The Globalization and formation of worldwide economic bloc have brought changes not only in the world’s commerce structure but also in the management structure of multinational corporations.
Multinational corporations are setting up SCM(Supply Chain Management) based B2B clusters by building production and logistics base at the strategic locations such as the vicinity of national ports or airports. One of the representative example regions is China-Korea-Japan in Northeast Asia as network expansion and global production and procurement.
Currently, the need of multi-purposed logistics facility to perform value-added logistics function is increasing in Busan. The cross channel ferry service between Busan and Japan and is a typical transportation means in the region.
However, as the ferry is focused more on passengers, the lead-time is usually longer in aspect of logistics. Thus, to meet the increasing demands for time saving, timeliness, reliability, cost cutting and so forth, Ro-Ro transportation in the region is expected to increase and it requires multi-purposed logistics facility for added value to attain this end.
In this research, the author focuses on the linkage of Busan and Japan trans-border economic bloc and suggests the shaping plan for Korea-Japan trans-border logistics centre in Busan new port and formulation of Ro-Ro terminal in cooperation with cities of Kyushu, Japan.
In addition, the one-stop application for block planning throughout analysis for logistics environment and current situation of Busan and Kyushu economic bloc and formulation of development plan for multi-purposed Ro-Ro terminal in Busan New Port are analysed.
As a result, proposals for Busan New Port to absorb more value and throughput from the west coast of Japan and an upgrade to integrated service port are suggested.