Executive Summary
1. Introduction
1.1. Significance of port costs for the national economy
1.2. Past assessment of South African port costs
1.3. Scope of study
1.4. Data collection and study limitations
2. Port pricing
2.1. What is a port?
2.2. Port pricing
Table 2 – Possible pricing objective of key port interest groups
3.1. South African foreign trade
3.2. South African seaborne trade
3.3. South African ports
3.4. Characteristics of South Africa’s maritime trade
3.5. Market structure
Table 5 – Public and private sector market share for service categories
3.6. Port charges
Figure 6 – Principle South African port charges
3.7. The burden of history in port pricing
3.8. Strategic port pricing
4. Institutional and regulatory frameworks
5. Port Authority
Table 8 – Principal NPA revenue sources
5.1. Marine services
Table 11 – Berthing and running of ships lines
5.2. Port and marine infrastructure
5.3. Landlord services
6. Port Operations
6.1. Container operations
Table 16 – THC for non-hazardous container 2004-2006 (Rands)
6.2. Break-bulk operations
6.3. Bulk operations
7. South African port call costs and performance
7.2. Performance incentives
7.3. Relative costs of port calls – South Africa and others compared
7.4. Impact of port costs and performance on trade
8. Pricing setting mandate and mechanism for ports
8.1. Legislative lacunae
8.2. Shareholder governance
8.3. Price setting mechanisms and pricing conduct
8.4. Bargaining power of customers
9. Port pricing and performance in comparator countries
9.1. Comparisons of container handling
9.3. Brazil
9.4. Europe
10. Conclusions and recommendations
11. References cited
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Ports - March 27 - 08 - FINAL

Ports - March 27 - 08 - FINAL

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