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Development of Dry Ports

Geography adds dramatically to the development challenges. In some cases, long distances within individual countries create vast tracts of hinterland areas such as in China, India, United States or the Russian Federation. Inland sites economically linked to the coastal networks, ICDs and CFSs as dry ports in generic terms, serve as nodes for consolidation and distribution of goods with functions analogous to those of a seaport. The shippers are not only enabled to look for speed, and reliable door-to-door services, but also for a complete logistics solution, which necessitates multimodal integration.

In Asia and the Pacific, it is mainly coastal regions that have benefited from the current phase of globalization by becoming important nodes in the regional production networks. In the context of promoting the Asian Highway and Trans Asian Railway projects, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) examined the potential of intermodal transport and freight modal interchanges and inland ports for alleviating the trade and transit cost disadvantages of land-locked countries and remote hinterlands of littoral states. Extending the developmental impulses to the hinterlands linked to gateways, Asian Highway and Trans Asian Railway projects are envisaged to serve as catalysts for infrastructural nodes in the region which may take different names, dry ports, ICDs, CFSs, logistics zones or parks, freight villages, distriparks, et al. They will essentially perform the same function of facilitating seamless and cost effective transportation of goods, although they differ in their structure.

During the course, topics covered by experts are as under:

Dry Port as a link in the supply chain, its role in integrated intermodal logistics and economic development
by  Sajal Mittra, Blupith Consultancy Pvt. Ltd

Viability and Profitability of dry ports
by   Suresh Kumar, CONCOR

Dry ports – a platform for high potential growth of public-private partnerships
by K. Sathianathan, Vikram Logistics

Policy, institutional, legal, regulatory, and infrastructural support systems for coordinated development. Role of Government and industry
by A.K. Behera, Indian Railway

Logistics Parks- Initiatives to attract private sector investments in Railway Infrastructure
by Mukul Jain, RVNL  

Dry port – operation, Maintenance and service level benchmarks, commercial features, liability regime
by  Vasudev Rao, CONCOR

Dry port prospects and challenges in the context of ensuing Asia-Pacific region-wide intergovernmental agreement on dry ports
by  Mudgerikar, CONCOR

Economic Growth,  Globalisation,  International trade  Intermodal  transport  containerisation  dry ports
by Sharat Misra

Training Course Participants

Sok San


Aung Myo Myint


Kyaw Kyaw Myo


Ananta Acharya


Waqar Ahmad Shahid


Tariq Latif


Jayakody Mawatha,


P. Nihal


Dhammasak Dhurakit


Siripong Koomprapan


Han Minh Viet


Do Duy Hai