Global Freight Forwarding 2020

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Global Freight Forwarding 2020 provides a detailed, up to date look at the impact of COVID-19 on the market and other major trends and drivers affecting the market in 2020 and beyond.

As lockdowns are eased across Europe and the US, questions are being asked as to how the freight forwarding market is recovering from COVID-19, what challenges lay ahead and how it might transform the market in the long term. Ti’s Global Freight Forwarding 2020 report assesses all of the above whilst also containing our market leading market sizing and forecasting data, survey based research and comprehensive company profiles.

This report includes recent survey data into the impact of COVID-19 on freight volumes and expected air and sea freight recovery. 

The 7 key sections of Global Freight Forwarding 2020:

  1. Global Freight Forwarding in 2020 and beyond …
  2. Inventory and the role of China in Global Supply Chains
  3. Fixing dysfunctional PPE supply chains
  4. The next generation of logistics start-up
  5. Global freight forwarding market size and growth
  6. Comparison of the top global freight forwarders
  7. Provider profiles

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This report contains:

  • Market sizing including 2019 and 5-year CAGR growth rates 2019-2024
  • Extensive, market-wide, survey-based primary research into the impact of COVID-19 on the market
  • Detailed analysis of the present and future of freight forwarding 
  • Comprehensive profiles of the largest freight forwarding companies
  • An evaluation of technology in freight forwarding

This report contains:

  • Market sizing including 2019 and 5-year CAGR growth rates 2019-2024
  • Extensive, market-wide, survey-based primary research into the impact of COVID-19 on the market
  • Detailed analysis of the present and future of freight forwarding 
  • Comprehensive profiles of the largest freight forwarding companies
  • An evaluation of technology in freight forwarding

Key questions the report asks and answers:

  • How has COVID-19 affected the future of freight forwarding? How has the sea freight market fared? And how will the air freight market recover? 
  • What impact has Covid-19 had on forwarding volumes?
  • Will a surge in demand in certain areas of the market necessarily see a return to normal volumes and demand?
  • What are the next steps for the freight forwarding market? Will supply chains be deglobalised? 
  • Has COVID-19 been a catalyst for the use of the spot market? 
  • How might shipping behaviour change in the face of a post-COVID-19 economic crisis? 
  • How is the market expected to grow? And how does country by country growth compare?
  • Which tech developments are already shaping the next generation of forwarding start-up?

Exclusive highlights

  • During COVID-19 consumer demand has declined and unfortunately, it is likely to dwindle further in the event of an economic crisis.
  • The sea freight market will experience whiplash effects due to demand volatility, capacity shortages, and at various times over-supply.
  • Shipping lines are in a much better position to ride out the storm than they were a few years ago, following a wave of consolidation
  • Digital marketplaces are likely to see an increase in customer traffic as shippers look to save money during a potential period of financial uncertainty.
  • Capacity planning will become exceptionally difficult, especially with the possibility that the COVID-19 will return at intervals, affecting economic growth, but also supply-side markets such as ports and trucking.
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.
 
Professor John Manners-Bell
John 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.
 
Beth Poole joined Ti as a researcher in 2019. She graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Criminology and Sociology and a Masters in Social Science Research Methods. Both degrees provided her with a good knowledge and experience in both primary and secondary research which she now applies to her role at Ti.
 
Dila Cebeci joined the Ti team in late 2019, having graduated from the Transatlantic Masters program from the University of North. Carolina in Chapel Hill earlier that year. Paired with her Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary American Studies from the Eberhard Karls University and professional experiences in the new media and communications she has been exploring and solidifying her interest in geopolitics, foreign relations, and international studies. The overwhelming overlap and relevance for the logistics sector has subsequently allowed her to utilise her acquired skills as a Research Analyst at Ti.
 
