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close this bookCARE Food Manual (CARE , 1998, 355 p.)
close this folderChapter 2 - Assessments Cost and Logistics
close this folderI. Logistics Assessment
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View the documentA. Port Capacities and Services
Open this folder and view contentsB. In-Country Transport
View the documentC. Landlocked Countries
View the documentD. Locating Storage Facilities

C. Landlocked Countries

When the country of operation is landlocked, without direct access to ocean transport, all possible modes of transportation should be evaluated. The cost, efficiency (including administrative and customs procedures), security, and overall, year-round reliability of the transport route options must be carefully evaluated and periodically reviewed. Often there will be no means of transportation that meets all criteria.

· One route may be relatively safe, yet involves a prohibitively long transit time.
· Another route may be inexpensive but risks considerable losses.

In these cases, project management must set priorities and agree with donors on the method of transportation selected.