Agility, Transport Intelligence to launch 2012 logistics index

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Kuwait-based forwarder Agility and Transport Intelligence (TI), a provider of market research for the transport sector, will publish the second edition of the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index next month.

Set for launch on 17 January, 2012, the Index will show how the tumult, change and instability of recent months have affected more than 40 of the world’s emerging markets.

New in 2012 will be the addition of Kuwait and Libya into the country rankings. The 2012 Index will also provide an informed look at the patterns of world trade, where massive and significant changes are underway.

The 2012 Index is accompanied by a more expansive survey of senior logistics professionals around the world. They’re asked to identify the best and least promising emerging markets, and to isolate the factors shaping the economic destiny of key countries, including the ‘Arab Spring’ nations.

 “At this time of economic uncertainty, the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index will provide an important window on the impact of the European financial crisis on the emerging world,” said Transport Intelligence CEO John Manners-Bell.

 “It will also track how the momentous events in the Middle East have affected investor confidence across the region.”

The report ranks each market’s performance in two separate tables – those with annual GDP greater than $300 billion and GDP less than $300 billion.

It will offer insights into particular countries and regions, while also evaluating what makes the market attractive to companies in logistics, air cargo, ocean shipping and freight forwarding.

It will rate each country’s international and domestic transport infrastructure, taking into account market size and attractiveness for growth and track developments over the past year.