Next Article in Journal
The Architectural Design Requirements of a Blockchain-Based Port Community System
Previous Article in Journal
Recursive Effects to Study Feature-Based Capabilities in Supply Chain Management
Review

Dry Port: A Review on Concept, Classification, Functionalities and Technological Processes

1
Department of Management, University of Torino, Corso Unione Sovietica, 218 bis, 10134 Torino, Italy
2
Interdepartmental University School for Strategic Sciences, University of Torino, Corso Regina Margherita 60/A, 10153 Torino, Italy
3
Department of Economics, University of Foggia, Via R. Caggese 1, 71121 Foggia, Italy
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Logistics 2020, 4(4), 29; https://doi.org/10.3390/logistics4040029
Received: 10 September 2020 / Revised: 27 September 2020 / Accepted: 29 September 2020 / Published: 8 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Maritime and Transport Logistics)
The purpose of this article is to offer a literature review on the development and classification of inland terminals, later defined as “dry ports”. The aim of the paper is to analyze the extant literature on dry ports focusing on their concept, classification, function and technological processes. The review offers an updated structured approach to what is currently defined as a dry port. To this end, a structured keyword search in major electronic databases has been conducted to find related material. As there are many different names indicating dry ports in European, South East Asian and North American countries, the following keywords were used: “dry port”, “inland terminal”, “freight village” and “interporto/i”. The search was conducted in respect of the article title and text, abstract and keywords. The results show that there is no unanimous consensus concerning cataloguing of terrestrial nodal facilities serving port gateways. “Dry ports” have emerged as fundamental elements of the integration between the sea “system” and the land network. The increased interest in the genesis and development of dry ports has been accompanied by an abundant contribution of the scientific community, originating a thriving literature, which, however, does not find a common denominator. View Full-Text
Keywords: dry port; inland terminal; freight village; interporto; intermodal transport; literature review dry port; inland terminal; freight village; interporto; intermodal transport; literature review
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Varese, E.; Marigo, D.S.; Lombardi, M. Dry Port: A Review on Concept, Classification, Functionalities and Technological Processes. Logistics 2020, 4, 29. https://doi.org/10.3390/logistics4040029

AMA Style

Varese E, Marigo DS, Lombardi M. Dry Port: A Review on Concept, Classification, Functionalities and Technological Processes. Logistics. 2020; 4(4):29. https://doi.org/10.3390/logistics4040029

Chicago/Turabian Style

Varese, Erica, Danilo S. Marigo, and Mariarosaria Lombardi. 2020. "Dry Port: A Review on Concept, Classification, Functionalities and Technological Processes" Logistics 4, no. 4: 29. https://doi.org/10.3390/logistics4040029

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop