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Maritime Sector and Ports in the Caribbean

The Case of CARICOM Countries

  • Author: UN, ECLAC
  • Publication date: September 2009
  • Page count: 60
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 09.II.G.20

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The publication assesses the situation of the maritime sector in CARICOM (a “conglomerate” of states that have comparable historical development paths of colonial dependency) and presents a series of new observations and issues. Challenges and barriers in the maritime sector, or problems created through inefficiencies in the maritime sector are analyzed for: maritime freight transport, cruise shipping, ports and yachting. The study describes the characteristics of the maritime sector in CARICOM countries, discusses influencing factors on freight rates in the Caribbean, identifies bottlenecks to competitiveness, and provides responses to the bottlenecks.