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Global Freight Forwarding 2018

Published by Transport Intelligence Ltd. Product code 248731
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Global Freight Forwarding 2018
Published: January 15, 2019 Content info: 148 Pages
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This report contains:

  • Market sizing including 2017 and 5-year CARG growth rates 2017-2022
  • Extensive, interview-based primary research from major players
  • An analysis of modal shift in forwarding
  • Forwarding 2030 Case Studies - Shifting automotive supply chains, Decarbonising logistics and China's Belt & Road Initiative

Global Freight Forwarding 2018 provides a detailed look at major trends and drivers affecting the freight forwarding market in 2018 and beyond.

Knowing the forwarding market is changing is not enough - leaders need to know where the market is headed, how their competitors are reacting, and the steps to take today so they're in a position to win tomorrow.

GFF18 examines key trends in forwarding that have and will continue to cause profound transformation. These are:

  • The state and disruption of global trade
  • The threats and opportunity tech-enabled forwarders face over the next 5 years
  • The changing role of freight forwarders in global supply chains

Key questions the report asks and answers:

  • What is the state of global trade today, and what opportunities and threats do forwarders face?
  • Can traditional forwarders react to the threat from digital platforms?
  • What role do SMEs play in global trade, and are the large forwarders set up to capture their business?
  • Do spot market platforms and digital forwarders have a future?
  • What drivers in the forwarding marker, in key vertical sectors and in regions across the world will bring about profound change over the next decade?
  • How quickly is the forwarding market growing globally, and by region and country?

Global Freight Forwarding 2018 provides a detailed look at major trends and drivers affecting the freight forwarding market in 2018 and beyond.

Knowing the forwarding market is changing is not enough - leaders need to know where the market is headed, how their competitors are reacting, and the steps to take today so they're in a position to win tomorrow.

GFF18 examines key trends in forwarding that have and will continue to cause profound transformation. These are:

  • The state and disruption of global trade
  • The threats and opportunity tech-enabled forwarders face over the next 5 years
  • The changing role of freight forwarders in global supply chains

Key questions the report asks and answers:

  • What is the state of global trade today, and what opportunities and threats do forwarders face?
  • Can traditional forwarders react to the threat from digital platforms?
  • What role do SMEs play in global trade, and are the large forwarders set up to capture their business?
  • Do spot market platforms and digital forwarders have a future?
  • What drivers in the forwarding marker, in key vertical sectors and in regions across the world will bring about profound change over the next decade?
  • How quickly is the forwarding market growing globally, and by region and country?

Exclusive highlights

  • A case study on the development of battery technology and its impacts on forwarding in the high tech and automotive sectors from Ti's CEO JMB
  • Ti's exclusive GFF18 market sizing, which includes 5-year forecasts for the first ever time
  • Analysis of China's European Landbridge and One Belt, One Road initiatives and the potential effects on modal shift in the forwarding market
  • The changing role of freight forwarders - Ti has undertaken an extensive interview-based research programme with many of the world's top 20 forwarders, leading freight platforms and industry players to determine the direction of the market and the strategies employed to meet challenges over the next 5 years.

Authors

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. Prior to joining Ti in 2013, he spent several successful years working in international trade and foreign direct investment, and has since developed specialisms in e-commerce, the road freight market and emerging market logistics working in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

David Buckby

Having obtained a Masters in Economics David is now Ti's resident Economist. David manages one of Ti's core strengths, that of quantitative analysis of a range of logistics markets, including sizing and forecasting. David contributes to the GSCi portal, Ti Reports and consultancy projects.

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. Andy has since worked for a top accountancy firm and for a wealth management company. These experiences give him a strong understanding of company accounts and investment products and has given him a wider understanding of the financial sector.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1.0 KEY FINDINGS

2.0 GLOBAL TRADE & VERTICAL SECTORS

  • 2.1 Freight Forwarding Fundamentals
    • 2.1.1 Globalisation & Trade Patterns
    • 2.1.2 'Trade Wars'
    • 2.1.3 Volume Growth
    • 2.1.4 Rate Dynamics
    • 2.1.5 The relationship between rates and margins
    • 2.1.6 Modal Shift
    • 2.1.7 4PLs, LLPs, & control towers
    • 2.1.8 Technology
  • 2.2 Global Trade Patterns
    • 2.2.1 World trade by product group (US$bn)
    • 2.2.2 Top 10 regional trade flows
  • 2.3 Forwarding 2030 Case Studies
    • 2.3.1 Batteries: powering the transformation of automotive supply chains - by Professor John Manners-Bell
    • 2.3.2 Logistical implications of the fossil fuel phase out - by Professor Alan McKinnon
    • 2.3.3 The Belt & Road Initiative

3.0 THE CHANGING ROLE OF FORWARDERS

  • 3.1 Can 'tech forwarders' disrupt the industry?
    • 3.1.1 Introduction
    • 3.1.2 What are the limitations of tech forwarders?
    • 3.1.3 What are the opportunities for tech forwarders?
    • 3.1.4 Is there a margin in offering basic, commoditized online forwarding services to SMEs?
    • 3.1.5 How can tech forwarders secure higher margins?
    • 3.1.6 So what is the future for tech forwarders?
  • 3.2 The SME opportunity
    • 3.2.1 How large are SME trade volumes?
    • 3.2.2 Are SME trade volumes growing faster than those of large shippers?
    • 3.2.3 How profitable is SME business for forwarders?

4.0 MARKET SIZING

  • 4.1 Global freight forwarding market size and forecast
  • 4.2 Global air freight forwarding market size and forecast
  • 4.3 Global sea freight forwarding market size and forecast
  • 4.4 Asia Pacific freight forwarding market size and forecasts
  • 4.5 Europe freight forwarding market size and forecasts
  • 4.6 Middle East & North Africa freight forwarding market size and forecast
  • 4.7 North America freight forwarding market size and forecast
  • 4.8 Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia market size and forecast
  • 4.9 South America freight forwarding market size and forecast
  • 4.10 Sub-Saharan Africa freight forwarding market size and forecast

5.0 Providers

  • 5.1 Market Concentration
    • 5.1.1 Market consolidation
  • 5.2 Top 20s
    • 5.2.1 Top 20 Global Air freight Forwarders by Revenue
    • 5.2.2 Top 20 Global Air Freight Forwarders by Volume
    • 5.2.3 Top 20 Global Sea Freight Forwarders by Revenue
    • 5.2.4 Top 20 Sea Freight Forwarders by Volume
  • 5.3 Margin Analysis
    • 5.3.1 Gross Profit Margin Analysis
    • 5.3.2 EBIT Margins
    • 5.3.3 Conversion ratios (EBIT to gross profit ratio)
    • 5.3.4 Conclusion
  • 5.4 Provider Profiles
    • 5.4.1 Agility
    • 5.4.2 Bolloré
    • 5.4.3 CEVA
    • 5.4.4 DHL Global Forwarding
    • 5.4.5 DB Schenker Logistics
    • 5.4.6 DSV
    • 5.4.7 Expeditors
    • 5.4.8 Kuehne + Nagel
    • 5.4.9 Panalpina
    • 5.4.10 Sinotrans

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