Tuesday, September 14, 2010

WEF Report Brands Brazil’s Transport Infrastructure ‘Appalling’

(Transport Intelligence – John Manners-Bell)

Canada ranks 10th in survey

Ahead of its Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2010 in Tianjin, China, the World Economic Forum has published its Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011.

Switzerland tops the overall rankings whilst the United States falls two places to fourth position, overtaken by Sweden (2nd) and Singapore (3rd), after already ceding the top place to Switzerland last year. [Canada ranks 10th, see here.]

The report takes into account a wide range of different factors in assessing the level of each country’s competitiveness. The most relevant from a logistics perspective is ‘infrastructure’, although of course more generalised factors such as, ‘goods market efficiency’, ‘macroeconomic environment’ and ‘technological readiness’ have an indirect impact on the sector. Read more here.