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Freight, Shipping and Logistics

Freight, shipping and logistics in the Commonwealth

With only seven landlocked countries within the Commonwealth freight and shipping in most countries takes place via all modes land, air and sea. The sophistication, norms and modality of the logistics industry as a whole vary from country to country. The logistics industry can be divided into four main levels:

  • First party logistics, which are the firms and individuals requiring the shipment of goods and other logistics solutions such as warehousing
  • Second party logistics, which includes mainly companies and governments owning the infrastructure, including ports, ships, freight trains, long haulage trucks and freight planes.
  • Third party logistics, composed of freight forwarders and providers of integrated transportation, warehousing, inventory control, order processing and customs brokerage
  • Fourth party logistics, which are mostly consultancy firms

The industry in most Commonwealth countries goes as far at the third party logistics level.

Select a Country:
Antigua and Barbuda Australia The Bahamas
Bangladesh Barbados Belize
Botswana Brunei Darussalam Cameroon
Canada Cyprus Dominica
Fiji Ghana Grenada
Guyana India Jamaica
Kenya Kiribati Lesotho
Malawi Malaysia Malta
Mauritius Mozambique Namibia
New Zealand Nigeria Pakistan
Papua New Guinea Rwanda Saint Lucia
Samoa Seychelles Sierra Leone
Singapore Solomon Islands South Africa
Sri Lanka St Kitts and Nevis St Vincent and The Grenadines
Swaziland Trinidad and Tobago Tuvalu
Uganda United Kingdom United Republic of Tanzania
Vanuatu Zambia