Dry port
A dry port is an inland intermodal terminal directly connected by road
A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two places, which typically has been paved or otherwise improved to allow travel by some conveyance, including a horse, cart, or motor vehicle. Roads consist of one, or sometimes two, roadways each with one or more lanes and also any...

 or rail
Rail transport
Rail transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods by way of wheeled vehicles running on rail tracks. In contrast to road transport, where vehicles merely run on a prepared surface, rail vehicles are also directionally guided by the tracks they run on...

 to a seaport and operating as a centre for the transshipment
Transshipment or Transhipment is the shipment of goods or containers to an intermediate destination, and then from there to yet another destination....

 of sea cargo to inland destinations.

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.

How they make import and export easier, and increase trade

Better customs checking/clearance/easier collection of taxes/revenue

Better Hinterland Connectivity

Better transport links/easier and cheaper transport to the associated sea port

Container (stuffing and stripping) facilities

Better management

Storage in sheds and open areas

Refrigeration available (in case of reefer container terminals)

Quicker processing/less time lost/avoid delays at associated sea port

Less congestion at associated sea port/eases pressure at associated sea port

Dry Ports in America

- Guanajuato Inland Port
Guanajuato Inland Port
Located at the center of Mexico Guanajuato Inland Port or GTO Inland Port is a dry port facility in Guanajuato, Mexico.- Industrial Parks :...

 - Silao, Guanajuato
Silao is a city in the west-central part of the state of Guanajuato in Mexico. It is the seat of the municipio with the same name. As of the 2005 census, the city had a population of 147,123, making it the seventh-largest community in the state...

, Mexico
The United Mexican States , commonly known as Mexico , is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of...

- Largest Dry Port in Latin America - GTO Inland Port
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