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The Asia-Pacific exchange and funding assessment is a biannual, peer-reviewed magazine for the dissemination of well timed info and study research at the new, rising problems with alternate, funding and firm improvement in Asia and the Pacific. basically aimed toward govt policymakers, researchers and representatives of the personal zone, the evaluate imparts info at the most up-to-date tendencies in exchange and funding coverage concerns dealing with the zone.

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An example is the ownership and operation of railway lines, ports and airports. In such cases, Governments may choose to own, control and operate the underlying infrastructure rather than entrusting such activities to private enterprise. Figure 1. An overview of the logistics supply chain Inputs Logistics services Production Logistics information systems Logistics services Logistics infrastructure and resources Distribution Logistics services Consumption Source: Australian Bureau of Transport Economics, “Logistics in Australia: A preliminary analysis”, Working Paper 49, October 2001, p.

Nevertheless, it is notable that the industry is gradually becoming more concentrated as a result of a competitive disadvantage faced by the smaller truck owner-operators – namely, the difficulties associated with maximizing truck use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Large, foreign freight companies have become prominent in the industry through capitalizing on this disadvantage. It is yet to be seen whether Australian competition law, which is discussed in more detail below, will have a role to play in addressing increasing concentration in this sector.

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