Most studies and models on the port-city interface focus on the inevitable process in which ports and cities grow apart, both spatially and economically. What is often overlooked is the relationships that remain in the form of maritime business services (finance, insurance, legal). These maritime business services are in demand by port users, yet maintain a principally ‘urban’ profile. The local presence of these services adds important value to the urban economy, as these services imply highly skilled and specialised jobs.
Author(s) - affiliated with Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences