The movement of freight under international trade is becoming increasingly important in terms of its scale and intensity. The opening of economies and productive integration make globalization a “transport intensive” phenomenon. The product of several years of economic growth in the region and improvements in infrastructure, freight movement in internal trade has also increased, associated with a five-year period of real growth in the region.
Governments have noted this new backdrop and seek greater logistics efficiency in both domestic and foreign trade to increase their competitiveness. However, the freight logistics agenda presents a challenge: it is complex and cross-cutting; it requires coordinating the actions of numerous areas of government, their initiatives and investments, infrastructure and services, with the private actors who effectively implement the processes that improve logistics performance.
Through its activities, the Regional Observatory seeks to achieve a greater cohesion of freight transport and logistics in the region, with the aim of providing countries with public policy tools that contribute to improving performance.