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Time:Thursday, March 29, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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There is a wide range, of largely uncoordinated, work in progress on issues related to international freight transport. In this session we will give short (25min) presentation of examples of this work, and seek feedback from task mangers and sector managers as to whether taken as whole these tasks address the international freight transport issues that interest them.

The topics to be presented will include: railways projects, ports projects, air freight, Logistics Perception Index, logistics for land-locked countries, Brazil Freight Logistics, Mekong Region.

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Paul Amos, Transport Advisor, Energy, Transport and Water Department, World Bank
John Arnold, Consultant, Trade Department, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network, World Bank
Jean Francois Arvis, Senior Transport Economist, Trade Department, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, World Bank
Jose A. Barbero, Senior Transport Specialist, Latin America and Caribbean Region, World Bank
Heinrich Bofinger, Consultant, Energy, Transport and Water Department, World Bank
Robin Carruthers, Transport Economist, Energy, Transport and Water Department, World Bank
Cornelis (Bert) Kruk, Lead Port Specialist, Energy, Transport and Water Department, World Bank
Agenda:

Rail Freight and Development
Paul Amos

Port and Maritime Transport Issues and Views
Bert Kruk

Logistics – Overview of Air Cargo
Heinrich C. Bofinger

Logistics Perception Index
Jean Francois Arvis
Trade and Transit Logistics for Land-locked Countries
John Arnold and Robin Carruthers
Helping LAC to develop a Trade and Freight Logistics Agenda to raise Competitiveness
Jose A. Barbero



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