The increase of flows in the container supply chains is largely driven by the growth in demand for container transportation. In order to meet the demands of clients, an ongoing improvement of the transport chain structure is underway. The successful development of container maritime terminal requires a corresponding growth of capacity of inland terminal infrastructure, like roads and railways, establishing vital links between entities. As such, the paper presents an empirical analysis from the technical, economical, operational, and ecological perspectives of Russian seaport container terminals that depend on dry ports construction. The justification of dry ports implementation as a main reserve, whereby the major seaport terminals’ productivity is enhanced, is investigated with simulation approach, which allows to compare the performance of the chain under varying conditions.
Keywords: Russian seaport container terminals, dry ports, intermodal transport chains, simulation