Global logistics city concept: a cluster-led strategy under the belt and road initiative

Chhetri, P, Nkhoma, M, Peszynski, K, Chhetri, A and Lee, P 2018, 'Global logistics city concept: a cluster-led strategy under the belt and road initiative', Maritime Policy and Management, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 319-335.


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Title Global logistics city concept: a cluster-led strategy under the belt and road initiative
Author(s) Chhetri, P
Nkhoma, M
Peszynski, K
Chhetri, A
Lee, P
Year 2018
Journal name Maritime Policy and Management
Volume number 45
Issue number 3
Start page 319
End page 335
Total pages 17
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper develops a cluster-led strategic policy framework to assess the strategic positioning of key global logistics cities in Asia, most of which are affected by the 'Belt and Road (B & R) Initiative.' One of the key challenges that the B & R Initiative is facing is underdeveloped logistics infrastructure in Asia, not to mention road congestion, dilapidated infrastructure, incessant supply chain disruptions, and capacity constraint, which imposes significant economic costs. Global logistics cities are evaluated on logistics infrastructure capacity and service responsiveness. This involves selecting the key global logistics cities, identifying key indicators, standardising and indexing, mapping dimensions of global logistics cities, and developing the cluster-led strategic policy framework. The results indicate the prevalence of a multi-tier system wherein Shanghai and Hong Kong have attained the maturity of a global logistics city, whilst Manila, Jakarta, and Bangalore are making slow but steady progress in that direction. In contrast, Dhaka, Phnom Penh, and Ho Chi Minh City are showing potential but require further enhancement through significant investment in infrastructure and service delivery improvement. The cluster-led strategic policy framework formulates actions and strategies through which emergent logistics networks can be strategically aligned and functionally integrated with B & R-oriented global trading hubs and transport corridors..
Subject Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Keyword(s) belt and road initiative (B&R)
cluster theory
Global logistic city
logistics infrastructure
service responsiveness
strategic policy
DOI - identifier 10.1080/03088839.2017.1400700
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ISSN 0308-8839
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