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Tanzania hopes port upgrade will strengthen regional hand

Tanzania is beefing up its major port, the Port of Dar es Salaam, to cut delays and absorb rising demand. Planned improvement works are all the more urgent as ports in nearby South Africa and Kenya are also upgrading, as Gordon Feller reports.

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East Asian instability and the North Korea question

North Korea’s nuclear arms testing has led to ramped-up sanctions against the country – but also unintended consequences in neighbouring China. It is a reminder to business and political leaders that risks are hard to assess but easy to spread, as Erika Morphy reports.

London logistics market set for consumer-led transformation: JLL report

In its latest Logistics in London report, JLL reports that consumer behaviour is set to bring big alterations to the UK capital's logistics scene.

European logistics FDI struggles to maintain 2016 resurgence

After a three-year decline, greenfield FDI into Europe's logistics, distribution and transportation sector rebounded strongly in 2016. However, so far in 2017, the upward trend does not look sustainable, as Cara Lyttle reports.

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Investing in infrastructure: if you build the right financial structures, will investors come?

The need for foreign investment in infrastructure is not going away; if anything, it keeps on growing. Public-private partnerships may well be the way forward but, as Natasha Turak finds out, governments need to up their game.

Race to finance Asia's infrastructure heats up

The competition between institutions to bridge Asia’s financing gap is both good news and bad. John West reports from the ADB’s annual meeting in Yokohama.

Growth of urban logistic facilities set to rise

Urban logistics is the next real estate opportunity, says a report, as environmental and efficiency challenges drive the development of facilities within cities.

China and India drive transport sector

Law firm’s annual survey clarifies outlook for global transport services.

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Caribbean islands compete for Panama Canal shipping spoils

As the expanded Panama Canal opens, ports in countries such as Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas are investing in harbour facilities and logistics operations with an eye to reaping the commercial benefits.

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UK and Mexico lead on logistics FDI

The transportation and warehousing and storage sectors form the backbone of the logistics industry, and it is the UK and Mexico that are attracting the most FDI in this field, although the US and China also score well on a country basis, while on a city level Dubai and Singapore have proved popular. 

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