Jordan’s transport and logistics industry holds several promising opportunities due to the country’s geographic location and ambitious investment initiatives. However, gross underdevelopment and an increasing reliance on foreign aid for production have placed the country in a position of keen need for progress. The government has invested upwards of US$ 3.5 bn in its transportation sector over the last fteen years, which allowed container tra c to double between 2000 and 2007. Although the sector was hit hard by the 2009 nancial crisis, it rebounded slightly as trade volumes increased before declining again at the onset of the 2011 Arab Spring. Jordan’s proximity to the con ict in Iraq and Syria have dampened sector activity and growth forecasts as the country is forced to divert public expenditures from development spending to maintaining domestic security amidst regional chaos.