Dry ports bring many benefits for supply chain stakeholders. They lower congestion at sea ports and allow customers to handle the import and export of cargo from on-site offices. This speeds up transit time, improves customer satisfaction, and lowers door-to-door freight rates.
But to be successful, dry ports must have enabling facilities to support their customers. These include roads, utilities, and intermodal transfer facilities as well as additional services like a customs and inspection office, bank, post office, petrol station and repair shops.
Dry ports also need to offer cost-competitive incentives to attract transport companies. And it’s essential for them to have good infrastructure connections to link them to the sea ports and hinterland destinations.
The success of dry port projects can be threatened by an inadequate base volume of business, poor connections, and a lack of clarity on legislation, rules and regulations, and procedures. It’s a lot to manage. But support from the right partner can make it easier.
Royal HaskoningDHV is one of the world’s most experienced firms in the planning, design, and supervision of dry port developments. We have an extensive, proven, and long-standing track record of projects all over the world and have served both private-sector terminal operators and shipping lines and government authorities alike.
Our experienced dry port consultants carry out all aspects of dry port planning and design, as well as the supervision of their construction – including the design and specification of cargo storage facilities and warehouses.
Our services also include the inspection of inland container terminals, feasibility studies and the preliminary and detailed designs of these terminals and related infrastructure. As well as this, we advise on suitable land plots and basic infrastructure such as roads, underground services, and lighting for free zones.
We can help you at every stage during the development of dry ports and free zones, with services including:
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