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Are South Asia's Container Ports Competitive?

April 26, 2017

Good performance of South Asia’s container ports is a crucial for the region’s competitiveness. A new World Bank report finds that while South Asia’s ports have made improvements, there is room for continued progress as shipping still costs more and takes longer in South Asia than in some other regions. Through improving its ports, South Asia could increase its exports to create stronger economies, better jobs, and a better standard of living.