Inland Ports

Inland Ports

Inland ports are specialized locations developed to serve the intermodal transportation network. Ordinarily located along railroad lines, inland ports offer intermodal transfer facilities and frequently international trade processing and other services. They may be linked to specific seaports. Distribution centers and other warehousing are generally collocated with inland ports, even on site.

The Inland Ports section offers news, analysis and videos about inland ports and warehousing strategies. For additional content that may be of interest, visit the JOC’s Industrial Real Estate and Distribution Centers sections.

The current state of the sector and the selection and use of inland ports as part of a distribution strategy are on the agenda at the JOC’s inaugural Inland Distribution Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 18-19, 2013. Learn more about the conference.

 

Commentary

The latest trend in transportation, the latest competitive tool, is a port not on the coast and not on the water either. No water — an inland port … a dry port.

News & Analysis

19 Oct 2014
Northern Southern Railway has increased the frequency of its intermodal service to the inland port of Greer, South Carolina, partially reflecting growth at the adjacent BMW plant.
Old Dominion Freight Line drayage truck.
29 Sep 2014
Old Dominion Freight Line is expanding its U.S. intermodal drayage network at ports and inland railheads, strengthening the less-than-truckload carrier's connections with global shippers.
22 Sep 2014
Shanghai may be the busiest container port in the world, but almost half the boxes that cross its wharves every year are first carried down the mighty Yangtze River from manufacturing hubs deep inland.
09 Sep 2014
The port of Tucson, Arizona, will soon gain more capacity and have less traffic congestion, thanks to a expansi
Duisport, Germany, inland port
28 Aug 2014
Expansion of Duisburg’s container terminals has entered a new stage, taking the large German inland river port one step closer to meeting increased demand and additional rail traffic.
25 Aug 2014
Port San Antonio named a new president and CEO on Aug. 25, tapping a 25-year economic development veteran to lead the inland industrial development agency.
12 Jun 2014
Cargo growth at a major intermodal complex outside of Chicago has triggered a fight between the developer and users of the inland port and a village fearful of accidents caused by the increased congestion.
BMW exports autos through Port of Charleston
01 Apr 2014
South Carolina’s new inland port at Greer will get a big increase in the volume of autos and containers it handles for rail shipment to and from the Port of Charleston over the next couple of years. The leg up will come from the $1 billion investment that BMW announced March 28 to expand production at its automobile plant in nearby Spartanburg over the next two years.
Monterrey, Mexico
19 Mar 2014
The inland port of Monterrey, Mexico, is attracting new shippers, and new customs legislation will allow existing and future tenants to more easily tap foreign trade zone benefits.
29 Jan 2014
President Obama touched on trade, transportation infrastructure, water resources, natural gas fueling networks and trucks in his State of the Union address, pledging to use executive orders to advance his agenda where possible.