Dry Ports: A Global Perspective

Dry Ports: A Global Perspective


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As centres for logistics activities, seaports have traditionally been the focus of maritime logistics chains. However, changes in production patterns, supported by the development of rapid transport of goods over long distances, have altered the logistics landscape. As a result, the relevance of port hinterland transport has become more important, with a consequent need for the high utilisation of transport resources and infrastructure through the consolidation of cargo flows and for seaports to extend their influence within their hinterlands to increase their competitiveness. The development worldwide of inland ports, terminals and dryports in their various forms, together with associated new functions and strategies, address these challenges in diverse ways to realise the potential benefits that come from the successful implementation of inland ports that connect seamlessly into transportation systems. This book comprises case studies and state-of-the-art examples of dryports in different parts of the world that have varying economic, social, institutional and environmental realities and which exhibit the complexity of, and diverse approaches to, this recent logistics phenomenon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409444244
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/28/2013
Series: Transport and Society
Edition description: 1
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Gordon Wilmsmeier, Economic Affairs Officer, Infrastructure Services Unit, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Division, CEPAL, Chile, Rickard Bergqvist, Gothenburg University, Sweden & Kevin Cullinane, Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University, UK.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: a global perspective on dry ports, Rickard Bergqvist, Gordon Wilmsmeier and Kevin Cullinane; Part I Europe: Hinterland transport in Sweden: the context of intermodal terminals and dry ports, Rickard Bergqvist; Dry ports: a concept or a reality for Southeast Drenthe?, Johan Gille and Jeroen Bozuwa; Port community systems in maritime and rail transport integration: the case of Valencia. Spain, Salvador Furió; Integrating ports and hinterlands: a Scottish perspective from the shop floor, Gavin Roser, Kenneth Russell, Gordon Wilmsmeier and Jason Monios. Part II Africa: Dry ports and trade logistics in Africa, Charles Kanuka. Part III Asia: Dry port: the India experience and what the future holds - India needs to think out-of-the-box, Raghu Dayal; Price versus quality or quality versus price at Indian dry ports - cost quality and price - a visionary view on Indian dry ports, Vaibhav Shah; The construction of seamless supply chain network: the development of dry ports in China, Jing Lu and Zheng Chang. Part IV The Americas: Observations on the potential for dry port terminal developments in the United States, Bruce Lambert, Chad Miller, Libby Ogard and Ben Ritchey; Intermodal freight corridor development in the United States, Jason Monios and Bruce Lambert; Implementing dedicated areas for foreign trade in the Santos metropolitan region: the Brazilian experience, Leo Tadeus Robles; Potential for logistics zones development: Chile as a study case, Erick Leal Matamala, Gabriel Pérez Salas and Ricardo J. Sßnchez; Index.

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