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Bridging Infrastructural Gaps in Central America

Prospects and Potential for Maritime Transport

  • Author: UN, ECLAC
  • Publication date: November 2005
  • Page count: 56
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 05.II.G.129

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Today, Central American countries face a lack of sufficient transport infrastructure as well as high transport costs. These problems have led to a decline in the competitiveness of the regional economies and sluggish economic growth rates. This paper argues that short sea shipping can play an important role in creating the pathway towards a more environmentally friendly, financially rational and sustainable transport system, and it is eminently suitable as a solution to bridge the Central America infrastructural gaps.