Webinar on development of PPP dry ports, key features and challenges, showcased with examples from Angola, Egypt and India

07 décembre 2022
11:00 - 12:30 hrs.

With over 80 per cent of the volume and 70 per cent of the value of world merchandise trade carried by seaports, seaports are key nodes in the global network of interconnected supply chains and economic interdependency that also serve as catalysts of economic growth and development.

The development of one or more dry ports can be a way to further improve the logistics and supply chain efficiency of a country by reducing congestion at the seaports and improving the reliability of cargo transport between the dry port and shipper/importer, given the dry port facility’s potential proximity to the final market.

One mechanism that has supported the development of ports and logistics are Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). Ports and terminals benefit from the participation of private port operators, not only in terms of capital contribution, but also in relation to the transfer of expertise and technologies. 

In co-operation with UNCTAD, the World Association of PPP Units & Professionals (WAPPP) will organise an online roundtable to discuss the development of PPPs for dry ports and aims to cover the following areas among others:

  • Discuss the concept of dry ports and important commercial elements in dry port development.
  • Outline project specific challenges in the design and delivery of PPPs for dry ports.
  • Provide examples of key commercial and financial risks, and other risks.
  • Presentation of dry port projects and programs from Angola, Egypt, and India.
  • Discuss the role of different players including government, private sector, development banks and international organizations in dry port development and PPPs.


  • Frida Youssef, Chief of the Transport Section, Trade Logistics Branch, DTL, UNCTAD


  • Catarino Pereira, Chairman, Angolan Cargo & Logistics Regulatory Agency (ARCCLA)
  • Marcos Martinez, Head of PPP-Advisory Unit, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Jesper H. Boll, Managing Director, Logistics Value Chain, ARISE Integrated Industrial Platforms (ARISE IIP)
  • Nivesh Chaudhary, Managing Director, Infrastructure Advisory, ASCELA

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Transport, logistics and trade facilitation Transport, logistics and trade facilitation



Frida Youssef
Chief of the Transport Section
Trade Logistics Branch, UNCTAD

Erik Wehl
Chair, WAPPP Port Chapter