This paper attempts to trace the evolution of
ports and how private sector has always been a part of
global port services. The role of private sector has at all
times been significant in Port development and delivery.
While looking at emergence of PPP in Global ports and
two successful case studies, the conflict that can arise in
private participation of public (government owned)
entities are also touched upon. These developments and
current trends focussing on growth of ‘smart ports’ are
Keywords : Global Ports, PPP, PSP, Private Sector, Smart Ports.