This chapter includes the following articles.
Colombia’s transportation network, currently a competitive disadvantage for the country, ranks poorly even by regional standards. Decades of under-investment and security concerns have created significant logistical complications, pushing up the duration and cost of domestic shipments, which has recently been exasperated by the high cost of fuel, particularly diesel. Budget allocations for investment in transport have risen significantly in the past two years as the government carries out major modernisation projects. Heavy investment and the gradual implementation of a Customs reform to streamline shipping processes should see the sector regain some dynamism in the near future. This chapter includes an interview with Fabio Villegas, CEO, Avianca.