Category Archives: Transportation

The law and autonomous vehicles: top six articles from the World Economic Forum

Diverless cars have already hit the roads but what happens if one of them hits you? In other words what is the legal framework that governs this and other expressions of the so called Fourth Industrial Revolution? 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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Air transport logistics is indispensable for tourism

51% of international tourists travel by air. 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 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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Jamaica Logistics Hub: Leveraging the Power of Speed and Connectivity

The Government of Jamaica is creating the enabling environment that will be attractive to firms that engage in all forms of multimodal logistics. Continue reading

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Jamaica Moves To Position Itself As a Global Logistics Hub

Jamaica’s swashbuckling days are long behind it however it geo-strategic potential still remains strong. Jamaica is smack dab in the middle of both the western hemisphere – North and South America. Just think half way between the largest market in the world in the USA and one of the top emerging economies in Brazil – what are the possibilities? Continue reading

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New Incoterms 2010

By: Carsten Lexa, LL.M. The Incoterms (“International Commercial Terms”)  are a series of international sales terms, published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and widely used in international commercial transactions.  These sales terms that govern delivery duties, transportation duties, duties regarding … Continue reading

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Interconnectivity of Continents

By Charles Wanguhu Well with Ash rising over European skies causing all kinds of travel chaos, it is quite suprising and hard to fathom the impact of one volcano is having on the continent of europe and over its neighbours. At … Continue reading

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