Global Hubs....Where?

20FOOT

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As we get more globalisation of the Suply Chain, Global and REgional hubs continue to spring up. For example in SE Asia, Singapore has always been a major hub.

Where do you think the other major hubs are?

Amsterdam
Hong Kong
Los Angeles
.....
 

paul

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Re: Global Hubs....Where?

Yes, I think you are correct. Maybe one in the Middle East. I don't really know the geography too well but I believe that Dubai would be a likely location.


The other areas would have to be Africa and South America - I haven't had much experience in these areas so not sure.


Why do you ask?
 

20FOOT

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Re: Global Hubs....Where?

Paul,

Just curious. Perhaps we are seeing the emergence of new major hubs, particularly in Asia?
 

paul

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Re: Global Hubs....Where?

see these comments from an article in Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies — December, 2000

Big Ships Mean Bigger Ports, But What About Service?


http://www.glscs.com/archives/12.00.Ports.htm?adcode=75

"Only a handful of ports qualify as hub ports in the Maersk Sealand network, according to Communications Manager Tom Boyd. In the U.S., they include New York/New Jersey and Long Beach. The California hub will shift to Los Angeles when work is completed on a 485-acre container terminal — largest in the world — at the newly built Pier 400. In addition, the line will soon select a South Atlantic hub from among Charleston, S.C.; Savannah, Ga.; and Florida.

In Europe, Maersk Sealand concentrates operations at Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Gioia Tauro, Italy; and Algeciras, Spain. Rounding out the roster of hubs are Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Yokohama, Japan; and Salalah, Oman. Additional ports are served by smaller ships or through Maersk Sealand's growing number of alliances with other carriers"
 

Trucks n Sheds

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Russia? Do you really think so. Could it really be a 'hub'. ? Not sure that it is on a key route to anywhere.
 

Scoperta

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Hey,

From my work in the ocean freight planning (based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) I can say:

1. Singapore.
2. Hong Kong.
3. Shanghai
4. Giotauro
5. Jebel Ali (Duabi Port).

And none of the US, Russian, South American and Australian ports could be a hub due to their locations.

Cheers
 

TopLink

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Re: Global Hubs....Where?

Hey,

From my work in the ocean freight planning (based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) I can say:

1. Singapore.
2. Hong Kong.
3. Shanghai
4. Giotauro
5. Jebel Ali (Duabi Port).

And none of the US, Russian, South American and Australian ports could be a hub due to their locations.

Cheers
Interesting thoughts Scoperta.

I guess to be a viable hub, the location needs to be either at the start, the end, or at the intersection of major trade routes. So the only one on your list that seems a bit out of place is Gio Tauro (Italy). Why do you include that one?
 

Deepak Arecal

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How about the Indian or Srilankan Ports...? these ports can become a hub and Indian Govt also working towards that and they have taken some project
 

Loggie

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Interesting thoughts Scoperta.

I guess to be a viable hub, the location needs to be either at the start, the end, or at the intersection of major trade routes. So the only one on your list that seems a bit out of place is Gio Tauro (Italy). Why do you include that one?
Tend to agree. Where is Italy on the way to ? :confused:
 

Deepak Arecal

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Yes, Italy lay in the center of the word map so it can reach both Asian countries through The Suez Canal as well as western countries through UK. So it can be a HUB but you will find many good ports in and around the Italy.
 

adnilzob

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I believe the way Dubai is coming up as the global hub, it will be very difficult to replicate the same model anywhere closeby to Dubai.
The immaculate integration of sea, land and air within Dubai World Central is appreciable. The availability of deep water port and the visionary approach to construction of Dubai World will probably encourage other players to align its operation with the operation of Dubai World. I feel others will have to align their objectives to complement Dubai and not compete with it.

As far as Sri Lanka is concened, it is wonderfully located as far geography is concerned, but the political situation and the lack of initiative by the Government prevented it from becoming the hub for Asia, Europe and Africa.

As far Italy is concerned, I doubt it has much scope to become a hub in the true sense.
 

Andy

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Dubai? Not so sure about that. To be a viable hub, don't you think that the hub needs to be close to major customer demand or close to major sources of Supply? Otherwise it is just makes double handling.

Rotterdam for example is fairly central for demand and supply in Europe. Singapore the same for Asia. Dubai? Not sure about that one, unless Africa is about to become the next China in terms of demand and supply.

Just my thoughts...
 

adnilzob

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Dubai? Not so sure about that. To be a viable hub, don't you think that the hub needs to be close to major customer demand or close to major sources of Supply? Otherwise it is just makes double handling.

Rotterdam for example is fairly central for demand and supply in Europe. Singapore the same for Asia. Dubai? Not sure about that one, unless Africa is about to become the next China in terms of demand and supply.

Just my thoughts...
You are right in case we are talking regarding local hubs. But when talking about global hubs, I believe Dubai has the biggest advantage.
It is at the centre of Asia/USA and Europe/Africa. As a local hub, though, also it has great advantage because Africa may not be the next China, but sure it's imports for consumer good is increasing and exports of raw materials too is heading up. It also caters to the local Middle East market which imports heavily from Chain and USA.

The stat shows that Dubai tanshiped about 4.7 mn TEUs in 2006 and till May 2007 it has trasnshipped 2.2 mn TEUs. This reflects the volume of transhipment that is taking place.

I am not talking Dubai as a hub which has to cater to a particular region only, but as a hub for doubling handling (as you call it) too.

I am attaching two photos, which may probably explain the geographical advantage that Dubai enjoys.

Would appreciate more input/suggestions on this.

Adil
 

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ChinaLilyZhu

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Interesting thoughts Scoperta.

I guess to be a viable hub, the location needs to be either at the start, the end, or at the intersection of major trade routes. So the only one on your list that seems a bit out of place is Gio Tauro (Italy). Why do you include that one?
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