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Logistics firms must find a balance between sustainability and efficiency

Sustainability measures will have a significant impact on shipping and transport companies' services and costs. However, the extent of this impact and the cost implications therein are unknown. Companies must take a more proactive approach in assessing these potential ramifications, as shippers and end consumers alike will ultimately demand this of all transportation providers.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2010
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
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E-commerce market in Latin America grows by 40% during 2009

According to a study conducted by AmericaEconomia Intelligence for Visa, e-commerce in Latin America experienced explosive growth of 39.2% during 2009, reaching a value of $21.7 billion. Given the generally poor standard of delivery networks in the region, there is an opportunity for integrators and logistics firms to make gains in the market by offering high-quality services.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jul 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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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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CommentWire

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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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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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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