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Corridor Transport Observatory Guidelines

BALANCE OF TRADE BERTH BERTHS BILLS OF LADING BONDED WAREHOUSES BORDER CROSSING BORDER CROSSINGS BORDER MANAGEMENT BORDER TRAFFIC BOTTLENECKS BULK CARGO CAPACITY BUILDING CAR CARGO CARGO HANDLING CARGOES CARRIAGE CARRIERS CERTIFICATION COMMERCIAL FREIGHT COMMODITIES COMMODITY COMPETITIVENESS CONGESTION CONSIGNMENT CONSIGNMENT NOTES CONSTRUCTION CONTAINER DEPOTS CONTAINER SIZE CONTAINER TERMINAL CONTAINER TERMINALS CONTAINER VESSELS CONTAINER YARD CONTAINER YARDS CONTAINERIZED CARGO CONTAINERS CORRIDOR CORRIDOR OPERATIONS CORRIDOR TRANSPORT CUSTOM CUSTOMS CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION CUSTOMS CLEARANCE CUSTOMS DECLARATION CUSTOMS REVENUE DANGEROUS GOODS DATA ELEMENT DATA ELEMENTS DELIVERIES DELIVERY OF GOODS DEMURRAGE DRIVERS ECONOMIC ACTIVITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION EXPORT EXPORT CARGO FLEET MANAGEMENT FLEETS FORWARDING FRAUD FREIGHT FREIGHT RATES FREIGHT TRANSPORT GPS HANDLING HANDLING EQUIPMENT HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES HUB ID INFORMATION SYSTEM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURES INLAND TRANSPORT INSPECTION INSTITUTION INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK INTERFACES INTERNATIONAL TRADE INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES LICENSES LOADING LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDERS LOGISTICS SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS MARKET PRICE MODE OF TRANSPORT MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT NORTH-SOUTH CORRIDOR OPERATING SYSTEMS PACKAGING PERFORMANCE INDICATORS PERFORMANCES PETROLEUM PRODUCTS PHYSICAL PROCESS PICK-UP PILOTS POLICE PORT AUTHORITIES PORT AUTHORITY PORT FACILITIES PORT OF DISCHARGE PORT OF LOADING PORTS PRIVATE SECTOR PROCESS INFORMATION PRODUCTIVITY QUERIES QUERY RADIATING RAIL RAIL CAPACITY RAIL NETWORK RAIL TRANSPORT RAILWAY RAILWAY COMPANIES RAILWAY NETWORK RAILWAYS RANGE RAW DATA REEFER CONTAINERS REFERENCE REGIONAL TRANSPORT REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT RELIABILITY REMOTE RESULT RESULTS RIVER ROAD ROAD CONDITIONS ROAD NETWORK ROAD TRANSPORT ROAD TRANSPORT PRICES ROAD TRANSPORT SERVICES ROADS ROLLING STOCK ROTATION ROUTE ROUTES ROUTING SEAPORTS SERVICE PROVIDER SHIPMENTS SHIPPERS SHIPPING SHIPPING AGENTS SHIPPING INDUSTRY SHIPS STORAGE FACILITY SUPPLY CHAIN SUPPLY CHAINS TANKER TERMINALS TOLL TONNAGE TRADE FACILITATION TRADE LOGISTICS TRAFFIC SYSTEM TRAFFIC SYSTEMS TRAFFIC VOLUMES TRANSIT TRANSIT COUNTRIES TRANSIT TRADE TRANSMISSION TRANSPORT TRANSPORT COSTS TRANSPORT DEMAND TRANSPORT FACILITATION TRANSPORT INDUSTRY TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSPORT MODES TRANSPORT NETWORK TRANSPORT OPERATORS TRANSPORT POLICY TRANSPORT RATES TRANSPORT SECTOR TRANSPORT SERVICES TRANSPORT SURVEYS TRANSSHIPMENT TRIP TRUCKS TUNNEL TURNAROUND TIME VEHICLE VEHICLE OPERATING VEHICLE OPERATING COSTS VEHICLES VERIFICATION WAITING TIME WAREHOUSE WAREHOUSING WEALTH
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa
2014-04-01T17:31:06Z | 2014-04-01T17:31:06Z | 2013-11

The Northern Corridor, connecting East Africa to the World through the port of Mombasa, is one of the oldest corridor authorities in Africa, as it was established in 1985. Throughout its years of existence, it has been a source of ideas and knowledge that contributed to the thinking on trade facilitation. To a large extent, it is the birthplace of the concept of corridor transport observatory, and through successive models and revisions, it helped shape what transport observatories are. Transport Observatories emerged as the result of the efforts made over the years to address the specific challenges faced by landlocked developing countries. Most of these countries rely heavily on overseas markets as outlets for their productions and as source for their imports, but for that, they must transit through a coastal country. They are at a disadvantage when it comes to competing on equal terms with other economies for integrating into the world market. The handicaps attached to that remoteness are well known and many: a longer time to import or export, a time rarely predictable, higher costs, with sometimes a double toll when input into production must also be imported. Moreover, little can be done by the landlocked countries alone to improve the conditions of crossing transit countries. Indeed, transit trade flows may even be considered as a nuisance or even a threat when similar economies are competing for similar markets.

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