Dry port

Dry port

A dry port (sometimes inland port) is an inland intermodal terminal directly connected by road or rail to a seaport and operating as a centre for the transshipment of sea cargo to inland destinations.[1]

In addition to their role in cargo transshipment, dry ports may also include facilities for storage and consolidation of goods, maintenance for road or rail cargo carriers and customs clearance services. The location of these facilities at a dry port relieves competition for storage and customs space at the seaport itself.


How they make import and export easier, and increase trade

Better customs checking/clearance/easier collection of taxes/revenue

Better Hinterland Connectivity

Better transport links/easier and cheaper transport to the associated sea port

Container (stuffing and stripping) facilities

Better management

Storage in sheds and open areas

Refrigeration available (in case of reefer container terminals)

Quicker processing/less time lost/avoid delays at associated sea port

Less congestion at associated sea port/eases pressure at associated sea port

Dry Ports in America

Dry Ports in Asia


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