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Integrated logistic centers : experience from North America and options for China (English)

China’s shift toward accelerated economic growth in central and western provinces and increasing levels of personal income and consumption are all consistent with the need for rail-enabled Integrated Logistics Centers (ILCs). ... See More +

Brief 95752 APR 01, 2015

Blancas, Luis C.; Ollivier, Gerald; Bullock, Richard Chinese

Trade effects of customs reform : evidence from Albania (English)

Despite enormous academic interest in international trade costs and keen policy interest in efforts to mitigate them, so far there is very little hard evidence on the impacts of trade facilitation efforts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7210 MAR 10, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra

Customer-driven rail intermodal logistics : unlocking a new source of value for China (English)

Rail intermodal logistics, the movement of containerized cargo from origin to destination where a portion of the journey takes place on rail, have gained significance in North America over the past 10 to 15 years based on cost and operational efficiency. ... See More +

Working Paper 95025 MAR 01, 2015

Blancas, Luis C.; Ollivier, Gerald; Bullock, Richard Chinese

Georgia’s transport and logistics strategy : achievements to date and areas for improvements (English)

This policy note describes the state of transport and logistics in Georgia, carries out a needs assessment and identifies the main areas for improvements.The purpose of this policy note is to develop a common understanding between the Government of Georgia (GoG) and its partners of the institutional and physical challenges which face the transport and logistics sector, and of a strategy for meeting these challenges in the medium-term. ... See More +

Working Paper 96577 JAN 01, 2015

OECS ports : an efficiency and performance assessment (English)

Handling charges in Caribbean ports are two to three times higher than in similar ports in other regions of the world. In some cases, it costs significantly less to ship a container to Hong Kong SAR, China, or Europe than it does to ship to a neighboring island no more than 100 miles away. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7162 JAN 01, 2015

Cubas, Diana; Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia; Bofinger, Heinrich C.

Connectivity for Caribbean countries : an initial assessment (English)

Every discussion of the Caribbean states considers their characteristics as sea-locked countries, small economies, highly vulnerable to natural disasters, and a geographic platform that calls for regional cooperation and integration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7169 JAN 01, 2015

Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia; Bofinger, Heinrich C.; Cubas, Diana; Millan-Placci, Maria Florencia

Cameroon economic update : revisiting the sources of growth - enhancing the efficiency of the Port of Douala (English)

The Cameroon economic update aim at sharing knowledge and stimulating debate among those interested in improving the economic management of Cameroon and unleashing its enormous potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 94015 JAN 01, 2015

Coulibaly, Souleymane; Ibounde, Rick Emery Tsouck; Fouthe, Chimene Diane Djapou; Munchep, Sylvie

Guatemala - Elements of a transport and logistics strategy (English)

This document has been produced by the World Bank to support the Government of Guatemala as it improves its transport and logistics sector management in pursuit of enhanced country competitiveness. ... See More +

Working Paper 93529 JAN 01, 2015

Dumitrescu, Anca C.; Smith, Graham; Osborne, Theresa K.

Armenia - Third Social Investment Fund Project : additional financing : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 92886 NOV 25, 2014

Improving trade and transport for landlocked developing countries : a ten-year review (English)

Landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) are completely dependent on their transit neighbors’ infrastructure and administrative procedures to transport their goods to port. ... See More +

Working Paper 95447 NOV 01, 2014

The Eurasian connection : supply-chain efficiency along the modern silk route through Central Asia (English)

Central Asia is often associated with the silk route or road, the longest overland trade route connecting China to Europe and one of the oldest in history. ... See More +

Publication 88891 JUN 12, 2014

Rastogi, Cordula; Arvis, Jean-Francois

The trade-reducing effects of restrictions on liner shipping (English)

This paper examines how policy governing the liner shipping sector affects maritime transport costs and seaborne trade flows. The paper uses a novel data set and finds that restrictions, particularly on foreign investment, increase maritime transport costs, strongly but unevenly. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6921 JUN 01, 2014

Bertho, Fabien; Borchert, Ingo; Mattoo, Aaditya

Trade and transport corridor management toolkit (English)

A trade and transport corridor is a coordinated bundle of transport and logistics infrastructure and services that facilitates trade and transport flows between major centers of economic activity. ... See More +

