Factors influencing implementation of a dry port
Paper in proceedings, 2008
Purpose of this paper:
A close dry port with direct rail connection to a seaport is a potential solution for seaport terminal congestion as well as for better seaport inland access. The purpose of this paper is to investigate and define impediments to a close advanced intermodal terminal – dry port implementation.
Comparative case studies through face-to-face interviews and literature review have been carried out in order to accomplish the purpose. In addition, secondary sources such as reports, internal documents and web pages were used.
The most common factors that impede dry port implementation are infrastructure, land use, environment and regulations. Hence the same reduce the efficiency of freight movements on land access routes to and from seaports. An advanced intermodal terminal must fit into a complex system where the necessary infrastructure is in place and the regulatory systems are properly designed to optimize the involvement of both the public and the private sector.
Empirical data for the case studies are collected at Port Botany, Sydney, and its close intermodal terminals. A more comprehensive view of the problem could be obtained through additional case studies on other countries seaports’ intermodal terminals.
What is original/value of paper:
The idea behind the study is to contribute to better understanding of the concept of close dry port through the factors that influence the implementation of the same and by that to improve the knowledge on implementation of the concept.