In the modern world, economic activity is globally integrated and trade is an increasingly important component of a country’s GDP. Logistics hubs are centerpieces for trading functions and identifying such hubs is important for occupiers, developers, and investors.
CBRE has developed a framework to analyse and rank logistics hubs in Asia Pacific based on their three primary demand drivers – Infrastructure, Market demand and Business environment. Using this demand-driven analysis, we have ranked 67 logistics hubs in Asia Pacific into global, regional, and local hubs.
CBRE has identified eight global hubs in Asia Pacific located in Greater China (Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Hong Kong); Japan (Tokyo, Osaka-Kobe); and Singapore. These global hubs are either key manufacturing centres (Shenzhen, Guangzhou); have strong consumption power (Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore); or are strategic gateways to the global economy (Tianjin, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Osaka).
Various regional and local hubs are growing in importance due to the shift in low-end manufacturing; rising consumption power; infrastructure and policy developments; and the search for cost efficiencies. Major emerging hubs include Delhi, Busan, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Ho Chi Minh City, Chengdu and Kunming.
|Henry Chin, Ph.D.
Head of Research, Asia Pacific
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Asia Pacific Logistics Research Specialist, Asia Pacific Research
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Associate Director, Asia Pacific Research
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Manager, Research, Asia Pacific Research
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