Challenges of Inland Container Depots in Nigeria
Keywords:Inland container depots, inland terminals, intermodal transport, container handling, dry port
The concept of inland container depots (ICD) has been in existence for over 35 years to mitigate the major problem of port congestion in developed and developing countries due to the continuous increase in international business transactions through containers. As a result, most nations with Nigeria as a case study have faced serious challenges in implementing and operating inland container depots. This research summarizes the major challenges from literature review and findings from port stakeholders based on the current trend. A functional process framework and effective linkages from the ports to respective ICD with modern intermodal transport infrastructure are required for sustainable operation of ICD.
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