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The Pricing of Port Services

Publication Type:
Occasional Paper 97

Publication Subject(s):

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Release Date:
October 1989

This paper examines price setting policies and practices of port authorities in Australia. It provides a description of the port industry and an overview of pricing practices, then assesses these practices against various criteria, notably financial balance, economic efficiency and equity. Areas in which an improved outcome might result from the application of economic principles are identified.