Ecological Development Strategy of Logistics Industry in the Coastal Cities: A Case Study of Qinzhou City of Guangxi in China

The completion of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area has promoted the rapid development of the logistics industry in the Guangxi Beibu Gulf Economic Zone, which plays an important role in the total economic proportion. The role of the logistics industry in the economy and society is growing, and the impact on the ecological environment is also becoming more obvious. This research uses the ecological composite system coordination model to conduct a collaborative analysis of the logistics industry ecological environment. The results show that the overall synergy between the logistics industry subsystem and the ecological environment subsystem fluctuated widely; the two systems were at a low level of synergy. It is proposed to strengthen the understanding of ecological logistics, develop ecological logistics technology and strengthen ecological organisation and management in order to enable the sustainable, healthy and coordinated development of the logistics industry in the coastal cities of Guangxi Beibu Gulf.