SEStran and the Transport Research Institute (TRI) are the Scottish partners in an multi-national European consortium, taking forward the Euro 4.8 million European project known as “Dryport “.
The aim of the project is to to examine the critical role that dryports can play in maximising the capacity and efficiency of sea ports, while also shifting traffic off the roads and on to rail or inland waterway.
The most important aspect of Dryport will be promoting the shift of goods from road to rail and water. Dryport will be looking at the development, design and effective operation of dryports that are fully integrated with the freight handling systems of the sea port facilities they support. The project will also look at; monitoring CO2 effects and the integration of dryports into the EU’s “Motorways of the Sea” concept.
A number of reports on projects relevant, or directly linked to the dryport project are available on the SEStran website. To access a specific report please visit the relevant projects page, or click on the link below :
In September 2008 SEStran became a Scottish Partner, along with TRI, in the European funded Dryport Project, using as its basis the Regional Transport Strategy and the Regional Freight Study. Within the Dryport project, SEStran has identified key elements of the Freight Action Plan that impact on the location and operation of a Dryport.
Sustainable Urban Distribution – Draft Report
This study is one of several studies into freight transport in the SEStran area that are part of the EU Dryport project, in which SEStran is participating.
This report provides a high-level overview of sustainable urban distribution in the SEStran area , with a focus on Urban Distribution Centres (UDCs) and the use of low carbon vehicles.