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Definition of Infrastructure and its Composition

Definition of Infrastructure and its Composition

Infrastructure

  • Infrastructure can be defined as anything that facilitates the production of services and goods for example roads are important because they help in transporting goods and distributing them to the market.
  • The port infrastructure is the base for port operations to serve the vessel, cargo and passengers which pass through ports. This means that the design of port infrastructures should anticipate the needs of the Waterborne, logistics and transport sector.
  • Two types of Port Infrastructure¬†
    • Superstructure – may include port equipment, cargo handling equipment like fork lifts, pallets, cranes, excavators etc.¬†
    • Infrastructure – may include buildings, roads, information technology, hospitals, police centres, etc. and Security Equipment.