World Bank: Logistiek voor handel
By invitation of Dinalog and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, a World Bank delegation visited the Netherlands from 10 to 12 October. Dinalog coordinated the programme focusing on the Dutch logistics expertise in agrologistics, city distribution, green logistics and port-hinterland connections for deployment in developing markets.
Global Expert Team - Trade Facilitation & Logistics is interested to deploy the Dutch knowledge and knowhow in logistics. Trade is a key driver of growth. High costs of physical bottleneck to trade and logistics can dampen competitiveness and disproportionately affect the poor. Expert logistics facilitates trade and enables economic growth, for example in food security and international trade. In developing countries, logistics expenditures can account for 15 to 30 percent of GDP and typically 20 to 60 percent of the delivered price of food. 40% food is wasted in transport and warehousing. This offers opportunities for the Dutch logistics sector.
The development cooperation policy of the Netherlands assists a limited number of partner countries and focuses on key areas food security, water and health. Like in the World Bank, policies on sustainable logistics are gaining in importance. Logistics would not only facilitate food security in terms of supply but also economic development of the producing developing countries.
The Netherlands and the World Bank work on a partnership in sustainable logistics for deployment of Dutch expertise in World Bank projects. For the Dutch sector, this also offers opportunities in positioning Dutch logistics expertise internationally, on a sector as well as company level. Long term this creates first mover advantages when developing economies prosper.
The World Bank delegation visited logistic service providers, hub operators and shippers, as well as knowledge and training experts and the relevant ministeries. In a meeting at Dinalog, the delegation met with a broader representation of the sector.
A special thanks to the contributors to the programme: Agrofair, Binnenstadservice Rotterdam, STC, Panteia NEA, Jan de Rijk, i+solutions, TNT Express, Oosterhout Container Terminal, Brabant Intermodal and ECT.
More information: Liesbeth Staps, International Liaison Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org