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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
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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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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

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
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Asia-Pacific is the next pot of gold for 3PL providers

Enterprise expenditure on outsourced and third-party logistics (3PL) is set to experience explosive growth in emerging markets over coming years. Although 3PL providers of all sizes look set to benefit from this growth, consolidation is likely to be a key future factor as clients increase their focus on operational efficiency and seek integrated one-stop services to satisfy their business needs.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jul 2006
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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
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Davos: Doha agreement provides hope for transport and logistics industries

Trade ministers have agreed that the Doha round of trade negotiations is the best step global leaders can take to avoid a protectionist backlash to the current economic crisis. Although the market is expected to contract in 2009 and 2010 regardless of any political intervention, resolving the Doha round will at least help towards reducing the impact of the downturn.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Feb 2009
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Deal activity in transportation and logistics plummets as the downturn continues

Although many expected the current economic climate to result in aggressive deal making in the transport and logistics industry in Q2 2009, banks became increasingly risk averse and firms chose instead to assess the extent of overcapacity in the sector. However, as credit markets thaw and the recession bottoms out, firms with healthy cash flows may benefit from the improved deal environment.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jul 2009
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Deal activity in transportation and logistics revives as the global economy recovers

Firms in the transportation and logistics industry indulged in calibrated deal-making during Q3 2009, with strengthening balance sheets remaining a key objective. While the sector has been recovering slowly, it is expected that an improving global economy will soon lead to renewed confidence among its investors, which in turn will cause an upswing in majority acquisitions.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Oct 2009

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