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Industry trends

The transport and logistics industry is facing a number of challenges that are a direct result of globalization and the rapid development of countries such as Brazil, Russia, India and China.
These challenges can be broadly grouped into five areas. These grouping are:

1. Costs – transportation and logistics is a highly competitive industry with margins for traditional services rarely exceeding 4% of turnover;

2. Risks – increasing weather, geological, geo-political and supply uncertainties are creating significant problems as supply chains grow longer and more complex;

3. Demographics – changing global demographics are driving companies to move into non-traditional markets where supply chain infrastructures are less mature and operating practices less advanced;

4. Energy – length, speed and tonnage transported determine the energy consumption of supply operaitons. As supply chains have grown longer and more complex their demands for scarce energy resources has increased raising risks associated with energy price variations as well as availability;

5. Environment – transport and logistics operations have a large impact on the environment because of CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels and wastes from packaging and operations.

Last change: 2011-11-10

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