As of today, establishment of small port network has an important place in the development of small and medium businesses in maritime countries. They are among the most important tools having a positive impact on sustainable and equal development of small and medium businesses in the country. Small ports appear to us as the centers of regional economic activities. Export technology from a small port is is carried out much faster and easier compared to the large deep-water port hubs.
A small port equipped with appropriate infrastructural facilities may also combine functions of harbor required for small fishing vessels and yachts. A small port can easily develop the yacht and cruise tourism.
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