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. After graduating, Holly worked in product development, dealing with suppliers and customers from around the world, including in Asia Pacific and Europe. Since working at Ti, she has worked on and gained interest in emerging markets logistics and peak season. As part of her role as a researcher Holly contributes to logistics briefings and GSCi, in particular, provider profiles, countries and regions.
 
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.
 
Ken Lyon
Ken Lyon is Managing Director of Virtual Partners Ltd and has over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. Ken specialises in the use of advanced information systems to manage the operations of 3PL (Third Party Logistics), 4PL and Lead Logistics Providers and their trading partner networks.
 

1.0 Global freight forwarding in 2020 and beyond

1.1 Covid-19 impact timeline

1.1.1 Phase 1: End of January/February

1.1.2 Phase 2: Early March/April

1.1.3 Phase 3: April/May

1.1.4 Phase 4: End of May/June

1.1.5 Phase 5: End of June/July

1.2 Vertical sector impacts

1.2.1 Supply Chain: Retail

1.2.1.1 Supply Chain: Fashion

1.2.2 Supply Chain: Pharmaceutical

1.2.3 Supply Chain: High Tech

1.3 The effects of Covid-19 on the global sea freight market

1.3.1 Introduction

1.3.2 Consolidation in the market

1.3.3 Short-term impacts of COVID-19

1.3.3.1 Dwindling demand

1.3.3.2 Carrier response to declining demand

1.3.3.3 What impact did this have on volumes?

1.3.3.4 Freight rates

1.3.4 Long-term impacts

1.3.4.1 Recovering Demand

1.3.4.2 Deglobalisation

1.3.4.3 Investing in fleets

1.3.4.4 More robust industry?

1.4 The effects of Covid-19 on the global air freight market

1.4.1 Overview

1.4.2 Short-Term Impact

1.4.2.1 Air cargo capacity

1.4.2.2 Air cargo volumes

1.4.3 Long-term Impact

1.4.3.1 Rates

1.4.3.2 Regulations

1.4.3.3 Intermodal

1.5 What are the Next Steps: Supply Chain Deglobalisation & Protectionism

1.5.1 Responding to the Crisis

1.5.2 Modal Shift

1.5.3 Shift to the Spot Market?

2.0 Inventory and the role of China in Global Supply Chains

2.1 The reality of de-globalising and de-China-ing supply chains over the shot- and medium-term

2.1.1 The offshoring and re-shoring decision making process

2.2 Lower cost labour alternatives to China

2.2.1 Can developed markets compete with China

2.3 The logistics cost headwind to reshoring

2.3.1 Shipping rates

2.3.2 Air cargo disruption and rates

2.4 Inventory costs

2.5 Conclusion

3.0 Fixing dysfunctional PPE supply chains

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Demand variability

3.2.1 Unknown quantities of PPE required

3.2.2 Competing procurement strategies

3.2.2.1 UK

3.2.2.2 Europe

3.2.2.3 US approach

3.2.3 Summary of demand problems

3.4 Supply variables & challenges

3.4.1 Location of manufacturing

3.4.2 PPE: the impact of quality standards on trade

3.5 Distribution

3.5.1 Air Cargo constraints

3.5.2 Rail freight alternative

