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Connecting to Compete: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy

The World Bank's newest Trade Logistics Report, where Egypt is placed number 57 worldwide, up from number 92 in 2010 and 97 in 2007.
This is the third edition of Connecting to Compete: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy. At its heart is the Logistics Performance Index (LPI), which the World Bank has produced every two years since 2007. The LPI measures on-the-ground trade logistics performance — this year, in 155 countries — helping national leaders, key policymakers, and private sector traders understand the challenges they and their trading partners face in reducing logistical barriers to international commerce.

Logistics, organizing the movement of goods over time and space, has evolved from its 19th century military roots to today’s international supply chains. As the backbone of international trade, logistics encompasses freight transportation, warehousing, border clearance, payment systems, and many other functions. These functions are performed mostly by private service providers for private traders and owners of goods, but logistics is also important for the public policies of national governments and regional and international organizations.