How Can Government Policies, Regulations and Investments Realize this Potential in a Sustainable Way
Islands are reliant on ports for trade with other nations. Exports could in theory grow and yield capital and profits that fuel prosperity, yet islands often lack efficient maritime transport and sufficient port infrastructure and management to maximize economic return from these exports. Specifically, islands commonly face high distribution costs, unreliable shipping services, inadequate port facilities, and limited maritime administration. Improvements in port operations could spark economic growth if they are managed and governed in a sustainable way.