Shifting the boundary between the public and private sectors entails four kinds of preparations: (1) Strategic preparation, including the consideration of a particular institutional model and service ensemble that best matches a portís competitive environment and its growth prospects. (2) Redefinition of authorities and their powers and mandates, resulting in regulations, rules, tariffs, and procedures that will ensure that the provision of all port services are fully coordinated and that the proper incentives to spur efficiency are in place. (3) Legal adaptation, which establishes the sectoral legal framework based on the principles agreed upon as a result of the strategic analysis and the redefinition of institutional rules. (4) Transaction preparation, which results in the development of tendering processes that are transparent, open, and competitive.
This module describes how to undertake this series of tasks in a practical and effective way.