Port management problemes : IV
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Powrie, P.J.;
United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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It is not for me to say what those objectives should be. They might read as follows: "To serve the national economy "by facilitating, to the maximum extent (or by presenting the minimum obstacle to) the transfer of commodities between the suppliers and/or customers and the country's industries* In so doing the port should seek to minimize the cost burden on the community. The port should also have regard to social conditions e.g. the effect on employment both within its own boundaries and in the industries it serves." (Recently social conditions have been extended to cover the effects on the environment .