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INLAND PORTS WORK FOR BULK
CARGO HANDLING MAKING INLAND WORK FOR BULK
01 Nov 2018

John Bensalhia looks at how bulk cargo handling can be a boon for inland ports looking to branch out from container handling

Thinking of establishing an inland terminal for handling bulk cargo? It could prove to be a wise investment. While inland ports tend to focus more on container handling, there's also opportunity for bulk cargoes. If there's no room at the port, then an inland port can be a good funnel for bulk business, both saving time and making money.

Some port organisations and authorities have seen the potential of both expanding and creating inland terminal facilities to handle bulk cargo. In Canada, $28.2m is to be invested in expanding the Ashcroft Terminal inland port (located around 211 miles east of Vancouver).
Singapore’s PSA International (which has a 60% stake in the terminal) will use this expansion as a means of connecting transloading operations with possible markets in the Asian region. The expansion is expected to be ready in summer 2021, with the investment money put into an additional rail connection with the CN mainline, expansion of the internal road network, and a new warehouse that will provide plenty of room for storage.


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