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18 January 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:46 GMT+1

July 19, 2019

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Salt the index of marine connectivity of line of Italy

Defined by the UNCTAD, it is dawned to 2019 adding you as member that of the directed containerized services

The Conference of the United Nations on the Commerce and Development (UNCTAD) has introduced update per year 2019 of the Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (LSCI), the index elaborated from the organism of the UN that currency the access of the nations to the world-wide net of services of marine transport of line and that has as reference 100 value the which maximum rating of characterized marine connectivity in 2006 for China, nation that they give then turns out to occupy the first position in the ranking of the Countries with best defined containerized marine connectivity from the UNCTAD.

In the 2019 index of marine connectivity of China it is gone up to 152, nation that in the directory is continuation from Singapore (108), South Korea (105), Malaysia (94), USA (90), Hong Kong (89), Belgium (88), Holland (88), United Kingdom (85) and Spain (84). Italy figure in thirteenth position with an index LSCI of marine connectivity of 73, that it is elevated by when is defined the index in 2006 (when it always turned out to the thirteenth place). In that year index 60 so as in 2007 was attributed to Italy, followed therefore in 2008 from an index 59 and in the next years from 64, 56, 65, 66, 66, 65, 65, 65, 65 and still 65 in 2018 when Italy was classified to the seventeenth place in the ranking.

The responsible Trade logistics of the UNCTAD, Jan Hoffmann, has emphasized the importance of the index that by sea defines the value of the connections of a nation with the markets: "the position of a nation in the within in the total Network of containerized marine transport, therefore its connectivity - it has evidenced - relatively constitutes an important factor to the costs of its commercial exchanges and to its competitiveness".

Observing that in 2019 five of the first ten world-wide economies more better connected are in Asia, ognuna with a advanced index to 100, and that to the other head of the ranking there are the small islands developing that have not recorded some improvement, Hoffmann it has specified that the UNCTAD has found "a "difference of connectivity", an increasing difference between the connected nations best and those which it is worse".

In the 2019 UNCTAD it has updated to the index widening the cover of the nations and to the five members of the index, that is the number of societies that carry out services of marine transport, the number of such services, the number of ships that every month call in the nation, the ability to containerized cargo total employee and the dimension of the larger ship, of it has added sixth that it is relative to the nations that can be directly reach without to resort to operations of transhipment. To such Hoffmann purpose it has stated that "to be able to count on a direct regular connection for marine way it has practically demonstrated that this contributes to reduce the costs of the commercial exchanges and to increase the volumes of the exchanges".

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