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Smaller Ports Find Their Niche
Smaller ports can find their niche by targeting non-container uses such as break-bulk operations, cold supply chains, and dedicated single-use terminals.
How can smaller or inland ports take advantage of a share of the growth in overall port traffic?
 

John Carver, Executive Vice President, Ports Airports and Global Infastructure Group, Jones Lang LaSalle
Containerized cargo represents the most coveted — and the most profitable — use for the U.S. maritime industry. It also requires the greatest upfront investment in both channel and pier-side improvements. Further, container terminals are of most value to the carrier lines and their customers when they are built to a critical mass of volume and can accommodate the larger vessels in their fleets. However, there are many other viable non-container maritime uses for the smaller ports to cater to in order to find their niche and capture market share. These can include break-bulk operations, heavy equipment, automobiles, raw materials, cold supply chain, and dedicated single-use terminals.
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