‘Global Freight Forwarding 2019’ provides a detailed look at major trends and drivers affecting the freight forwarding market in 2019 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.
‘GFF19’ examines key trends in forwarding that have and will continue to cause profound transformation. These are:
- The state and disruption of the global forwarding market.
- 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:
- How is the structure of the market changing with consolidation and new digital entrants?
- How are volumes, capacity and prices developing?
- What's driving growth in the air and sea freight markets?
- Which factors influence shippers choice of digital vs traditional forwarder?
- Who are the leading digital forwarders?
- To what extent is near shoring affecting global trade patterns?
- What are the strategies of the leading players?
- How fast will the market grow in the future?
- What is the adoption rate of digital forwarding services by shippers?
- How fast is the market growing?
This report contains:
- Market sizing including 2018 and 5-year CARG growth rates 2018-2023
- Extensive, market-wide, survey-based primary research
- Detailed analysis of the present and future of freight forwarding
- Comprehensive profiles of the largest freight forwarders
- An evaluation of technology in freight Forwarding
- Top line figures show shippers are booking 10.2% of their volumes through online platforms
- Shippers are choosing platforms for quick quotes and easy booking
- Digital platforms market share set to nearly double in the next 5 years
- Increases in capacity with softer increases in volumes are putting downward pressure on prices
- Trade growth is being supressed by mounting trade wars
- The structure of the market is changing less rapidly than expected
- The global market grew at 3.8% in 2018, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.7% to 2023
- Data shows near-shoring is not yet having a significant effect on global trade patterns
- Volumes increasingly moving from air to sea
- Scale has only a limited effect on profitability
- Extensive global trade data included in supplementary materials
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.
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.
Thomas is a widely respected writer and has been analyzing the global logistics market for over 15 years. He has edited a number of international publications and written for most of the leading trade publications in Europe. He has written several in-depth reports on a variety of subjects including Automotive and Chemical logistics.
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.
Viki is a research analyst with vast experience in the design, implementation and analysis of electronic and person-to-person surveys. Having worked across a number of sectors, including retail, luxury goods and FMCG, Violeta is experienced in gaining valuable insights across brand perception, voice of customer and strategic re-positioning intelligence campaigns for B-to-B and B-to-C clients.
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.
Sergio is a quantitative analyst at Ti. He graduated from the University of Bath with a Civil Engineering Bachelors and a Masters in Entrepreneurship and Management. His understanding of business and numerical ability has allowed him to contribute to the GSCi portal, consultancy projects and authors news and briefs for Ti's Logistics Briefing service.
This report is perfect for:
- Supply chain managers and directors
- Logistics procurement managers
- Global manufacturers
- Banks and financial institutions
- Marketing managers
- Knowledge managers
- All C-level executives
Table of Contents
1.The changing market structure and landscape of forwarding
- 1.1. GLOBAL TRADE & VERTICAL SECTORS
- 1.1.1. Freight Forwarding Fundamentals - Globalisation & Trade Patterns
- 1.1.2. Regionalisation, near-sourcing and emerging markets
- 1.1.3. Regional Supply Chains
- 1.2. Global Trade: The Background to Demand
- 1.3. Demand & Supply
- 1.3.1. Demand & Supply: Air Freight
- 1.3.2. Demand & Supply Air Freight: Growth by Trade Lane
- 1.3.3. Demand & Supply: Sea Freight
- 1.3.4. Consolidation in Container Shipping
- 1.4. Rate Dynamics
- 1.4.1. The relationship between rates and margins
- 1.4.2. Modal Shift
- 1.4.3. Rate dilution due to modal shift
2.0. A guide to ‘complete' supply chain visibility and Control Towers - by Ken Lyon, Ti Advisory Board Member
- 2.1. Information in the supply chain
- 2.2. Towards supply networks
- 2.3. Cloud services
- 2.4. Total, global supply chain visibility?
- 2.5. The visibility platform...
3.0. The Role of Port Efficiency in Maritime Supply Chains - by John Manners-Bell, CEO, Ti
- 3.1. Container dwell time
- 3.2. Operational Processes
- 3.2.1. Case Study: Felixstowe IT System Implementation
- 3.2.2. Case Study: West Coast Ports Hit by Container Surge
- 3.3. Transactional Processes
- 3.4. Storage
- 3.5. Port Data
- 3.5.1. North America
- 3.5.2. Europe
- 3.5.3. Sub-Saharan Africa
- 3.5.4. Middle East
- 3.5.5. Asia
- 3.5.6. India
- 3.6. Conclusion
4.0. Freight forwarding digitalization: existential threat or opportunity? By John Manners-Bell, CEO, Ti
- 4.1. Traditional inefficiencies
- 4.2. Will answers come from digital forwarding?
- 4.3. Traction for digital forwarders
- 4.4. Changes in the market?
