From a hub port city to a global supply chain management center : a case study of Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-115
Journal / PublicationJournal of Transport Geography
Issue number1
Early online date27 Mar 2009
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


This paper explores the critical challenges encountered in the transformation process of Hong Kong from a freight transport hub city to a knowledge-based global supply chain management center (GSCMC). The exploration involves an examination of the structural issues of the logistics industry in Hong Kong within the framework of global value chains (GVC). A questionnaire survey and a series of interviews were conducted to reveal the essential problems that the key parties of the Hong Kong logistics industry face if the transition of Hong Kong into a GSCMC is to be successful in all segments of the industry. Through a categorical analysis of logistics segments, the hurdles to the GSCMC as well as the institutional measures are also discussed in this paper.

Research Area(s)

  • Container port, Gateway city, Global supply chains, Hong Kong, Logistics hub