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Expert View
Expert View

Air freight: carriers need to look to alternative modes to address margin declines

Soaring oil prices are rendering air freight an increasingly less economically viable choice for logistics carriers and shippers alike. Profit margins in the air freight business are being hurt by the rising fuel costs; thus, multi-modal carriers need to focus on fuel-efficient modal choices to maintain their margins.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Mar 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Business post: preparing to pounce

By undercutting prices and providing convenient collection boxes, Business Post is planning to launch an attack on the current postal monopoly. The Birmingham-based postal group believes that it can build its operations to handle a million items a day and 23% of Consignia's postal business. This may be an ambitious target but alternative service offerings could be a step in the right direction.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
26 Feb 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Business Post: thinking outside the box

UK express delivery operator Business Post has released a trading update, revealing that unexpected cost increases have caused annual pre-tax profits to fall below expectations. Although revenue growth has been strong, diversification opportunities will have to be seized to reduce the company's reliance on its express segment.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Apr 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Business Post: turning up the heat on Royal Mail

Powergen is the latest capture Business Post has made from Royal Mail. Other high profile businesses may now follow Powergen's lead and quit using the former state monopoly in the wake of Royal Mail's continuing service problems. Royal Mail must wake up to the reality of competition in the UK postal market and resolve its operational issues if it wants to prevent further major client losses.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jul 2004
Expert View
Expert View

Cash rich companies to boost express and logistics M&A activity

The decline in worldwide industrial output through 2008 and Q1 2009, caused by the economic crisis, has had a negative effect on M&A activity in the express and logistics industry. The sector saw a lower number of deals and a smaller average deal value in Q1 2009 compared with Q1 and Q4 2008, but deal activity is likely to pick up in the rest of the year, driven by cash-rich companies.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jun 2009
Expert View
Expert View

Central/Eastern European Express markets: undergoing change, offering huge potential

Central and Eastern Europe's (CEE) E2 billion Express and Parcels business has grown rapidly over the last few years and become more consolidated and competitive. However, a new report by Datamonitor finds the CEE (& Russia) region still offers great potential to express and parcels operators.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jan 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

China Post: limiting rivals

China Post is looking to limit the activities of express operators such as UPS and DHL, but this could prompt a decrease in China's international trade. Instead of putting up restrictive barriers, the Chinese government should be looking to upgrade service and efficiency levels, to stimulate jobs and the economy.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2002
Expert View
Expert View

China to become sixth largest express market by 2010

The US express and delivery market is the largest in the world, although that of Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing globally. What's more, China, the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific express and parcels delivery sector, is set to become the sixth largest express market in the world by 2010, provided it continues growing at an average of 20% per year.

Published By Datamonitor
19 May 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

China: express rivals unite against tax

An alliance comprising of FedEx [FDX], UPS [UPS], DHL and TNT [TP] has met in Beijing to fight a proposed tax on foreign express carriers. The alliance claims that revenue raised from the tax would be used to support China Post, a potential competitor. China is a key market for these global express operators, which stand to gain much from the country's participation in the WTO.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Dec 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Chinese express: DHL joins the 'superhub' race

DHL's bullish forecasts for the region confirm the relevance of the market for global express and freight-forwarders alike. China's growth figures present a series of opportunities for international operators unparalleled in any other market. The race is on to establish a strong foothold in the region in order to capitalize on the future gains.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Oct 2005

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