In the world today there are thousands of port facilities of different types and sizes,
competing to capture some market share of freight by sea, mainly. This article aims to
determine the type of port and the most common size, in order to find out which business
model is applied in that segment and what is the legal status of the companies of such
Roa, I. [et al.]. Ports: definition and study of types, sizes and business models. "Journal of industrial engineering and management (JIEM)", 10 Octubre 2013, vol. 6, núm. 4, p. 1055-1064.