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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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DHL and UPS: poor Q2 performance suggests more has to be done to combat the recession

Despite severe cost cutting programs, DHL and UPS have both recorded a major drop in profits in Q2, largely due to customers opting for cheaper alternatives. However, both companies have gained some significant ground on their competitors also affected by the current recessionary climate, and are remaining cautiously optimistic despite there being no clear date for a recovery just yet.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jul 2009
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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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European parcel volumes resilient against economic adversity

Although the recent credit crunch and resulting economic uncertainty are affecting the growth potential of the European express industry, the main effects will be on the use of different modes of transport and profitability rather than on overall levels of parcel volumes. Indeed, supply chain rationalization, internationalization and B2C e-commerce are continuing to drive industry growth.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Sep 2008
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Express market shows early signs of recovery

Recent trading figures from leading express firms reveal that the sector faces an uphill struggle, with revenues still showing double-digit declines and profits dropping even further year-on-year despite the implementation of major cost-cutting programs. However, underlying volume improvement reflects a strengthening of the economic environment, causing mild optimism for the rest of the year.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Nov 2009
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Express operators must develop flexible service portfolios to survive poor market conditions

The express industry is becoming increasingly reliant on the B2C segment and its growing demand for online shopping deliveries as the economic downturn reduces B2B parcel volumes. Shippers are also moving toward economy products as their budgets get squeezed, prompting a shift from air to road and encouraging express players to implement creative solutions for surviving the current market climate.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jan 2009
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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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IATA: gloomy forecast presents opportunity for smaller express players

Revised industry forecasts from the International Air Transport Association suggest that leading asset-based express players could become more exposed and increasingly reliant on other areas of growth. Although this presents an opportunity for smaller express firms to gain ground on the market leaders, they are still likely to face a price battle with airlines trying to recoup their losses.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2009
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Kuehne & Nagel: positive moves

Kuehne & Nagel is continuing its growth strategy with another acquisition in Central America. As economic slowdown keeps freight growth down in the developed world, it makes sense for K&N to focus on less exploited markets to maintain its profit growth. At the same time, the move expands the Swiss firm's worldwide network still further.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Sep 2002
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Kuehne & Nagel: taking over the world, with minimal risk

K&N can now fully integrate the unit's activities into its network, controlling the subsidiary's operations for the benefit of its global network. Setting up joint ventures and turning the successful ones into wholly owned subsidiaries is a wise strategy for K&N. It can test the waters in each market before putting forward full capital and resource commitment.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Feb 2002

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