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What does international logistics node mean?

Basenton International Logistics Node

International logistics nodes refer to those logistics nodes that engage in activities related to international logistics.
International logistics nodes are mainly divided into transit nodes, storage nodes, circulation nodes and comprehensive nodes.
Among them, ports, ports, bonded zones, export processing zones, bonded logistics parks, bonded port zones, and free trade zones are special nodes that domestic logistics do not have.
Transshipment nodes – freight stations on railway transport lines, stations on road transport lines, airports on air transport lines, ports on water transport lines, transfer stations and ports between different modes of transport, etc.
Storage node—all kinds of warehouses in the international network system
Circulation nodes—logistic bases, circulation warehouses, distribution centers, etc. in modern logistics
Comprehensive node—full realization of two or more main functions on one node
Connection conversion function
storage reserve function
Logistics information function
Logistics management function
Logistics system optimization function
The original meaning of port refers to the coastal port designated by the state for foreign trade.

But now, the country has also set up ports in the places where international combined transportation, international aviation, international postal and mail exchange business, and other foreign trade and border trade activities are carried out.
Classification of ports
1. Divided by approved permissions
Class I ports refer to ports opened with the approval of the State Council.
The second-class port refers to the port approved and managed by the provincial people’s government.
2. According to the mode of transportation entering and leaving the country
There are three types of ports, land ports and air ports.
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(1) Ports and their types
According to their basic functions, ports can be divided into four types: commercial ports, fishing ports, military ports and safe havens. The ports described in this section only refer to commercial ports related to international logistics.

(2) The role of ports
Ports play a very important and strategic role in modern international production, trade and transportation systems and are playing an increasingly important role.
In the era of integrated logistics, the function of the port will develop in the direction of an all-round value-added service center. Generally speaking, it mainly has the functions of 5 “centers”.
First, the logistics service center
Second, the business center
Third, the Information and Communication Service Center
Fourth, the modern industrial center
Fifth, the backup service center 

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