Seaport Concept and Services Characteristics: Theoretical Test
Arbia Hlali*, Sami Hammami
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
First Page: 120
Last Page: 129
Publisher Id: TOTJ-11-120
Article History:Received Date: 06/06/2017
Revision Received Date: 09/10/2017
Acceptance Date: 27/11/2017
Electronic publication date: 29/12/2017
Collection year: 2017
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The main purpose of this paper is to illustrate the meaning of seaport concepts with different vision, than to examine the characteristics of transport services which are related to the seaport services and their users.
The study shows that seaport concept is in evolution over time and also, is a relative concept which is changing among the world process shifting and development.
The study proves that the transport services have distinctive characteristics. In addition, seaport considered several services for different users. Therefore, its customers are commonly the chargers and ship-owners.