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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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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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Opportunities for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in a logistics centered economy

Opportunities abound for the MSMEs in a logistics centered economy, moreover, many of these opportunities do not lie in the distant future but are here and now. 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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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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