3.5.3 Customs clearance and Trade Compliance

3.5.4 Last mile delivery – getting the items to where they need to be

3.6 The PPE international logistics market in 2020

3.7 Conclusion: the end of global supply chains for PPE?

4.0 The next generation of logistics start-up

4.1 Cyber 4PLs

4.1.1 Looking inside a Cyber 4PL

4.2 Evolution of digital business models: past and future trends

4.3 What you really need to operate in logistics: lessons from a pandemic

4.3.1 what Coronavirus means day-to-day

4.4 FedEx and Microsoft join forces: Let the games begin

4.5 The intelligence of labels – context and meaning in AI

5.0 Global Freight Forwarding Market Size & Growth

5.1 Global Freight Forwarding Market Size & Growth

5.1.1 Global Freight Forwarding Market Size & Growth 2019

5.1.1.2 US-China Trade War

5.1.1.3 US-China trade agreements

5.1.1.4 Growth in the Regions

5.1.2 Global Freight Forwarding Market Size & Growth 2020

5.1.3 Global Freight Forwarding Market Size & Growth 2024 (F)

5.2 Air Freight Forwarding Market Size & Growth

5.2.1 Air Freight Forwarding Market Size & Growth 2019

5.2.2 Air Freight Forwarding Market Size & Growth 2020

5.2.3 Air Freight Forwarding Market Size & Growth 2024 (F)

5.3 Sea Freight Forwarding Market Size & Growth

5.3.1 Sea Freight Forwarding Market Size & Growth 2019

5.3.2 Sea Freight Forwarding Market Size & Growth 2020

5.3.3 Sea Freight Forwarding Market Size & Growth 2024 (F)

5.4 Asia Pacific freight forwarding market size & growth

5.4.1 Asia Pacific freight forwarding market size & growth 2019

5.4.2 Asia Pacific freight forwarding market size & growth 2020

5.4.3 Asia Pacific freight forwarding market size & growth 2024

5.5 Europe freight forwarding market size & growth

5.5.1 Europe freight forwarding market size & growth 2019

5.5.2 Europe freight forwarding market size & growth 2020

5.5.3 Europe freight forwarding market size & growth 2024

5.6 Middle East & North Africa freight forwarding market size & growth

5.6.1 Middle East & North Africa freight forwarding market size & growth 2019

5.6.2 Middle East & North Africa freight forwarding market size & growth 2020

5.6.3 Middle East & North Africa freight forwarding market size & growth 2024

5.7 North America freight forwarding market size & growth

5.7.1 North America freight forwarding market size & growth 2019

5.7.1.1 Trade War

5.7.1.2 Elsewhere in the region

5.7.2 North America freight forwarding market size & growth 2020

5.7.3 North America freight forwarding market size & growth 2024

5.8 Russia, Caucasus & Central Asia freight forwarding market size & growth

5.8.1 Russia, Caucasus & Central Asia freight forwarding market size & growth 2019

5.8.2 Russia, Caucasus & Central Asia freight forwarding market size & growth 2020

5.8.3 Russia, Caucasus & Central Asia freight forwarding market size & growth 2024

5.9 South America freight forwarding market size & growth

5.9.1 South America freight forwarding market size & growth 2019

 

