Drivers of Logistics Performance: A Case Study of Turkey
This report discusses the importance of logistics performance and assesses this performance in the context of national competitiveness, following the composition of The World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index. Countries can significantly improve their ability to trade competitively in international markets by implementing efficient policies. Based on qualitative and quantitative data on the logistics performance in Turkey we draw broader policy insights for the improvement of logistics performance. The report finally suggests an approach that could be used in assessing trade logistics performance in middle and high income countries.
The work for this report was carried out in the context of a project initiated and funded by the International Transport Forum’s Corporate Partnership Board (CPB). CPB projects are designed to enrich policy discussion with a business perspective. Led by the ITF, work is carried out in a collaborative fashion in working groups consisting of CPB member companies, external experts and ITF researchers.
- Policy actions creating the highest improvement in the logistics performance vary for different income levels.
- Reducing the variability of customs clearance time is an important element for improving the efficiency of border crossing procedures.
- Capacity management plays a vital role in infrastructure efficiency.
- Intermodal transport systems, including good access to roads, terminals and seaport channels, are fundamental for a high-quality transport infrastructure.
- A successful logistics industry is essential in providing high quality logistics services.
- Resilience-improving policies and investments are necessary.