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EMEA logistics map shifts from west to east into CEE

July 2015

Change in trade, technology, infrastructure and operating models are re-shaping the EMEA logistics landscape according to Colliers.

There is growing evidence that Europe’s logistics landscape is evolving as predicted in Colliers International’s Industrial and Logistics EMEA report series. Distribution channels continue to shift from west to east into CEE, supported by improving infrastructure, trade growth, market demand and increasing supply chain efficiencies. This is coupled with an increase in manufacturing running north to south, structurally altering the European logistics landscape.

“The confluence of shifting global trade routes, new infrastructure in Europe, the rapid emergence of e-commerce, growing CEE market demand and improvements in supply chain efficiencies all have their part to play in this evolution. Things don’t stop here – the emergence, and need, for multi-modal freight capacity and energy efficient transportation and supply chains will continue to transform the hub and spoke model, significantly impacting the logistics landscape and our towns and cities in future,” said Damian Harrington, Regional Director of Research for Colliers International.

Ports servicing Northern Poland and Germany have been at the top of the pile, which is helping drive logistics demand across northern Germany into Poland and the core CEE markets.