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Global Contract Logistics 2019/2020 Update

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Global Contract Logistics 2019/2020 Update
Published: December 18, 2019 Content info: 88 Pages

‘Global Contract Logistics 2019/2020 Update ’ examines key trends in contract logistics and 3PL operations and provides analysis and evaluation of future practices expected in the industry.

It contains in-depth analysis of market growth, megacity and urban logistics, the impact of changes within the fashion supply chain, warehouse automation and how major players are performing and reacting to market change.

Ti research has ranked the leading contract logistics providers on both a global and regional basis (Asia Pacific, Europe and North America), providing market shares of these providers based on Ti's bespoke contract logistics market sizes.

This report contains comparative analysis of leading contract logistics providers:

  • Approach to and implementation of technology
  • Approach to M&A
  • Financial performance - margins in contract logistics
  • New contract wins
  • Approach to strategic threats - deglobalisation, shifts in vertical sectors

The following contract logistics providers are profiled:

  • CEVA
  • DB Schenker
  • DHL Supply Chain
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • Pantos
  • DSV
  • Hitachi Transport System
  • Nippon Express
  • Ryder
  • UPS
  • XPO Logistics
  • Yusen Logistics

This report contains:

  • Mid-Year Market Sizing 2019 - H1 Growth Rates & Projections for the Full Year, including regional growth and comparison
  • Megacity Logistics - Challenges of a transforming environment including best case and worst case outlook
  • Urban Logistics: Emissions regulations and ‘Diesel bans', including regional comparison of low emission schemes
  • Circular fashion: Implications for Logistics and Supply Chains
  • Warehouse Technology and Automation
  • Overview of Major Players in the Contract Logistics market

Key questions the report asks and answers:

  • What technologies and strategies are the major players investing in? And how are they influencing the market?
  • Which region has the fasted growing contract logistics market? And why?
  • How is automation and technology really impacting the warehousing sector? How is automation impacting demand and job creation?
  • With fashion supply chains set to undergo huge transformation, how does this impact logistics markets? How can 3PLs stay ahead of the game?
  • How is the industry reacting to emissions regulations and ‘Diesel bans'?
  • What role are megacities playing in the contract logistics market? Which megacities are the ones to watch?

Exclusive highlights

  • The global contract logistics market has expanded by 4.0% year-on-year in H1 2019.
  • Asia Pacific remains the fastest growing contract logistics market, growing by 7.6% year-on-year in the first half of 2019.
  • Intra-urban logistics proves very challenging for logistics providers.
  • There is very little consistency when it comes to emissions regulations, which makes for a very complex and confusing framework.
  • Fashion supply chains are on the verge of a major transformation which will have dramatic effects on the logistics industry.
  • Falling prices enabled by automation actually lead to increased demand, leading to job creation.

This report is perfect for:

  • C-level executives at logistics companies and shippers
  • VP and Directors responsible for contract logistics services
  • Marketing managers at logistics companies
  • Logistics and supply chain procurement staff at shippers
  • Logistics and supply chain managers at shippers
  • Consultants working in the contract logistics market
  • Financial analysts with interests in the contract logistics market
  • Supply chain analysts at logistics companies
  • Investors
  • Knowledge managers


Professor John Manners-Bell is Chief Executive of Ti, Honorary Visiting Professor at the London Metropolitan University's Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law and an adviser to the World Economic Forum. He has over 25 years' experience working in and analysing the global logistics sector.

Nick Bailey: As Head of Research, Nick is responsible for all of Ti's research products, including logistics market and vertical sector reports, as well as Ti's flagship Global Supply Chain Intelligence (GSCi) market intelligence portal. Nick is actively involved in research for these product ranges, as well as in the development of new and existing research capabilities at Ti. Nick also coordinates the efforts of Ti's team of researchers and analysts, and supports Ti's consultancy offering for a global client base.

Andy Ralls is a quantitative analyst at Ti. He graduated from the University of Southampton with a Mathematics with Finance degree in 2014. In his studies, he chose a final year project on actuarial modelling and forecasting and enjoyed modules on statistical distribution theory, financial mathematics and macroeconomics.

Sergio Korchoff is a quantitative analyst at Ti. He graduated from the University of Bath with a Civil Engineering Bachelors and a Masters in Entrepreneurship and Management. His understanding of business and numerical ability has allowed him to contribute to the GSCi portal, consultancy projects and authors news and briefs for Ti's Logistics Briefing service.

Holly Stewart joined Ti as a researcher in 2018. Whilst at university she gained much experience in both primary and secondary research, as well as enhancing her analytical and evaluation skills. Studying History developed Holly's interest in politics and geopolitics.

Gunjan Thukral is a Research Project Manager at Ti. She leads research projects and works closely with the team of analysts to decide research technique & methodology. She brings a wealth of logistics research and project management experience having spent more than a decade in the industry previously.

Cameron Morrison joined Ti as a research intern in mid-2019. Currently in his second year of a Bachelor's in Business Administration at the University of Bath, he is doing his first placement at the Ti offices in Bath. Whilst in his first year at University, Cameron acquired research and analytical skills through modules such as business & society, accounting & finance and business economics. This has helped him at Ti with various projects he has undertaken. While at Ti, Cameron has deepened his knowledge of the logistics industry having worked on numerous projects.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1.0. Mid-Year Market Sizing 2019 - H1 Growth Rates & Projections for the Full Year

  • 1.1. Asia Pacific Contract Logistics Market Size & Growth
  • 1.2. Europe Contract Logistics Market Size & Growth
  • 1.3. Middle East & North Africa Contract Logistics Market Size & Growth
  • 1.4. North America Contract Logistics Market Size & Growth
  • 1.5. Russia, Caucasus & Central Asia Contract Logistics Market Size & Growth
  • 1.6. South American Contract Logistics Market Size & Growth
  • 1.7. Sub-Saharan Africa Contract Logistics Market Size & Growth

2.0. Megacity Logistics - Challenges of a transforming environment

  • 2.1. Retail logistics trends in megacities
  • 2.2. Environmental considerations
  • 2.3. Will technology be the solution to megacity challenges?
  • 2.4. Best case outlook for logistics in mega-cities
  • 2.5. Worst case outlook for logistics in mega-cities
  • 2.6. Conclusion

3.0. Urban Logistics: Emissions Regulations and ‘Diesel Bans'

  • 3.1. The Public Policy Imperative for Lower Emissions
  • 3.2. Diesel and petrol engine standards
  • 3.3. Europe: Low Emission Schemes
  • 3.4. Asia: Low Emission Schemes
  • 3.5. Americas: Low Emission Schemes
  • 3.6. Conclusion

4.0. Circular Fashion: Implications for Logistics and Supply Chains

  • 4.1. Upstream Supply Chains
  • 4.2. Downstream Supply Chains
  • 4.3. What are the implications for the global logistics industry

5.1. Warehouse technology and automation

  • 5.2. The implications of automation for logistics workers

6.0. Overview of Major Players in the Contract Logistics market

  • 6.1.1. CEVA
  • 6.1.2. DHL Supply Chain
  • 6.1.3. Kuehne + Nagel
  • 6.1.4. XPO Logistics
  • 6.1.5. DB Schenker
  • 6.1.6. DSV
  • 6.1.7. Geodis
  • 6.1.8. Hitachi Transport System
  • 6.1.9. Nippon Express
  • 6.1.10. Pantos Logistics
  • 6.1.11. Ryder
  • 6.1.12. UPS Supply Chain
  • 6.1.13. Yusen Logistics
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