Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No. 78 "Development of Dry Ports"

Journal12 Dec 2009

This special issue of the Bulletin is a collection of seven papers discussing various issues related to dry port development in a number of selected countries located in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Discussions of dry port development under different economic and political backgrounds will provide policymakers with a better understanding of the relevant issues under consideration.

This issue of Bulletin comprises of seven articles:

Article 1: Inland terminals within North American and European supply chains – by Theo Notteboom and Jean-Paul Rodrigue;

Article 2: Dry ports: a comparative study of the United Kingdom and Nigeria – by Paul Garnwa, Anthony Beresford and Stephen Pettit;

Article 3: Innovative ideas and design of an integrated dry port and seaport system – by Andrea Rosa and Riccardo Roscelli;

Article 4: The expansion of the port of Genoa: the Rivalta Scrivia dry port – by Claudia Caballini and Enrico Gattorna;

Article 5: The dry port concept: moving seaport activities inland? – by Violeta Roso and Kent Lumsden;

Article 6: The spatial characteristics of dry ports in India - by Adolf K.Y. Ng and Girish Gujar; and

Article 7: Trade and transport costs: the role of dry ports in South Africa – by Erené Cronje, Marianne Matthee and Waldo Krugell.