Journal of International Logistics and Trade
Jungseok Research Institute of International Logistics and Trade

Freight Logistics: A New Area for Cooperation Between Korea and Australia?

Peter J. Rimmer*
1University of Canberra
*Corresponding author: Emeritus Professor and Visiting Fellow, Division of Pacific and Asian History, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, and Adjunct Professor of Urban Development and Housing, The University of Canberra, Australia. Email: Ian Heyward drew the accompanying figures and Dr. Sue Rimmer provided editorial comments and made important suggestions on structuring the paper.

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Published Online: Dec 31, 2003


The governments of Australia and the Republic of Korea recognize the importance of freight logistics in improving national competitive advantage. As they are seeking to capitalize on the economy-wide benefits to be derived from a world-class freight logistics industry, there is a need to keep abreast of their respective freight logistics policy initiatives as the basis for exploring prospects for mutual cooperation within the broader Asian-Pacific context. Attention here is focused on evaluating the Australian Government’s Freight Transport Logistics Industry Action Agenda to reflect on its relevance to the Korean Government’s aspirations to become the Business Hub of Northeast Asia as envisioned in the Presidential Committee’s Road Map for Promoting Northeast Asian Logistics Hub.