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Pharmaceutical logistics in India gets a boost

GMR Hyderabad International Airport has been certified as one of Lufthansa Cargo's key pharmaceutical cargo hubs in South Asia, having satisfied the complex requirements of handling the temperature-controlled transport of pharmaceuticals. Alongside rising demand for pharmaceutical products in India, this will heighten the need for specialized logistics services.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jun 2011
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The damage done to the global auto industry by the disaster in Japan will hopefully be short-lived

The earthquake and following tsunami on March 11 devastated the east coast of Japan, the world's third largest economy, and this is expected to result in a reduction in the nation's economic growth of 0.5 percentage points this year. This will in large part be due to the slowdown in Japan's auto industry, but the market's innate advantages may be able to generate a recovery by the end of 2011.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Apr 2011
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Digital postal mail: riding to the rescue with new opportunities

Digital communication systems such as digital postal mail could be a novel way for postal companies to address declining mail volumes, while also adding to their top-line. Digital mail can be used in a variety of ways and provides a secure, environmentally friendly communication channel. The success of the service depends to a large extent on partnerships being developed with service companies.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Mar 2011
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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
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FedEx: capitalizing on Indian logistics through AFL acquisition

US courier giant FedEx Express has acquired AFL and its affiliate Unifreight India in a bid to diversify its services and improve its footprint in the flourishing Indian logistics market. The robust Indian economy and anticipated increase in outsourced services will also help FedEx to grow its international business and serve customers seeking to expand into or enter the Indian market.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2011
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Deutsche Post DHL shifts its focus to the business-to-consumer distribution market

Deutsche Post DHL, having recently retreated from the domestic express market in the UK and France, is still very much focused on the business-to-customer channel. As more companies turn their attention towards this promising sector, this shift in the express market is creating a competitive playing field. Helping customers enhance their online presence will be key to consolidating market share.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2011
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Shipping: industry-led initiatives rather than legislation are the way forward

The International Maritime Organization has been working toward a global deal to limit the industry's carbon emissions, but its slow progress has prompted the EU to signal its intent to incorporate shipping into its Emissions Trading Scheme if no agreement is reached by the end of 2011. However, introducing localized legislation could prove to be both inefficient and counter-productive.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jan 2011
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The logistics and express industry may be recovering, but fresh challenges await

According to Datamonitor research, the global logistics and express market is expected to have recovered from the downturn and grown by almost 9% to reach a value of more than $3 trillion in 2010. However, as the market finally recovers, the pressure on companies to demonstrate value and find ways to achieve profitable growth will become increasingly apparent.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Oct 2010
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Cafe Coffee Day: looking to diversify into retail logistics

Indian coffee shop chain Cafe Coffee Day is looking to acquire a logistics company to service its increasing outlet network. Although the express cargo firm Gati has been put forward by industry commentators as a potential target, the company itself has so far denied that it is up for sale.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2010
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Freight rates to tumble in H2 2010 due to overcapacity and slower demand

International freight rates have increased over H1 2010 due to reduced transport capacity and increased freight demand, a trend that has been reflected in upswings in price indices such as the Baltic Dry Index and Danske Bank's European Freight Forwarding Index. However, forecasted overcapacity and sluggish growth in freight volumes are expected to reduce rates in H2 2010.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Sep 2010

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