This report is the product of a roundtable organised by ITF at the OECD and the UK National Infrastructure Commission. To identify international best practices, this report reviews the experiences with strategy infrastructure planning. Governments play a pivotal role in providing the framework for investment in transport, energy and water infrastructure on which economies depend. Such investments are open to high risk and uncertainty due to long asset life and large sunk costs. A long-term strategic plan that integrates specific projects reduces such risks by setting out a stable set of priorities for future investment.
Port Investment and Container Shipping Markets
This report examines the issues that need to be considered before the decision to proceed to costly expansions with long-life spans and a structural influence on the local and national economy, drawing insights from a major port expansion project in Chile.