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World Economic Forum – Global Competitive Index 2017-2018 – Port Infrastructure

World Economic Forum – Global Competitive Index 2017-2018 – Port Infrastructure

Geneva, Switzerland (PortSEurope) December 13, 2017 – The World Economic Forum reports that ten years on from the global financial crisis, the prospects for a sustained economic recovery remain at risk due to a widespread failure on the part of leaders and policy-makers to put in place reforms necessary to underpin competitiveness and bring about much-needed increases in productivity, according to data from its Global Competitiveness
Report 2017-2018. The Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018 presents a framework and a corresponding set of indicators in three principal categories (subindexes) and twelve policy domains (pillars) for 137 economies. The section on “Transport Infrastructure” includes a section “Quality of Port Infrastructure” where countries are measured by  how is the quality (extensiveness and condition) of seaports (for landlocked countries, assess access to seaports) [1 = extremely poor—among the worst in the world; 7 = good—among the best in the world]. The highest ranked country is the Netherlands. Southern European and Mediterranean rankings are: Spain (14), Malta (22), Portugal (25), France (27), Slovenia (31), Morocco (32), Azerbaijan (40), Egypt (41), Israel (43), Croatia (45), Cyprus (46),  Greece (52), Turkey (54), Italy (60), Russia (66), Albania (67), Bulgaria (68), Georgia (69), Montenegro (70), Lebanon (91), Romania (92), Ukraine (93) Algeria (96), and Tunisia (101). Source: World Economic Forum Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2017.

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