A dry port (sometimes inland 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 portsmay 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.
A dry inland port can speed the flow of cargo between ships and major land transportation networks, creating a more central distribution point. Inland ports can improve the movement of imports and exports, moving the time-consuming sorting and processing of containers inland, away from congested seaports.
|Website:||Lahore dry port mict.com.pk|
|Ports of Pakistan:||Air Ports Deail Sea Ports Deail Dry Ports|
|Azad Jammu & Kashmir:||Muzaffarabad Dry Port|
|Balochistan:||Chaman Border Terminal Quetta Dry Port Quetta NLC Dry Port Taftan Border Terminal|
|Sindh:||Karachi Dry Port Karachi NLC Dry Port|
|Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:||Azakhel Dry Port Havelian Dry Port Peshawar Dry Port Jamrud Dry Port|
|Punjab:||Faisalabad Dry Port Lahore Dry Port Lahore NLC Dry Port Multan Dry Port Rawalpindi Dry Port Sialkot Dry Port Sialkot International Container Terminal Wagha Border Terminal|
|Inland ports may also be referred:||As dry ports or intermodal hubs.|
|NLC Dry Port:||At Quetta|
|Sialkot Dry Port :||Established in 1986|
|Rawalpindi Dry Port:||Established in 1990|
|Multan Dry Port :||Established in 1988|
|Peshawar Dry Port:||Established in 1986|
|Quetta Dry Port:||Established in 1984|
|Karachi Dry Port :||Established in 1974|
|Lahore Dry Port:||Established in 1973|
The term inland port is used in a narrow sense in the field of transportation systems to mean a rather more specialized facility that has come about with the advent of the intermodal container (standardized shipping container ) in international transport Rather than goods being loaded and unloaded in such ports, shipping containers can just be transferred between ship and road vehicle or ship and train. The container may be transferred again between road and rail elsewhere and the goods are only loaded or unloaded at their point of origin or final destination.
Shipping containers allow some functions traditionally carried out at a seaport to be moved elsewhere. Examples are the functions of receiving, processing through customs, inspecting, sorting, and consolidating containers going to the same overseas port. Container transfer at the seaport can be sped up and container handling space can be reduced by transferring functions to an inland site away from the port and coast.
Distribution may also be made more efficient by setting up the link between inland site and seaport as, say, a high-capacity rail link with a lower unit cost than sending containers individually by road. The containers are still collected from their origins or distributed to their ultimate destinations by road with the transfer happening at the inland site.
An inland port is just such an inland site linked to a seaport. This kind of inland port does not require a waterway. Key features of an inland port are the transfer of containers between different modes of transportation (intermodal transfer) and the processing of international trade. This differentiates an inland port from a container depot or transport hub.An inland port is a physical site located away from traditional land, air and coastal borders with the vision to facilitate and process international tradethrough strategic investment in multi-modal transportation assets and by promoting value-added services as goods move through the supply chain.
Inland ports may also be referred to as dry ports or intermodal hubs.
- Faisalabad Dry Port
- Lahore Dry Port
- Lahore NLC Dry Port
- Multan Dry Port
- Rawalpindi Dry Port
- Sialkot Dry Port
- Sialkot International Container Terminal
- Wagha Border Terminal
- Chaman Border Terminal
- Quetta Dry Port
- Quetta NLC Dry Port
- Taftan Border Terminal
- Gilgit Dry Port
- Sost Dry Port
- Azakhel Dry Port
- Havelian Dry Port
- Peshawar Dry Port
- Jamrud Dry Port
- Karachi Dry Port
- Karachi NLC Dry Port
Azad Jammu Kashmir
- Muzaffarabad Dry Port
Faisalabad Dry Ports
Faisalabad Dry Port is a dry port in Faisalabad, Pakistan which is managed in cooperation with DP World, which provides rail freight transport from the dry-port till Port QasimThe port is primary responsible for textile exports from the city.
Lahore Dry Port
Lahore Dry Port is a dry port located in Prem NagarPunjab, Pakistan.The dry port is located adjacent to the Prem Nagar railway station on the Karachi Peshawar Railway Line.
Sialkot Dry Port
Sialkot Dry Port is located in Sambrial, Punjab, Pakistan, 15 km west of Sialkot and 4 km south of Sialkot International Airport.The dry port provides transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions to connect Sialkot’s robust economy to domestic and international markets as well as several other localities including Gujranwala, Wazirabad and Gujrat.The port is a joint venture between the business community in Sialkot who on 16 May 1984 formed the “Sialkot Dry Port Trust”. The dry port was formally inaugurated in 1986.
Dry Ports Border Terminals
The Dry Ports managed by NLC are known for their client friendly facilities, state of the art infrastructure with least administrative encumbrances in accordance with Government policies, rules and regulations. The businessmen and traders are afforded facilities like easy customs clearance, comprehensive handling services, safe & accessible warehousing and inland movement of goods to any location within Pakistan. The Dry Ports and Border Terminals are adequately equipped with Cargo Scanners, Baggage Scanners, Weigh Bridges, Cranes of Different Capacities, Reach Stackers, Top Lifters, Fork Lifters, Tender Fire Crash Tractors, Mechanical Brooms, Towed Water Bowzers, Aerial Platform.
modern trading waysDevelopment of a network of Border Terminals is imperative to materialize the objective of promoting inter regional and intra-regional trade & business. To achieve this end, NLC has set up Border Terminals at Wagha, Torkham/Jamrud, Chaman.These Terminals are playing a crucial role in boosting trade with neighouring India and Afghanistan. Similar Terminals are being established at Sust, Taftan border points to facilitate import/export business with China and Iran, respectively.Another terminal is Multimodal Transit Hub .