The Situation of Freight Transport and Other Logistics Tasks in Laos




Laos, logistics, Transportation Infrastructure, Landlocked Developing Countries


This study aims to analyse the obstacles and constraints in the shipping and logistics in Laos, a landlocked nation in Southeast Asia. Transportation and logistics play a pivotal role in Laos' national economy, acting as the lifeblood for the movement of goods and materials within the country and linking it to the international trade system. This case study highlights the significance of a robust logistics structure for Laos and its essential role in fostering economic development, agricultural growth, and connectivity. It also underscores the challenges faced by the country's logistics sector, such as limited-service frequency and road safety concerns. The study examines Laos transportation infrastructure, encompassing road, rail, and air networks, and sheds light on the obstacles and disparities that hinder value chain development in the country. These issues include disconnected stakeholder participation, the aging vehicle fleet, and financial limitations. Furthermore, the essay emphasizes the need for improved interconnectivity and inter-mobility to enhance the national, regional, and international connectivity of Laos and similar landlocked developing countries in Asia.


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How to Cite

Gál, J., & Phoymany, S. (2024). The Situation of Freight Transport and Other Logistics Tasks in Laos. Analecta Technica Szegedinensia, 18(1), 1–6.




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