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New York and New Jersey transit systems tap into NFC ticketing

NFC ticketing and NFC ticket purchasing have been implemented in New York and New Jersey, as two transit systems introduce NFC ticketing to passengers. If successful, the implementations will support issuers' claims with regards to NFC, while also leading to greater public exposure to the concept.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Nov 2011
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Pharmaceutical logistics in India gets a boost

GMR Hyderabad International Airport has been certified as one of Lufthansa Cargo's key pharmaceutical cargo hubs in South Asia, having satisfied the complex requirements of handling the temperature-controlled transport of pharmaceuticals. Alongside rising demand for pharmaceutical products in India, this will heighten the need for specialized logistics services.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jun 2011
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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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Q1 results indicate a mixed outlook for TNT Express, despite the benefits gained from demerger

TNT is to demerge its express division and rebrand its mail business as PostNL. This will allow TNT Express to focus on its core offering; however, it could miss out on the burgeoning cross-border B2C trade, which will fall under PostNL's remit. Also, despite a recovery in global trade, TNT Express's price levels and international volumes have not increased, presenting an even bigger challenge.

Published By Datamonitor
05 May 2011
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UK logistics: the benefits of rail are underplayed

Given the current trends that are shaping the logistics industry such as sustainability and modal shift, the rail industry is in an ideal position to benefit from these developments. However, negative perceptions of cost and complexity mean that an overhaul of the sector's image is required to persuade companies to integrate rail into their supply chains.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Apr 2011
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The damage done to the global auto industry by the disaster in Japan will hopefully be short-lived

The earthquake and following tsunami on March 11 devastated the east coast of Japan, the world's third largest economy, and this is expected to result in a reduction in the nation's economic growth of 0.5 percentage points this year. This will in large part be due to the slowdown in Japan's auto industry, but the market's innate advantages may be able to generate a recovery by the end of 2011.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Apr 2011
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United Arab Emirates: automotive logistics service players capitalizing on new market opportunities

CEVA Logistics is the latest in a long line of logistics service providers expanding or building warehouse space in Dubai. The two key drivers behind these developments are the geographically advantageous location of the United Arab Emirates within the Middle East region, and the interest of logistics players in serving the lucrative automotive industry.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Apr 2011
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Stagecoach: sustainability pledge will increase profitability

Stagecoach, one of the UK's biggest bus and coach operators, intends to cut the greenhouse gas emissions from its fleet by 3% by 2014. With this in mind, all of its 13,800 drivers will be trained in eco-driving. Apart from helping the company to reach its sustainability goals, the move will also significantly reduce operational spending and exposure to risk.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Mar 2011
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Digital postal mail: riding to the rescue with new opportunities

Digital communication systems such as digital postal mail could be a novel way for postal companies to address declining mail volumes, while also adding to their top-line. Digital mail can be used in a variety of ways and provides a secure, environmentally friendly communication channel. The success of the service depends to a large extent on partnerships being developed with service companies.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Mar 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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