We support countries in implementing sustainable and resilient freight transportation and logistics services to enhance trade.
Review of Maritime Transport
The Review of Maritime Transport has been published annually since 1968. This flagship report provides an analysis of structural and cyclical changes affecting seaborne trade, ports and shipping, as well as an extensive collection of statistics.
Over 80% of the volume of international trade in goods is carried by sea, and the percentage is even higher for most developing countries.
Training and capacity building
Stormy waters: The maritime trade crisis
COVID-19 and International Sale of Goods: Contractual devices for commercial risk allocation and loss prevention
Compendium of Good Practices in Implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: Experiences from Developing and Least Developed Countries
Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation in Pacific Island Developing Economies (PIDEs) 2021 Report
Transport and trade facilitation newsletter
Transport and Trade Facilitation
The Series includes analytical reports on a wide range of issues in the areas of trade facilitation, international transport, and logistics. It complements the annual Review of Maritime Transport, and the quarterly Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter.
Topics covered in recent years include digitalization of logistics, national trade facilitation committees, shipping, climate change adaptation, road safety, port performance, cabotage, transit, and the relationship between trade facilitation and development.