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China Logistics Industry

  • ID: 451109
  • Report
  • September 2006
  • Region: China
  • 100 Pages
  • China Knowledge Press
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China is a sprawling nation covering some 9.5 million sq km. Getting resources across this vast area to reach the country’s 1.3 billion people is no easy task. For that reason, China’s logistics industry is one of the most vibrant and potentially rewarding industries in the country. Over the last few years, China’s logistics industry has attracted a large amount of attention – be it from manufacturers, wholesalers, logistics service providers, educational organizations, or research institutions.

As the most populous nation in the world, China’s logistics industry has taken on a life of its own. In order to understand the logistics industry as a whole and tap into the potential wealth that the country holds in this area, it is necessary to have an overview of the various segments of the industry.

This report tries to provide just that. It begins with a brief overview of the logistics industry in China as a whole. Following this, the report breaks up to discuss the various modes of transportation employed in China’s logistics industry. Also, because China is so large, the logistics in one small portion of the country is almost certain to be vastly different from another. This report details developments in several major regions of China.

A brief analysis is also given of logistics services catering to various key industries in China such as the automobiles industry or the iron and steel industries. This is followed by an in-depth discussion of third-party logistics providers in China.

Finally, the report ends with several recommendations on the future of logistics in China and potential for investments and opportunities in this industry. It is hoped that the reader will be able to obtain a preliminary understanding of the logistics industry in China.
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Chapter One Environmental analysis
1.1 China government’s related policies for logistics industrial development
1.1.1 Issues on promoting the development of China’s modern logistics industry
1.1.2 “Opinions” issued by the State Council
1.2 WTO and the development of China’s logistics industry
1.2.1 The related clauses and contents with logistics industry on WTO
1.2.2 Details of logistics-related WTO requirements
1.2.3 Current situation of the policies and rules pertaining to China’s logistics industry
1.2.4 Trend of the relevant laws on logistics after China’s accession to the WTO
1.3 The current situation of China’s logistics technology and outfits
1.3.1 Current situation in the application of transport technology
1.3.2 The current situation of application and trend of development on warehousing technology
1.4 The situation in applying logistics information in China
1.4.1 Barcode technology
1.4.2 Application of EDI
1.4.3 The application of software for logistics management

Chapter Two Latest developments
2.1 The operational situation of the industry
2.1.1 The primary structure of China’s enterprises of logistics
2.1.2 The trend of macro-economic policies on China’s logistics industry
2.2 Operational traits of the industry
2.2.1 Comprehensive development of China’s logistics industry
2.2.2 Foreign capital in China’s logistics industry
2.2.3 Adjustments and integration in the logistics industry
2.2.4 Enterprises in field of the third party logistics (TPL) saw quick growth in 2005 Important figures in China’s warehousing industry in 2005 Increase of average inventory and improvements in handling speed Convergence of various logistics centers

Chapter Three Various modes of transportation
3.1 An overview of the four major modes of transportation
3.1.1 Highways
3.1.2 Railways
3.1.3 Ports
3.1.4 Civil aviation
3.2 The economics of highways and waterways for the first three quarters of 2005
3.2.1 Coal handling in China on the rise
3.2.2 Container throughput from foreign trade up, especially with the U.S., Singapore and Europe
3.2.3 Construction of communication infrastructure
3.2.4 Problems within the sector
3.3 Civil aviation
3.3.1 Airport management
3.4 China’s railroads
3.4.1 Problems faced by China’s railroads industry

Chapter Four Logistics development in the major areas
4.1 China’s Pearl River Delta (PRD)
4.1.1 Closer economic partnership agreement
4.1.2 Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
4.1.3 Logistics Parks in the Pearl River Delta
4.1.4 Developments in Shenzhen
4.2 China’s Yangtze River Delta (YRD)
4.2.1 Logistics parks in the Yangtze River Delta
4.2.2 Developments in Shanghai
4.2.3 Port choices in the Yangtze River Delta
4.3 Northeast China
4.3.1 Traits of the logistics industry in China’s northeast
4.3.2 Advantages of modernizing Northeast China’s logistics industry
4.3.3 Existing problems in the Northeast’s logistics industry
4.4 The Bohai Sea Rim
4.4.1 Logistics parks on the Bohai Sea Rim
4.5 Central China
4.5.1 The significance of developing Central China’s logistics industry
4.5.2 The problems in developing the central region’s logistics industry
4.6 Western China

Chapter Five Logistics in important industries
5.1 Coal
5.2 Automobiles
5.2.1 The potential of China’s automotive logistics industry
5.2.2 Reducing costs of automotive logistics
5.3 Petrochemicals
5.4 Iron and steel
5.5 Retailing

Chapter Six China’s Third Party Logistics (TPL)
6.1 The Current Situation of China’s Third Party Logistics
6.2 The general situation of China’s TPL in 2005
6.2.1. The division of TPL markets during the growth of the industry
6.2.2. Effects of competition on TPL enterprises
6.2.3 Further improvements in the TPL market environment
6.3 Current problems in TPL
6.3.1 Backward ideologies
6.3.2 Highlighting the dilemma on market demands
6.3.3 Inferior logistics enterprises disturbing the whole order of markets
6.4 The current situation of China’s TPL market
6.4.1 Gradually normative freight traffic market by highways
6.4.2 The competitive air market of freight traffic
6.4.3 Abundant supply and demand in China’s container freight markets
6.4.4 Further development of the TPL market
6.5 Analysis of the competition of China TPL market

Chapter Seven Trends and developments
7.1 Long-term development trends in China’s logistics industry
7.1.1 Growth will move into the next decade
7.1.2 The Future of China’s logistics in numbers:
7.1.3 Building a new environment for the Chinese logistics sector
7.2 Situational analysis of foreign investments in China’s logistic industry
7.2.1 Foreign investments actively enter into China’s logistics industry
7.3 The analysis on investments in China’s logistics industry
7.3.1 The demand for logistics equipment in the next one to three years
7.3.2 The scope of investments in logistics industry
7.3.3 Some comments on the logistics industry
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