Dryport - a modal shift in practice
Research Project, 2008 – 2012

The project's aim was to develop, design and set effective Hinterland inter-modal freight transport nodes - dryports - which were fully integrated with the Gateway freight handling systems, to adapt a public concept to a private sector model, and to integrated dryports into the EU Motorways of the Sea concept.

The project included the identification of suitable dryport land sites in the North Sea Region, starting a planning process to support the increased number of logistics hubs, assessing the environmental and socio-economic impact of improved inter-modality, developing a business model blueprint and the development and start-up of a IT system.

All project activities contributed to connecting the dryports with the short sea shipping system to shift interregional transport from road to sea.


Violeta Roso (contact)

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics


Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Port of Zeebrugge

Zeebrugge, Belgium

Region Västra Götaland

Vänersborg, Sweden

Universität Bremen

Bremen, Germany

University of Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden


European Commission (EC)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2008–2012

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