International Benchmarking of the Australian Waterfront

Productivity Commission Working Paper No. 1536

302 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2003

Date Written: April 28, 1999


This study is part of a continuing program of research into the performance of economic infrastructure industries, which was commenced by the Bureau of Industry Economics. It is the third Waterfront Benchmarking report in the cycle. The study builds on the two previous waterfront studies by providing new insights into timeliness, reliability and the economic consequences of failure to match levels of performance achieved overseas. It is based on data collected throughout 1997.

Keywords: benchmarking, waterfront, ports, pilotage, towage, mooring, unmooring, sea trade, stevedoring, terminal operations, port authority, performance, baggage, wheat, fertiliser, bulk cargo, break-bulk cargo, cruise ships, port-land interface, customs, quarantine, importers, imports, exporters, exports, cranes, containers, maritime, marine, government charges, terminal, enterprise bargaining

JEL Classification: D

Suggested Citation

Commission, Productivity, International Benchmarking of the Australian Waterfront (April 28, 1999). Productivity Commission Working Paper No. 1536, Available at SSRN: or

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