Category Archives: Jamaica’s Global Logistics Hub

Air transport logistics is indispensable for tourism

51% of international tourists travel by air. Continue reading

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Jamaica Logistics Hub: a timeline on creating an enabling business environment

A business friendly environment because it facilitates trade and investment is a large part of the foundational work being carried out by the Government of Jamaica. Continue reading

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Small businesses are the backbone of logistics

70-80% of companies engaged in logistics that are Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Continue reading

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A Simple Truth, Jamaica Best Positioned for Global Logistics Hub, Part II

What the logistics hub is intended to do is deepen and expand this participation. Continue reading

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A Simple Truth: Jamaica Best Positioned for Global Logistics Hub, Part I

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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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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A reflection on Jamaica’s Maritime Awareness Week 2014

Yes, the land of Bolt and Bob is a maritime state. While it is true that Jamaica isn’t often thought of in this way, even by Jamaican’s themselves, it is none the less true. Continue reading

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Jamaica’s Logistics Hub Initiative: Airfreight – The sleeping Giant

The development of Jamaica’s airfreight sector is indispensable and is a high priority for the Logistics Hub Initiative, even more so than its maritime counterpart. This is due to the fact that higher valued merchandise is usually transported by air and Jamaica’s air connectivity enhances our near shore advantage for goods destined to the Americas. 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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