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

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

Date: 
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Type: 
Journals
Abstract

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.

The first paper examines how inland terminals play a role in the organization of freight distribution in Europe and North America. In the second paper, a comparative study of dry port development in the United Kingdom and Nigeria highlights the different issues arising from dry port development in developed and developing countries. The third and fourth papers discuss dry port development in Italy. In a similar vein, the fifth paper examines the functions of a dry port as an inland extension of a seaport using case studies: the Virginia Inland Port as a dry port for the Port of Virginia, United States of America, and Falköping terminal as a dry port for the Port of Göteborg, Sweden. In the sixth paper, a grid technique is used to discuss the optimal location of dry ports. The last paper discusses dry port development in Africa and the continuation between road and rail connections in terms of cost/time savings and security.

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