The dry port concept: connecting container seaports with the hinterland
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2009

The dry port concept is based on a seaport directly connected by rail with inland intermodal terminals where containers can be dealt with in the same way as if they were in a seaport. The main purpose of the article is to extend the theory behind the dry port concept and to define three dry port categories; distant, midrange and close. The findings show that the dry port concept can help identify ways of shifting freight volumes from road to more energy efficient traffic modes that are less harmful to the environment, relieve seaport cities from some congestion and facilitate improved logistics solutions for shippers in the port’s hinterland.

Dry port

Hinterland

Container

Intermodal transport

Port

Författare

Violeta Roso

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport

Johan Woxenius

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport

Kenth Lumsden

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport

Journal of Transport Geography

0966-6923 (ISSN)

Vol. 17 5 338-345

Ämneskategorier

Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

Annan maskinteknik

DOI

10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2008.10.008