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International port investment of Chinese port-related companies

Huo, W, Chen, S-L ORCID: 0000-0002-1513-4365, Zhang, W ORCID: 0000-0002-5651-6706 and Li, KX 2019 , 'International port investment of Chinese port-related companies' , International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, vol. 11, no. 5 , pp. 430-454 .

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Abstract

The devolution of Chinese port governance since 1990s has resulted in not only private sectors’ involvement in Chinese port investment and development but also allowing local port groups and terminal operators to implement international strategies to expand their business. This paper overviews current implementation on foreign ports investment of these two types of Chinese port-related companies. Analysing 39 foreign port investment cases, this paper finds the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) may promote China's investment in foreign ports. Four main investment modalities are adopted i.e. acquisition, joint venture, concession and build-operate-transfer (BOT). The companies mainly form a partnership for investment, and some of the investment projects involve an integration of development of ports, industrial parks and cities. Of notice is that some investment projects are through a public-private partnership (PPP) model, i.e. Chinese companies as private entities and public sectors in the host countries.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Huo, W and Chen, S-L and Zhang, W and Li, KX
Keywords: port, China, Public-Private Partnership (PPP), port investment, investment modalities, international shipping
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
ISSN: 1756-6517
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