Logistics in China

  • Feng Chen
  • Chung-Yee LeeEmail author
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 181)


China is undergoing exciting economic changes. Many of these will impact, or are impacted by, Logistics. In this paper, we summarize the current status of Chinese Logistics. We discuss issues related to the various transport modes: water, rail, road, air and intermodal, and their use by firms and by 3PLs (third party logistics providers). Two case studies are presented. Possible paths are formulated for the future development of Logistics in China.


Logistics Service Logistics Infrastructure Free Trade Zone Freight Traffic Party Logistics 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



We would like to thank Editor James Bookbinder for his extensive comments and suggestions which helped to improve significantly the presentation of this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics ManagementShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics ManagementHong Kong University of Science and TechnologyKowloonHong Kong

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