Port System of the Spanish South Peninsular Coast Side
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ABSTRAC: This study aims at doing a comparative analysis of the Spanish South Peninsular Port Authorities, inthe period 2008-2012, and their positioning based on their perception about the ?innovative eort theyhave made? in the period 2004-2009. In order to achieve this aim, first, a comparative analysis of freighttra c has been carried out in order to obtain an overview of the Spanish South Peninsular watershed;secondly, the strengths and weaknesses of each Port Authority have been identified based on the variable?perceived innovative eort?.As a result of the analysis, the specialization of each Port Authority is shown. Thus, Algeciras is thePort Authority with the highest container tra c due to its specialized infrastructures.In addition, a detailed analysis of the specific facilities of each Port Authority has allowed us to getmore information about the specialization of Port Authorities.Finally, the strengths and weaknesses analysis provides an overview of the situation of each Port Autho-rity, indicating the potential lines of action and improvement that they can follow.We consider that this study may be useful for the Port Authority managers and policy makers due to itoers an overview of the situation of the Port Authority compared to its nearest competitors, helpingwith decision making and resource allocation.
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