GLOSSARY

Inland Port

An inland port (sometimes Dry Port) is an inland intermodal terminal directly connected by road or rail to a seaport and operating as a centre for the transshipment of sea cargo to inland destinations. In addition to their role in cargo transshipment, dry ports may also include facilities for storage and consolidation of goods, maintenance for road or rail cargo carriers and customs clearance services. The location of these facilities at a dry port relieves competition for storage and customs space at the seaport itself.

What is Inland Port?

An inland port (sometimes Dry Port) is an inland intermodal terminal directly connected by road or rail to a seaport and operating as a centre for the transshipment of sea cargo to inland destinations. In addition to their role in cargo transshipment, dry ports may also include facilities for storage and consolidation of goods, maintenance for road or rail cargo carriers and customs clearance services. The location of these facilities at a dry port relieves competition for storage and customs space at the seaport itself.

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Key takeaways:

An inland port, or dry port, typically refers to a logistics and distribution hub inland from coastal seaports.

Inland ports alleviate some of the pressure on coastal ports by handling that distribution workload.

Inland ports offer superior logistics, the availability of large buildings, close proximity to rail and highways, ample truck parking, less traffic congestion, and economic incentives.

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How do inland ports work:

An inland port is a specialized facility that originated with the intermodal container in international transport. Containers arrive by ocean carriers to a seaport where they are received, processed through customs, inspected, sorted and then transferred to a motor carrier or train for delivery to the end customer.

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The difference between a sea port and an inland port:

Inland ports are similar to seaports but with smaller capacity. When all these ports fail to serve transportation due to freezing of water in winters then only warm-water ports are still operational. So importance of warm water ports can never be out skirted.

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List of inland waterway ports:

Asia

Bangladesh : Port of Ashuganj, Ashuganj, Bangladesh

Bangladesh : Port of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh : Port of Narayanganj, Narayanganj, Bangladesh

Bangladesh : Port of Pangaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Cambodia : Phnom Penh Autonomous Port, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Mekong River

China : Port of Nanjing, Nanjing, China, on Yangtze River

China : Port of Wuhan, Wuhan, China, on Yangtze River

China : Port of Chongqing, Chongqing, China, on Yangtze River

China : Port of Suzhou, Suzhou, China, on Yangtze River

China : Port of Nantong, Nantong, China, on Yangtze River

China : Port of Jiangyin, Jiangyin, China, on Yangtze River

China : Luzhou, China, on Yangtze River

China : Yibin, China, on Yangtze River

China : Yangzhou, China, Yangtze River, on China Grand Canal

China : Jining, China, on China Grand Canal

China : Huai'an, China, China Grand Canal, on Huai River

China : Rongqi Port, Shunde, China, on Bei River

China : Jiangmen, China, on Xi River

China : Zhaoqing, China, on Xi River

India : Varanasi Multi-Modal Terminal, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

India : Farakka Port, Farakka, West Bengal

India : Dhubri Port - Dhubri, Assam

India : Kolkata Port, West Bengal

India : Haldia Inland Port, Haldia, West Bengal

India : Sahebganj Multi-Model Port, Sahebganj, Jharkhand

Russia : Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia - Ob River, on Barnaulka River

Russia : Biysk, Altai Krai, Russia, on Biya River

Russia : Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, on Yenisei River

Russia : Yakutsk, Sakha, Russia, on Lena River

Sri Lanka : Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port, Hambantota, Sri Lanka

Thailand : Ha Chiang Port, Chiang Rai, Thailand, on Mekong River

Europe

Austria : Harbours in Vienna, Vienna, Austria, on Danube River

Belgium : Port of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium, on Schelde River, Leie River and Ghent–Terneuzen Canal

Belgium : Port of Liège, Liège, Belgium, on Meuse River and Meuse Canals

Finland : Port of Lappeenranta, Lappeenranta, South Karelia, Finland, on Lake Saimaa.[18]

France : Autonomous Port of Paris, Paris, France

Germany : Duisburg Inland Port, Duisburg, Germany, on Rhine River

Germany : Dortmund Port, Dortmund, Germany, on Dortmund–Ems Canal

Ireland - Port of Waterford, Waterford, Ireland, on River Suir

Netherlands : North- and East channel port Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands, on Waal River.

Russia : Port of Kolomna, Moscow Oblast, Russia, on Oka River

Russia : Port of Moscow, North River Terminal, South River Terminal, Moscow, Russia, on Moskva River and Moscow Canal

Slovakia : Port of Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia on Danube River

Spain : Port of Seville, Seville, Spain, on River Guadalquivir

Sweden : Karlstad hamn Karlstad, Värmlands län, Sweden, on Klarälven.

United Kingdom : Port of London, England, United Kingdom, on River Thames

United Kingdom : Port of Manchester (including Manchester Docks), England, United Kingdom, Manchester Ship Canal provides Manchester direct access to the Irish Sea. Was closed in 1982; being renovated as the Atlantic Gateway

United Kingdom : Port of Bristol, England, United Kingdom, on the River Avon

United Kingdom : Goole, England, United Kingdom, on River Ouse and Aire and Calder Navigation

United Kingdom : Gloucester Docks, England, United Kingdom, on Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

United Kingdom : Runcorn Docks, England, United Kingdom, on the Manchester Ship Canal

United Kingdom : Weston Point Docks, England, United Kingdom, on the Manchester Ship Canal

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