现代物流作为一个跨部门、 跨行业、 跨地域的综合系统， 从为社会提供采购、运输、仓储等传统服务，扩展到以现代科技、管理和信息技术为支撑的综合物流服务。其对于推动经济发展、改善投资环境和提高地区经济和工商企业在国内外市场竞争能力的重要性，已日益被世界各国、各地区政府所重视。
重庆市作为区域经济中心城市和全国重要交通运输枢纽城市的地位，提出发展现代物流业，向现代物流枢纽城市发展，支持工业、商业流通、交通运输、信息等构成国民经济重要支柱和基础的各类产业的发展， 获得新的经济增长点， 发挥其区域经济中心的作用，推动区域经济的发展，是实现其未来经济发展目标的必然选择。然而，现代意义的物流枢纽城市与传统意义上的交通运输枢纽城市存在着本质上的差别， 重庆市是否能构筑西部物流枢纽城市，是一个值得研究和探讨的重要课题。
Modern logistics is a synthetic system, which covers over several industries, departments and fields. Originally, it provides the traditional service as purchasing, transporting and keeping something in a storehouse. Nowadays, it has developed into synthetic logistic service based on modern technology, management and IT. The importance of logistics has been emphasized by governments of many countries and areas all over the world, especial l y on the field of developing economics, investment
environment and the competitive ability of enterprises .
With the entering into WTO and the developing of modem logistic theory, the logistics in China has been charged from transportation into logistics. The function of the hub centre city as logistic key point has been enlarged. The hub centre cities all over the country are building modern logistic system with the applying of modern logistic theory in order to occupy the dominant position in economic competition in future.
Chongqing, which is the important traffic pivotal city and the regional economic
center proposed to develop modern logistics and is growing into modern pivotal city. If we want to carry out the aim of future economic development, it is necessary that we should support the development of such industry as commercial circulating, transportation and information which are the basis and important pillar of national economy and cultivate new economic developing point, give full play to the initiative of regional economic center, promote the development of regional economy. However, there is obvious difference between modern logistic pivotal city and traditional traffic pivotal city. It is an important task with of studying and discussing that whether Chongqing can build a logistics hub in the western.
The article research follows from theory to the practice, from generally to the special process. Through comparative analysis, comprehensive conclusions drawn. The full text altogether divides four chapters. The paper each part of main contents minute states as follows:
Chapter one: Introductory remarks. This chapter proposed this topic research background, the domestic and foreign research present situation and the existence insufficiency, and clarifies the expounded books topic research the goal and the significance, as well as paper research mentality, technical route and research technique.
Chapter two: Chongqing compared with some domestic cities. This chapter analysis Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chongqing in the regions where the economic development of the logistics position. At the same time in several cities this comparative study of the logistics operational characteristics, review and Chongqing in the development of the logistics difference.
Chapter three: Chongqing logistics industry development present situation and existence main problem and the reason analysis. Through the analysis for proposed the science countermeasure and advice provides the basis.
Chapter four: In view of the front research, this article ..