Facilitating Trade through Competitive, Low-Carbon Transport : The Case for Vietnam’s Inland and Coastal Waterways Blancas, Luis C. El-Hifnawi, M. Baher 2013-11-27T16:16:59Z 2013-11-27T16:16:59Z 2014
dc.description.abstract In Vietnam, sustained high rates of growth in gross domestic product (GDP) averaging 7.2 percent per year over the past 20 years have resulted in higher demand for freight transport. As Vietnam looks to continue on a path of sustained economic growth, it faces the challenge of better aligning demand and supply of logistics services and improving the overall efficiency of its freight transport system. Given the existence of capacity constraints in the country's road network and the increasingly costly environmental impact of road use for freight movements, it is desirable for Vietnam to develop and maintain viable, competitive alternatives to road freight transport. A more intense use of waterborne freight transport can be a particularly effective way of both promoting growth and reducing emissions. The report has three objectives. The first is to identify targeted policy and infrastructure interventions in inland waterway transport (IWT) and coastal shipping that can enhance the competitiveness and environmental sustainability characteristics of Vietnam's freight transport system. The second objective of the report is to estimate the economic benefits and costs associated with the interventions identified, and to use that information to produce a prioritized list of evaluated recommendations for implementation. Finally, the report seeks to inform interested stakeholders, including public sector authorities, the shipper and carrier community, donors, academia, and the general public about the current status, composition, and key challenges and opportunities facing Vietnam's domestic waterborne transport sector. The report's scope comprises the three most important sources of freight activity in Vietnam, namely, road, IWT, and coastal shipping transportation. This report is structured as follows: chapter one gives introduction; chapter two gives stock taking of current developments and expected trends in IWT and coastal shipping from the perspective of market demand; and market supply is discussed in chapter three. Chapter four assesses, on an indicative basis, the environmental implications of transport trends. Chapter five defines and assesses the main bottlenecks impacting the development of inland and coastal waterborne transport. A preliminary strategy for developing IWT and coastal shipping is presented in chapter six. A set of specific IWT and coastal shipping interventions informed by the latter analysis, are developed and evaluated in chapter seven. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4648-0105-1
dc.identifier.other 10.1596/978-1-4648-0105-1
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries Directions in Development--Countries and Regions;
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject barges
dc.subject climate change
dc.subject coastal shipping
dc.subject cost-benefit analysis
dc.subject dredging
dc.subject environmental sustainability
dc.subject fuel efficiency
dc.subject GHG
dc.subject GHG valuation
dc.subject greenhouse gas emissions
dc.subject infrastructure
dc.subject inland waterway transport
dc.subject inland waterways
dc.subject logistics
dc.subject logit model
dc.subject low-carbon growth
dc.subject Mekong Delta
dc.subject modal shift
dc.subject modal split model
dc.subject ports
dc.subject Red River Delta
dc.subject road transport
dc.subject trade competitiveness
dc.subject trade costs
dc.subject user charges
dc.subject waterborne transport
dc.subject waterway maintenance
dc.title Facilitating Trade through Competitive, Low-Carbon Transport : The Case for Vietnam’s Inland and Coastal Waterways en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Jobs
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Climate Change 2013-11-27
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.globalpractice Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice Transport and ICT
okr.globalpractice Environment and Natural Resources
okr.globalpractice Transport and ICT
okr.globalpractice Trade and Competitiveness
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-1-4648-0105-1 83030
okr.language.supported en
okr.region.administrative East Asia and Pacific Viet Nam
okr.sector Transportation :: Roads and highways
okr.sector Transportation :: Ports, waterways and shipping
okr.theme Environment and natural resources management :: Climate change
okr.topic Environment :: Climate Change Mitigation and Green House Gases
okr.topic Industry :: Common Carriers Industry
okr.topic International Economics and Trade :: Trade and Transport
okr.topic Rural Development :: Rural Roads & Transport
okr.topic Transport
okr.topic Transport Economics Policy & Planning
okr.unit Transport, Urban and DRM Unit (EASIN)
relation.isSeriesOfPublication 706db16a-e556-46f0-8283-1b4a4b88645c
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