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3D Fast Bus: overtaking more conventional green automotive innovations

According to a recent Datamonitor survey, consumers worldwide are becoming increasingly interested in energy efficient cars. However, congestion remains a concern, and in an attempt to tackle this issue, a revolutionary new type of bus is set to be pilot tested in Beijing, which will address the problem by simply driving above passenger cars, without the need for a separate track.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Aug 2010
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3PL set to play a significant role in shifting industry landscape

A fundamental shift in executive thinking and continued pressure on margins has meant that a company's supply chain is increasingly being seen as a strategic asset. While businesses are realizing the vital role 3PL can play within this process, logistics providers are also re-assessing their own unique position in the market. Datamonitor lead analyst Chris Morgan explains...

Published By Datamonitor
07 Apr 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Agility: acquisition spree expected to boost performance going into 2010

Kuwait-based global logistics provider Agility has posted a 7.1% decline in revenue for 2009 due to a slump in freight volumes in its Global Integrated Logistics business. However, the company saw operating profit rise 5.1% in 2009 and expects this to be consolidated during 2010 as a result of its ambitious strategy of expanding its global network and customer base through acquisitions.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Apr 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Air cargo: carriers benefit from US-China accord

The bilateral accord signed by China and America last week will more than double the number of US airlines that can operate to and from the People's Republic, and will permit an extra 111 weekly flights by all-cargo carriers. UPS [UPS], FedEx [FDX] and American Airlines [AMR] have welcomed the agreement, which will dramatically increase air cargo volumes between the two countries.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Air France: latest step in Chinese expansion

Air France's [AF.PA] new Chinese call center is the latest step in its plan to expand its operations in the country. Air cargo business and passenger traffic in the Asian region are forecast to grow tremendously in the near future, and Air France is building an advantage over rival entrants.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2004
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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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Air freight: trading will remain tough throughout 2010, despite improvements

Airlines and airports have experienced drastic declines in cargo volumes throughout 2009, a year that industry executives have characterized as the worst in living memory for the airline industry. Although there have been some signs of recovery, uncertainty over oil prices and weak demand suggest that the business environment in 2010 is likely to remain hostile toward air freight operators.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Nov 2009
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CommentWire

Air freight: two way traffic

UPS [UPS] and FedEx [FDX] are among the US carriers that will soon be granted much needed additional all-cargo flights between China and the United States under an agreement signed last year by the two countries' aviation authorities. The carriers will have no trouble filling their eastbound flights, although flights into China could be another story.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Feb 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

AP Moller-Maersk: delivering a mixed bag

Shipping company AP Moller-Maersk has released its results for 2006. Although overall revenue increased, profitability collapsed due to its container business unit suffering from over-supply in the industry. While the company forecasted a positive picture for 2007, further diversification may be required.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

APL Logistics: further focus on China

CMWAL is a new joint venture incorporating APL Logistics. The venture, which is based in China, will serve the automotive sector. This agreement highlights the recent moves by major logistics players looking to enter local and niche markets through joint ventures. However, such strategies involve both difficulties and risks.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jul 2002

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