According to the Logistics Performance Index (LPI), conducted by the World Bank in 2012, Belgium moved up 5 places in two years and now ranks 7th in the world rankings.
The overall grade of the logistics performance index of reflects perceptions of a country’s logistics based on the efficiency of the customs clearance process, the quality of commercial infrastructure and the infrastructure of its related transport, the ease of the organisation of shipments at competitive prices, the quality of the infrastructure services, the ability to track and trace consignments, and frequency with which shipments reach their destination in a timely manner.
The index ranges from 1 to 5 and the highest score represents the best performance. The index data is derived from surveys regarding the conducted by the World Bank in partnership with academic and international institutions along with private companies and individuals that are active in the international logistics market.
The details of the survey methodology and relating to the methodology of the construction of the index are available in the report, Connecting to Compete 2012: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy.