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Cgf summary logistics

  1. 1. Logistics Objectives of the session  The objective of the session was to bring together representatives of stakeholder groups to identify the main impediments to regional connectivity and discuss practical solutions to removing these barriers hindering the region's competitiveness Key messages from the panel to CGF participants    Investing in human resources and building the capacity of personnel working in logistics Increasing utilization rates / efficiency factors at ports should take precedent over physical expansion investments Promoting better use of schooner vessels and inter-island small craft feeder services for interisland connecting routes will be necessary to complement the large-tier services from transshipment and the secondary tier direct services to/from Miami and other large regional hubs. Key messages from the CGF participants to the panel      We must also focus on the in-land portion of the logistics bottlenecks (not just the maritime leg), including cold storage, road quality and congestion, links between ports and processing zones. We cannot forget to support and strengthen the "soft" side of the logistics business, including services such as trucking (what is the state of the trucking industry? how competitive is it?); freight forwarding and consolidating; warehousing and inventory management; customs clearance and brokerage; SPS regulations and inspections (which must be harmonized). The shipping business goes hand-in-hand with the aviation business. We should look at the use of air carrier belly space for cargo, the facilities, services and regulations that support that business as a growing and important complement to ocean freight.

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