Dry port

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For a port on a river or canal, see inland port.
Dry port on the Federal District, Brazil.

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.[1]

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.

Dry ports in Africa[edit]

Matsapha Dry Port - Swaziland

Dry ports in Asia[edit]

Dry ports in Europe[edit]

Dry ports in Latin America[edit]

Dry ports in North America[edit]

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