5.0. How far has freight forwarding come in its digitisation journey?
- 5.1. Shippers mostly use basic forwarding services on online freight booking platforms/marketplaces/ digital forwarders
- 5.2. Online freight booking platforms/ marketplaces/digital forwarders are most suitable for SMEs and ad hoc shippers
- 5.3. Efficient quotation/booking process is the primary driver behind the uptake of online and digital forwarding services
- 5.4. ‘Quick response' is the most important aspect of the shipping process driving the pickup of online freight booking platforms/ marketplaces/digital forwarders
- 5.5. ‘Claims management' and ‘exception management/ transportation errors' are the service areas most in need of improvement
- 5.6. Lack of awareness and high level of satisfaction with traditional forwarders are among the main reasons behind shippers' reluctance to use online freight booking platforms/marketplaces or digital forwarders
- 5.7. The key areas of improvement required to make the transition to online and digital forwarding services are ‘competitive rates' and ‘personal customer support/follow up'
- 5.8. While the adoption rate of online freight booking platforms/ marketplaces/digital forwarders at present is moderate, it is likely to increase over time as the technology matures
6.0. A Tech Reality Check - by Ken Lyon, Ti Advisory Board Member
7.0. Global Freight Forwarding Market Size & Growth 2018
- 7.1. Growth in the regions
- 7.1.1. The year ahead...
- 7.1.2. 2018-2023 CAGR forecast
- 7.2. Airfreight forwarding market size & growth 2018
- 7.2.1. The year ahead...
- 7.2.2. 2018-2023 CAGR forecast
- 7.3. Sea Freight forwarding market size & growth 2018
- 7.3.1. The year ahead...
- 7.3.2. 2018-2023 CAGR forecast
- 7.4. Asia Pacific
- 7.4.1. CPTPP
- 7.4.2. Major Markets
- 7.5. Europe
- 7.6. MENA
- 7.7. North America
- 7.7.1. Trade War
- 7.7.2. Elsewhere in the region...
- 7.8. Russia, Caucasus & Central Asia
- 7.9. South America
- 7.10. Sub-Saharan Africa
- 8.1. Top 20 Global Freight Forwarders by Revenue and Market Shares
- 8.2. Top 20 Global Air Freight Forwarders by Revenue and Market Shares
- 8.3. Top 20 Global Air Freight Forwarders by Tonnes and Market Shares
- 8.4. Top 20 Global Sea Freight Forwarders by Revenue and Market Shares
- 8.5. Top 20 Global Sea Freight Forwarders by TEUs and Market Shares
- 8.6. Comparative Market Performance
- 8.7. Market Strategies & Vertical Sectors
- 8.7.1. Vertical Sector Strategies
- 8.7.2. Local Heroes
- 8.8. Mergers & Acquisitions
- 8.8.1. DSV & Panalpina
- 8.8.2. CMA CGM & CEVA
9.0. Provider Profiles
- 9.1. Agility
- 9.1.1. Operations and Strategic Background
- 9.1.2. Finances
- 9.1.3. Strategic Outlook
- 9.1.4. Agility SWOT Analysis
- 9.2. Bollore
- 9.2.1. Operations
- 9.2.2. Finances
- 9.2.3. Bolloré Transport & Logistics
- 9.2.4. Strategy
- 9.2.5. Bolloré SWOT Analysis
- 9.3. CEVA
- 9.3.1. Operations
- 9.3.2. Strategic Background
- 9.3.3. Finances 2018
- 9.3.4. Strategic Outlook
- 9.3.5. CEVA SWOT Analysis
- 9.4. DHL Global Forwarding
- 9.4.1. Finances
- 9.4.2. Operations & Strategic Background
- 9.4.3. Outlook
- 9.4.4. DHL Global Forwarding SWOT Analysis
- 9.5. DB Schenker
- 9.5.1. Network and services
- 9.5.2. Finances
- 9.5.3. Expansion efforts
- 9.5.4. DB Schenker SWOT Analysis
- 9.6. DSV Panalpina
- 9.6.1. Strategic Background
- 9.6.2. Operations
- 9.6.3. Finances
- 9.6.4. Panalpina
- 9.6.5. Strategic Background
- 9.6.6. Finances
- 9.6.7. Operations
- 9.6.8. Strategic Outlook - DSV Panalpina A/S
- 9.6.9. DSV Panalpina SWOT Analysis
- 9.7. Expeditors
- 9.7.1. Finances
- 9.7.2. Outlook
- 9.7.3. Expeditors SWOT Analysis
- 9.8. Nippon Express
- 9.8.1. Finances
- 9.8.2. Operations
- 9.8.3. Outlook
- 9.8.4. Nippon Express SWOT Analysis. Kuehne + Nagel
- 9.9.1. Background
- 9.9.2. Finances
- 9.9.3. Operations
- 9.9.4. Outlook
- 9.9.5. Kuehne + Nagel SWOT Analysis
- 9.10. Sinotrans
- 9.10.1. Strategy
- 9.10.2. Sinotrans finances
- 9.10.4. Sinotrans SWOT Analysis
- 9.11. Pantos. Operations and Strategic Background
- 9.11.1. Freight Forwarding
- 9.10.2. Finances
- 9.10.3. Outlook
- 9.10.4. Pantos SWOT Analysis