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GLOBAL AND EMERGING LOGISTICS HUBS

November 2015

Summary

Over the past 35 years, global trade has increased by nearly 600%, propelling the growth of logistics hubs in virtually every country around the world.

These hubs are connected via hub-and-spoke systems centered around 30 global logistics hubs—including the likes of Los Angeles, Chicago, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London and Paris—that form the backbone of today’s global supply chain.

However, as emerging markets grow and new centers of production materialize, 20 emerging markets are on the verge of becoming global logistics hubs over the next decade, including South Florida, Bajio, Busan, Suzhou, Berlin and Amsterdam.

These locations warrant close attention from the marketplace, as logistics hubs are typically home to large clusters of distribution facilities that are highly sought after by major real estate investors and logistics operators.

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Global and Emerging Logistics Hubs

For more information about this report, please contact:

David Egan Head of Industrial & Logistics Research, Americas & Global
Jason Fong Research Manager, Asia Pacific Research
Machiel Wolters Head of Industrial & Logistics Research, EMEA
Richard Barkham, Ph.D. Chief Economist, Global & Head of Americas Research
Henry Chin, Ph.D. Head of Research Research
Neil Blake, Ph.D. Global Head, Forecasting and Analytics
Spencer Levy Chairman, Americas Research & Senior Economic Advisor