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Global Logistics Markets

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Unlocking opportunities

As an industry that depends on the global economic environment and international trade flow, the logistics sector was hard hit by the crisis. Yet, global revenues had reached 981 billion euro by 2011, and continued recovery looks promising—growth is expected to reach a rate of up to 3% in worldwide volume between now and 2020. Logistics’ cross-functional role as a critical link between other industries means that in order to continue along this positive trajectory, it must also adapt to the changes facing the very industries that it facilitates. This poses a unique set of challenges, but also a unique set of opportunities.

The growing importance of intra-regional markets, the expansion of e-commerce, and the need for specialized services are three areas where logistics can realign its strategies for ongoing success throughout the coming decade. As Dirk Friebel, logistics expert at Roland Berger, explains, “the volatile market environment, the ever-stronger online market, the shift in markets towards Asia, and the growing demand for special transport services necessitate new corporate strategies and considerable investments on the part of logistics providers."

Global revenues of the logistics industry have reached 981 billion euro by 2011, and continued recovery looks promising
Global revenues of the logistics industry have reached 981 billion euro by 2011, and continued recovery looks promising

Challenges bring opportunities

Produced in collaboration with Barclays, this publication breaks down the trends, market demarcations, and developments that affect the logistics sector the most. We take a look at how developing secure customer and regional portfolios can secure access to growth markets and high-margin business activities in an increasingly commoditized environment. For contract logistics, thin margins make this challenge more relevant than ever before. From vertical integration, to globalization and regionalization, we address the key issues and give decision-makers the overview they need to make the right strategic decisions for their business. Challenges bring opportunities, and an interdisciplinary approach that combines corporate strategy and corporate finance will remain the key to unlocking success.

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Produced in collaboration with Barclays, this publication breaks down the trends, market demarcations, and developments that affect the logistics sector the most.

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