What is a dry port?

What is a dry port?A dry port, also called sometimes an inland port or multimodal logistics centre, is an inland terminal connected to a seaport by rail or road. It serves as a transhipment point in the transport of export/import goods. A dry port is called so because it is very similar to a seaport in the services it offers, except that it is not near a sea. A dry port is also employed to relieve a major seaport of some work load and congestion. It consists of facilities like container yards, warehouses, railway sidings, cargo-handling equipment, and administrative services for export and import clearances.

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