Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161610
Authors: 
Vilakazi, Thando
Paelo, Anthea
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2017/46
Abstract: 
Efficient transport links are critical to enhancing the integration of markets in Southern Africa. This paper assesses the structure of markets, competition, and prices and costs of road transportation between urban hubs in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Key findings are that certain routes, such as that between Lusaka and Johannesburg, have become more competitive over time and relative to benchmarks due to the availability of loads in each direction, improved efficiencies, and greater competitive rivalry between trucking firms from different countries. However, border delays and control of access to loads by large brokers continue to negatively affect competition and efficiency.
Subjects: 
cross-border logistics
road transportation
Southern Africa
competition
regulation
regional integration
JEL: 
D40
F15
L1
L50
L91
L92
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-270-0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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