Category Archives: Logistics

Blockchain technology: a sustainability tool for agriculture

Blockchain technology can enhance the sustainability of nations like Jamaica’s agricultural sector, by capturing the information which can be beneficial to all who access the distributive ledger such as farmers, retailers and consumers. It will avail farmers greater access to information such as global competitive pricing so that they can be better informed as to what to charge for their produce and not charge too much or too little. This is important for a farmer to be profitable and to a nation that is into exports such as Jamaica, they will be aware of the prices so they are competitive and make the best prices for their commodities. Continue reading

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A business component roadmap to Jamaica’s logistics centered economy

How is the Hub being implemented? What are the timelines? What is the economic value proposition? What type of industries will be attracted to the hub? What strategy will be used to attract the leading global companies? How will the hub be financed? What are the opportunities for local businesses? Continue reading

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The expanded Panama Canal and port expansion along the US East and Gulf coasts

The expanded Panama Canal is an important catalyst for these port investments, it is only one factor that is driving the port investments on the US east and Gulf coasts. As logistics, and particularly the transport component, continue to evolve only time will tell if these investments are justified. Continue reading

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The air transport sector globally is a significant employer

56.6 million jobs are supported globally by the air transport sector Continue reading

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85% of World Trade is in bulk goods

Containerized cargo represents a small but very important fraction of global trade. Continue reading

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Globalization has seen a greater convergence of goods and services trade

Did you know? Services accounts for 30% of the value created in manufacturing Continue reading

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Jamaica, why a logistics hub?

What Jamaica represents is a centralized location in the Americas where logistics and related activities can all be clustered on one island. Jamaica will become a platform for the use of digital technology to plan the design, production, packaging and distribution of goods; financial services; a strategic depot for the storage of natural resources, ship and airplane repair, legal services, tourism and so on. Continue reading

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Air connectivity: taking Jamaica to the world and the world to Jamaica

A nation’s development and prosperity are increasingly joined to its connectedness to the rest of the world. The Global Logistics Hub Initiative has the goal of integrating and expanding Jamaica’s role in the global supply and value production system. The Initiative is the government’s response, in the form of a growth and development strategy, to the challenges and opportunities of globalization Continue reading

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Jamaica’s Global Logistics Hub: So Much More Than Ports

The simplest answer is that ports and airports, while very important, in the main facilitate trade and economic activity while the SEZs are the drivers of economic activity, economic development and wealth creation for the people of Jamaica. Continue reading

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Jamaica Logistics Hub: Investment Opportunities

Expansive special economic zones facilitating assembly, warehousing, sorting, distribution and other value-added services, particularly for industries catering to time sensitive and high-value cargo Continue reading

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