South Africa features high up on the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index for 2016

File: A freight train. South Africa has moved up 14 positions to 20th since the last World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index poll. Photo: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa ranks 20th out of 160 countries in the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index for 2016.

The index reflects the perceptions of international logistics users with a focus on infrastructure and the efficiency of customs clearance.

South Africa has moved up 14 positions since the last poll and is ranked above Italy, Norway and Spain.

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The ability to track and trace consignments has been cited as the country’s top attribute.

The World Bank considers logistics performance central to a country’s economic performance and global competitiveness.

 

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