Inland Port Districts

inland port districtDepending on the geographic circumstance and market situation, increasingly there are cases for an expanding supply chain role for strategic logistics hubs that are part of a global market-domestic seaport-inland market system. Typically but not necessarily exclusively these assets are connected by rail and benefitted by hub and spoke efficiencies. In the right locations, there are cases where these hubs can compete as locations for manufacturing investment.

Whether moving product inbound or outbound, we have witnessed a range of shippers that have sought a variety of value-add advantages in these hubs over non-logistics advantaged sites, including:

  • A system that is designed to be a streamlined system for cargo handling, limiting the number of handlings
  • Provisions for both systemic and episodic storage and distribution
  • A setting where quick-ship or expedited requirements can be accommodated with ease
  • Seamless connections to trans-oceanic maritime services, allowing for guaranteed multimodal transport times