The decision to contract out the development and operation of a container terminal facility to qualified private operators signals a clear evolution in the respective roles of the public and private players having to work together to deliver the services the clients of the port and the national economy at large expect.
Dealing with experienced private container terminal operators requires counterparts from the public sector to master legal and institutional skills necessary to reach balanced and profitable arrangements for their countries.
The Guidelines will identify key areas that typically may need support to ensure a successful outcome. The publication refers to established sources for generic information on definitions and processes, and focus primarily on highlighting critical steps, contract provisions, or contract management tools, which need particular attention throughout a concessioning journey.
Download the Container Terminal Concession Guidelines here