Global Freight Forwarding 2016


Ti is pleased to announce that the latest edition of its best-selling report, Global Freight Forwarding, is now available to purchase. As with previous years, the report provides industry leading analysis of global, regional and country level freight forwarding markets as well as detailed analysis of the financial and volume performance of the most significant players. In addition, the report also contains comprehensive profiles of the top 15 freight forwarders.

Key Findings

  • The global freight forwarding market is estimated to have contracted by 1.6% in nominal terms in 2015. In both air and sea freight, all the global metrics point to a year-on-year slowdown in volume growth.
  • Ti forecasts a real 15-19 CAGR of 4.6% for the global freight forwarding market. Europe’s market share of this is expected to contract whilst emerging regions gain share in its place.
  • Intra-regional trade dominates the global picture, with the top three intra-regional trade lanes alone accounting for 52% of global trade. However, new trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership are likely to boost trade between APAC and North America, and the EU and the US.
  • Combined, the 20 leading forwarders are thought to represent almost 58% of the market, but small forwarders continue to effectively compete against the largest in the industry, demonstrating that economies of scale are not the be-all and end-all of the business.
  • For SMEs to prosper they must exploit the opportunities that the democratization of technology has brought in order to grow and lock in customers.
  • Disintermediation from cloud-based technology start-ups is unlikely, but the technology itself will become increasingly important for freight forwarders.
  • A collaborative supply network, driven by software and with a scope beyond individual supply chains, could transform the industry.
  • Mergers and acquisitions in the industry have disrupted the global, air and sea freight rankings. DSV’s acquisition of
  • Uti caused the most impact with the combined entity’s forwarding revenues estimated to be around €2bn larger than DSV a year ago. Looking ahead, it would be surprising if there were no significant deals to alter the landscape of the market even more. Further consolidation seems inevitable.
  • The systemic impact of low global oil prices has been a double edged sword for freight forwarders; whilst some have been able to increase their profit margin, others have taken a substantial hit to revenues as a result of declining demand for industrial projects.
  • With low demand in the market, several companies look to be focussing their efforts on improving profitability rather than growth. This has been manifested through rationalisation, investments in software, and an emphasis on high value contract opportunities.

This report is perfect for

  • Global manufacturers
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Supply chain managers and directors
  • Logistics procurement managers
  • Marketing managers
  • Knowledge managers
  • Investors
  • All C-level executives
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Single User License – £1,495.00, Small Group License – £2,990.00, Global License – £4,485.00


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