The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has struck an agreement with the German government to implement a statistical index measuring the socio-economic impact of the freight and logistics sector on the province. The newly developed "Green Logistics Index" intends to aggregate data ranging from crime, vehicle emissions and delivery times. This will better guide policies aimed at driving down transport costs in the province, as well as inform inventions ranging from job creation to policing. The provincial government also reached agreement with the German government to further co-operation on best practice between regulators, civil society and logistics companies, Gauteng roads and transport MEC Ismail Vadi said on Thursday. Both the development of the index and the agreement were aimed at bringing into line goals "such cost effectiveness, speed and competitiveness … with broader development goals, such as environmental protection, social economic development and the safety of ...

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