Container Security at Dry Ports

  • Girish Gujar
  • Adolf K. Y. Ng
  • Zaili Yang
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics book series (PSME)


This chapter zooms inwards and addresses maritime/container security at the market located in the hinterland regions. It investigates container security at dry ports and analyses what impact stringent container inspections by the customs will have on associated risks, either with or without apportioning of liability of dry port operators. It introduces and classifies dry ports and discusses their maritime security. Also, the chapter introduces the national regulatory competencies in India and discusses the liability of dry ports. Finally, the chapter describes a study investigating container security failure of 26 dry ports located in five different regions in India.


Dry port Container security failure Regulatory competency India 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Girish Gujar
    • 1
  • Adolf K. Y. Ng
    • 2
  • Zaili Yang
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Business and ManagementBeijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International CollegeZhuhaiChina
  2. 2.Department of Supply Chain ManagementAsper School of Business St. John’s College University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  3. 3.Department of Maritime & Mechanical EngineeringLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK

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