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Here’s an interesting concept that doesn’t seem to have been explored before in any great detail – the development of global air cargo hubs that act as key nodes in a worldwide air freight network, as discussed in a new book that this blog from UPS is based upon. While The Loadstar has previously looked in-depth at the development of urban megalopolises and the giant container ports needed to serve them, the air freight business serves a different logistics purpose for society. So here’s three emerging airports – Zhengzhou, Dubai (the new one) and Panama – and why the shape of the global economy may in their hands

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