Publication 87949 MAY 07, 2014

Carruthers, Robin; Kunaka, Charles

Connecting to compete 2012 : trade logistics in the global economy - the logistics performance index and its indicators (Chinese)

This is the third edition of Connecting to Compete, a report summarizing the findings from the new dataset for the 2012 Logistics Performance Index (LPI) and its component indicators. ... See More +

Knowledge Economy Study 70417 APR 11, 2014

Arvis, Jean-Francois; Mustra, Monica Alina; Ojala, Lauri; Shepherd, Ben; Saslavsky, Daniel English

Lao PDR - Trade and transport facilitation assessment (English)

In Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (PDR), the value of trade has risen rapidly over the last decade with both imports and exports increasing by average annual rate of 24 percent. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 72061 APR 01, 2014

Record, Richard; Nghardsaysone, Konesawang; Sitrbat, Liviu; Kunaka, Charles; Saslavsky, Daniel; Arnold, John; Ksoll, Christian

Corridor Performance Assessment : a trade development report (English)

The study found that logistics costs are high due to transshipment costs and various forms of payments. Many of these payments are imposed by the private sector with little or no transparency on how or where the costs are incurred. ... See More +

Working Paper 91242 APR 01, 2014

Modernizing trade logistics in Colombia (English)

The Colombia trade logistics program began in 2008 with the goal of reducing the time and cost involved in exporting and importing goods by streamlining trade procedures. ... See More +

Brief 90699 MAR 14, 2014

Ristic, Lazar

India - E-tools in construction management : dissemination of the report - minutes of workshop held on March 06, 2014 (English)

The infrastructure sector has seen unprecedented changes in India with exponential growth due to changing economic landscape and development in the country. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS8213 MAR 06, 2014

Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies (English)

The demand for accountability in aid-for-trade is increasing but monitoring has focused on case studies and impressionistic narratives. The paper reviews recent evidence from a wide range of studies, recognizing that a multiplicity of approaches is needed to learn what works and what does not. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6742 JAN 01, 2014

Cadot, Olivier; Fernandes, Ana; Gourdon, Julien; Mattoo, Aaditya; de Melo, Jaime

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Integrated logistic centers : experience from North America and options for China (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95752 Brief Chinese
Trade effects of customs reform : evidence from Albania (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7210 Policy Research Working Paper
Customer-driven rail intermodal logistics : unlocking a new source of value for China (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95025 Working Paper Chinese
Georgia’s transport and logistics strategy : achievements to date and areas for improvements (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 96577 Working Paper
OECS ports : an efficiency and performance assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7162 Policy Research Working Paper
Connectivity for Caribbean countries : an initial assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7169 Policy Research Working Paper
Cameroon economic update : revisiting the sources of growth - enhancing the efficiency of the Port of Douala (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94015 Working Paper
Guatemala - Elements of a transport and logistics strategy (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93529 Working Paper
Armenia - Third Social Investment Fund Project : additional financing : procurement plan (English)
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NOV 25, 2014 92886 Procurement Plan
Improving trade and transport for landlocked developing countries : a ten-year review (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 95447 Working Paper
Armenia - Disease Prevention and Control Project : procurement plan (Vol. 2) : Procurement plan for works and goods (English)
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OCT 06, 2014 91314 Procurement Plan
The Eurasian connection : supply-chain efficiency along the modern silk route through Central Asia (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 88891 Publication
The trade-reducing effects of restrictions on liner shipping (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6921 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade and transport corridor management toolkit (English)
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MAY 07, 2014 87949 Publication
Connecting to compete 2012 : trade logistics in the global economy - the logistics performance index and its indicators (Chinese)
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APR 11, 2014 70417 Knowledge Economy Study English
Lao PDR - Trade and transport facilitation assessment (English)
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APR 01, 2014 72061 Other Urban Study
Corridor Performance Assessment : a trade development report (English)
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APR 01, 2014 91242 Working Paper
Modernizing trade logistics in Colombia (English)
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MAR 14, 2014 90699 Brief
India - E-tools in construction management : dissemination of the report - minutes of workshop held on March 06, 2014 (English)
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MAR 06, 2014 ACS8213 Working Paper
Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6742 Policy Research Working Paper