5.9.2 South America freight forwarding market size & growth 2020

5.9.3 South America freight forwarding market size & growth 2024

5.10 Sub-Saharan Africa freight forwarding market size & growth

5.10.1 Sub-Saharan Africa freight forwarding market size & growth 2019

5.10.2 Sub-Saharan Africa freight forwarding market size & growth 2020

5.10.3 Sub-Saharan Africa freight forwarding market size & growth 2024

5.11 Global Freight Forwarding Market Size & Growth: COVID-19 Impact Analysis

5.11.1 Air freight in 2020

5.11.2 Sea Freight

6.0 Global Freight Forwarders

6.1 The Global Top 20

6.1.1 Top 20 Global Freight Forwarders by Revenue and Market Shares

6.1.2 Top 20 Global Air Freight Forwarders by Revenue and Market Share

6.1.3 Top 20 Global Air Freight Forwarders by Tonnes and Market Shares

6.1.4 Top 20 Global Sea Freight Forwarders by Revenue and Market Shares

6.1.5 Top 20 Global Sea Freight Forwarders by TEUs and Market Shares

6.2.1 Revenues Comparison

6.2.2 Sea Freight Volumes Comparison

6.2.3 Air Freight Volumes Comparison

6.2.4 Margins Comparison

6.2.4.1 DSV Panalpina

6.2.5 Vertical Sectors Comparison

6.2.6 Forwarder service mix comparison

6.2.7 Technology Strategy

6.2.7.1 Digitalising the freight forwarding market

6.2.8 Digital platforms

6.2.8.1 Exploiting in-house capabilities

6.2.8.2 Exploiting off-the-shelf solutions

6.2.8.3 Mixed approaches

6.2.8.4 Partnerships

6.2.8.5 Conclusion

6.2.9 Investigating blockchain solutions

6.2.10 Sustainability Strategy

6.2.11 Expansion Strategy

6.2.11.1 Southern Asia and Asia Pacific

6.2.11.2 The Americas

6.2.11.3 Africa

6.2.11.4 Europe

7.0 Provider Profiles

7.1 Agility

7.1.1 Strategic Background

7.1.2 Finances

7.1.3 Operations

7.1.3.1 Operations: Global Integrated Logistics (GIL)

7.1.4 Strategic Outlook

7.2 Bollore

7.2.1 Strategic Background

7.2.2 Finances

7.2.3 Operations

7.2.4 Bolloré Transport & Logistics

162 7.2.4.1 Bolloré Logistics

7.2.4.2 Bolloré Africa Logistics

. 7.2.5 Strategic Outlook

7.2.5.1 Expansion

7.2.5.2 Partnerships

7.2.5.3 Technology

7.3 CEVA

7.3.1 Background

7.3.2 Network

7.3.3 CEVA Volumes

7.3.4 CEVA Finances

7.3.5 CEVA and CMA CGM

7.3.6 Outlook

7.4 DB Schenker

7.4.1 Strategic Background

7.4.2 Finances

7.4.3 Operations

7.4.3.1 Air/Ocean Freight

7.4.3.2 Air Freight

7.4.3.3 Sea Freight

7.4.4 Strategic Outlook

7.5 DHL Global Forwarding, Freight

7.5.1 Background

7.5.2 Finances

7.5.2.1 Air Freight

7.5.2.2 Ocean Freight

7.5.2.3 Freight

7.5.2.4 Other

7.5.3 Outlook

7.5.3.1 'Strategy 2025'

7.5.3.2 myDHLi

7.5.3.3 Blockchain Technology

7.5.3.4 Moving Forward

7.6 DSV Panalpina

7.6.1 Background

7.6.2 Finances

7.6.3 Air & Sea Forwarding

7.6.4 Strategic Outlook

7.6.4.1 Moving Forward

7.6.4.2 Covid-19 Crisis Response

7.7 Expeditors

7.7.1 Background

7.7.2 Network

7.7.3 Expeditors Volumes

7.7.4 Expeditors Finances

7.7.4.1 Airfreight

7.7.4.2 Ocean Freight

7.7.5 Operations

7.7.5.1 Airfreight

7.7.5.2 Ocean freight

7.7.6 Outlook

7.7.6.1 Acquisition Strategy

7.7.6.2 Vertical Sector Strategy

7.7.6.3 Covid-19 Outlook

7.8 Kuehne + Nagel

7.8.1 Background

7.8.2 Network

7.8.3 Finances

7.8.4 Operations

7.8.4.1 Sea Freight Forwarding

7.8.4.2 Air Freight Forwarding

7.8.5 Outlook

7.9 Pantos Logistics

7.9.1 Operations

7.9.2 Freight Forwarding

7.9.2.1 Sea Freight

7.9.2.2 Air Freight

7.9.3 Finances

7.9.4 Strategy

7.9.4.1 Technology

7.9.4.2 Tapping into the Belt and Road Initiative

7.9.4.3 SME and SMB’s Business Opportunities

7.10 Sinotrans

7.10.1 Background

7.10.2 Operations

7.10.3 Forwarding and related business

7.10.4 Sea Freight and Air Freight Volumes

7.10.5 Finances

7.10.5.1 Forwarding and related business

7.10.6 Strategy

7.10.6.1 Sinotrans’ 13th Five Year Plan and the Trinity Business Model

7.10.6.2 Expansion in Europe

7.10.6.3 Consolidation

7.10.6.4 Technology

 

 

 

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