Logistics area definition in the National Logistics Strategy
A logistics activity center is a demarcated area within which, different economic operators carry out all activities relating to transport, logistics and distribution of goods, both destinated for national and international transit.
Logistics area is considered as a real logistics added-value located near to the economic operators and the consumers, which allows channelling and concentration of necessary flows for a competitive and valuable provision of services.
The development of a logistics area requires appropriate connectivity in terms of logistics infrastructure (road, rail, airports and maritime ports).
Characteristics of the logistics areas
• Delimited complex
• Centralized management
• Spaces and infrastructures designed for logistics activities
• Linear or nodal infrastructures
• Presence of numerous operators of logistics, transport and services
• Specialized services
• Logistics real estate available for all the economic operators (Multi-user area)
Logistics Areas Contribution
The development of logistics areas would have a significant impact; it will allows:
- To gain competitiveness and productivity, by minimizing logistics-related costs (warehousing, materials handling, transport,…),
- Downtowns to become de-bottlenecked, through reducing forms of nuisance caused by heavy tracks traffic inside urban areas, as well as the delocation of urban storage areas to logistics areas in order to allow for the revaluation of the released property.
- To improve consumers purchasing power through ensuring prices transparency following the creation of market-place (agro-commercial and building materials flows) and by reducing the size of intermediation,
- To reduce reducing the crossed distances and cutting down green-house gazes emissions.