Investment in maritime infrastructure and greater support for the shipbuilding industry look set to raise Indonesia’s freight-handling capacity, moving the country closer towards its goal of becoming a top global maritime player.
Interviews & Viewpoints | René Puché, President, Port of Barranquilla: Interview from The Report: Colombia 2017
Given that Colombia’s ports are far from the main centres of production and consumption, how can firms be encouraged to relocate nearer to them?
Interviews & Viewpoints | Juan Camilo Samacá, President, Almaviva: Interview from The Report: Colombia 2017
What needs to be done for Colombia to reach international levels of competitiveness in logistics?
Articles & Analysis | Developing infrastructure and reducing transport costs top priorities for Colombia from The Report: Colombia 2017
Colombia’s economy experienced a boom over the last decade, with per-capita GDP more than doubling and foreign direct investment growing tenfold. Infrastructure and transport development, however, has been struggling to keep pace with the country’s rapidly expanding economy.
Articles & Analysis | New road improvement programme to increase Colombia's global competitiveness from The Report: Colombia 2017
Colombia’s ambitious fourth generation (4G) road programme is a key part of the government’s transport infrastructure development strategy. The programme aims to build 45 new highway links and upgrade and renovate existing stretches of roads across the country for a total investment of $24bn. Most of the concessions are public-initiative,...
The transport sector is the third-largest sector as a source of new employment and employs 8.5% of the workforce. The sector is poised to continue to grow over the coming years, which makes the issue of infrastructure expansion critical. High logistical costs make Colombian businesses less competitive internationally, but infrastructure investment programmes, such as the 4G programme and the...