Dry Ports - A Global Perspective

Dry Ports - A Global Perspective : Challenges and Developments in Serving Hinterlands

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As centres for logistics activities, seaports have traditionally been the focus of maritime logistics chains. However, changes in production patterns, supported by the development of rapid transport of goods over long distances, have altered the logistics landscape. As a result, the relevance of port hinterland transport has become more important, with a consequent need for the high utilisation of transport resources and infrastructure through the consolidation of cargo flows and for seaports to extend their influence within their hinterlands to increase their competitiveness.

The development worldwide of inland ports, terminals and dryports in their various forms, together with associated new functions and strategies, address these challenges in diverse ways to realise the potential benefits that come from the successful implementation of inland ports that connect seamlessly into transportation systems. This book comprises case studies and state-of-the-art examples of dryports in different parts of the world that have varying economic, social, institutional and environmental realities and which exhibit the complexity of, and diverse approaches to, this recent logistics phenomenon.
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  • Electronic book text | 284 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • Farnham, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Includes 71 b&w illustrations
  • 1409472701
  • 9781409472704

Table of contents

Contents: Introduction: a global perspective on dry ports, Rickard Bergqvist, Gordon Wilmsmeier and Kevin Cullinane; Part I Europe: Hinterland transport in Sweden: the context of intermodal terminals and dry ports, Rickard Bergqvist; Dry ports: a concept or a reality for Southeast Drenthe?, Johan Gille and Jeroen Bozuwa; Port community systems in maritime and rail transport integration: the case of Valencia. Spain, Salvador Furio; Integrating ports and hinterlands: a Scottish perspective from the shop floor, Gavin Roser, Kenneth Russell, Gordon Wilmsmeier and Jason Monios. Part II Africa: Dry ports and trade logistics in Africa, Charles Kanuka. Part III Asia: Dry port: the India experience and what the future holds - India needs to think out-of-the-box, Raghu Dayal; Price versus quality or quality versus price at Indian dry ports - cost quality and price - a visionary view on Indian dry ports, Vaibhav Shah; The construction of seamless supply chain network: the development of dry ports in China, Jing Lu and Zheng Chang. Part IV The Americas: Observations on the potential for dry port terminal developments in the United States, Bruce Lambert, Chad Miller, Libby Ogard and Ben Ritchey; Intermodal freight corridor development in the United States, Jason Monios and Bruce Lambert; Implementing dedicated areas for foreign trade in the Santos metropolitan region: the Brazilian experience, Leo Tadeus Robles; Potential for logistics zones development: Chile as a study case, Erick Leal Matamala, Gabriel Perez Salas and Ricardo J. Sanchez; Index.
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Review quote

'Ports are again moving upstream, into the hinterland where the whole thing started centuries ago. From waterfront bottlenecks, ports, or rather dryports, are now becoming crucial nodes in global supply chains. This book is a primer for everyone with an interest in modern cargo transport systems. The competence of the authors and the profound expertise of its three editors guarantee that this book will remain on the top of our desk for years to come.'
H.E. Haralambides, Center for Maritime Economics and Logistics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

'Dry Ports - A Global Perspective adds significant value to existing literature on inland freight terminals and embodies a long-awaited, creative synthesis of the state of the art in the field. Building on an effective, modern and collective intelligence approach to open innovation, and benefiting from the contribution of the most current thinking from researchers and practitioners alike, this book will soon become a classic reference in the field of transport logistics. It is an impressive, riveting and most rewarding piece of work.'
Jose Maria Rubiato, UNCTAD, Geneva
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About Professor Rickard Bergqvist

Gordon Wilmsmeier, Economic Affairs Officer, Infrastructure Services Unit, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Division, CEPAL, Chile, Rickard Bergqvist, Gothenburg University, Sweden & Kevin Cullinane, Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University, UK.

Rickard Bergqvist, Gordon Wilmsmeier, Kevin Cullinane, Johan Gille, Jeroen Bozuwa, Salvador Furio, Gavin Roser, Kenneth Russell, Jason Monios, Charles Kanuka, Raghu Dayal, Vaibhav Shah, Jing Lu, Zheng Chang, Bruce Lambert, Chad Miller, Libby Ogard, Ben Ritchey, Leo Tadeus Robles, Erick Leal Matamala, Gabriel Perez Salas, Ricardo J. Sanchez.
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