A recent World Bank report, "Connecting to Compete," pulled no punches when it came to ranking the logistical performance of South American nations against the rest of the world. Singapore and Hong Kong led, with Chile being the first South America country to appear in the analysis, at No. 32. Argentina is the next South American country at No. 46, beneath both China and Thailand, with the emerging economic superpower of Brazil at No. 61.
Air cargo in South America is included in the assessment. One thing the airfreight industry must do is to build more modern facilities tailored to air cargo, not the passenger and tourism sectors, which so far tends to drive what little modernization and upgrading there is.
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