The guide establishes the basic laws, which currently involves the port sector and related services, to ensure legal security and private investment through concessions, authorizations, contract or any other form of private participations in ports. In addition, provide a legal framework that allows for efficient and competitive management and operations, without becoming an obstacle to environmental, and port security and safety measures.
The Model Law identifies and describes 29 elements that port legislation should contain.
This Note presents a series of diagnostic areas that countries can use to evaluate existing legislation. It identifies areas that are not regulated and those that must be adapted to a new port model. It establishes specific definitions and clear guidelines on port policy. Finally, it identifies 30 elements that all port legislation should contain.