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'Tank tourism': holidays not over yet

The EU commissioner responsible for tax and customs-related issues is set to table a proposal to raise the minimum level of diesel tax imposed by member states, in a bid to cut down on 'tank tourism.' However, given the lukewarm reception that the proposal has received so far, and the fact that unanimity is required, the proposal is unlikely to be adopted.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 2007
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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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Africa: becoming the new logistics frontier

Driven by its natural resources, Africa's economic growth is attracting investments by logistics players such as DHL as they look to develop infrastructure and services across the continent. However, many fundamental issues still need to be addressed, such as the lack of infrastructure and the geopolitical risks.

Published By Datamonitor
09 May 2011
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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 cargo boon fueled by global economic growth

Recent data has indicated that the air cargo industry is enjoying a period of growth and increased profitability. This has been driven by an improving economic climate helping increase trade, while costs have been successfully controlled. Nevertheless, there are still three significant challenges that the cargo industry must face, as Datamonitor Lead Analyst Chris Morgan explains...

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2006
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Air cargo: a pricing parachute

Lower aviation fuel prices have led to several airlines in Europe and America recently announcing reductions in surcharges on air cargo. This will help stimulate demand in the cargo industry, but there is still a significant distance to go for the airlines themselves.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jan 2005
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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
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Air cargo: Chinese market reaches new heights

The Civil Aviation Administration of China has forecast unprecedented growth rates for the nation's air cargo industry. Although fuel prices may put downward pressure on these estimates, if realized they will result in significant gains for all parties concerned, as Datamonitor logistics analyst Chris Morgan explains...

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2005
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Air Cargo: price fixing probe yet another burden to industry

A series of raids have been launched on the offices of some of the world's largest air cargo carriers to investigate possible cartel behaviour. Although the mechanism used for the alleged price fixing has not yet been uncovered, the probe could have a significant impact on the already cost-burdened industry.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Feb 2006
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Air cargo: still at risk

According to the leaked report, despite stronger security post-September 11, passenger flights are still at risk from bombs planted in air cargo consignments. The news will re-ignite calls by many in the US Congress to ban airfreight on passenger aircraft, which would lead to the biggest re-structuring ever seen in the industry.

Published By Datamonitor
24 May 2002

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