LPI Based Comparison of Turkey And Mexican Logistics Sector

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YILDIZ K., Tabak C.

JOURNAL OF POLYTECHNIC-POLITEKNIK DERGISI, vol.22, no.4, pp.1061-1067, 2019 (ESCI) identifier


Transportation costs are the main parameters directly affecting the country's economy. This parameter is not only increasing day by day due to unsustainable fossil fuels, but also brings heavy burdens to economies. In case of Turkey, logistic strategies had to be considered inevitably. For this purpose, along general comparison made by taking the data of logistic performance index (LPI) issued biennially by World Bank into consideration, Mexico included in the same category in said index has been taken as the sample and then the logistic sector has been analyzed and compared. As a result, it was shown that Mexico and Turkey had poor transport infrastructure, lack of legislation, lack of independent logistics management and lack of independent port authority. In addition to them, it has been seen that the railway infrastructure should be less developed than behind the road infrastructure and the ports should be strengthened with highway-rail connections. Geostrategically, both countries have a similar structure but also have lack of data on the logistics sector. It has been asserted that regions for combined transport in both countries should be identified and logistics areas should be established.