PORTS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

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Nazery Khalid

Abstract

Ports in South East Asia, one of the world’s most vibrant economic regions, have
grown tremendously in terms of capacity to support tremendous growth in cargo
throughput emanating from the boom in regional and global trade. This paper
outlines the issues and challenges faced by the region’s ports in the face of projected
growth of seaborne trade between ASEAN nations and their trading partners. It
argues that to capitalize on booming regional and global maritime trade, the
regional ports need to expand their capacity and increase their level of
competitiveness amidst intense competition to lure shipping lines and to facilitate
the handling of greater volume of cargo.
Keywords: Ports, global trading, cargo, competition, and seaborne

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KHALID, Nazery. PORTS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES. JATI - JOURNAL OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES, [S.l.], v. 13, p. 23-33, dec. 2008. ISSN 2600-8653. Available at: <https://jati.um.edu.my/article/view/6197>. Date accessed: 22 may 2019.
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