Global Freight Forwarding 2009

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A report essential to understand the crisis in the forwarding sector

Global Freight Forwarding

The Global Freight Forwarding market is in a state of unprecedented change. For that reason, Global Freight Forwarding 2009 contains not only 2008 market sizings and forecasts to 2012, but also includes interim data, showing how much the air and sea markets have shrunk mid-way through 2009.

The report shows how the sector is being affected by the downturn and which companies are performing best.

Why has the industry been so badly affected?

The Global Freight Forwarding sector has suffered a massive reversal in fortunes in the past year. Up until 2008 sea and air freight volumes were increasing at double digit rates, with forwarders, air cargo carriers and shipping lines enjoying a ‘golden era’. However in the second half of 2008 the global economy came to a grinding halt, with immediate consequences to the international freight sectors.

Behind the precipitous drop in volumes, which many forwarders likened to ‘falling off a cliff’, was the weakness in the US economy, caused by sub-prime debt and a fall in consumer confidence. The global nature of the banking system soon led to crisis spreading around the world.

Manufacturers and retailers realised that they had built up too much stock and stopped placing orders with their overseas suppliers—the so-called ‘inventory overhang’ effect. The impact of the crisis has been disastrous for many companies—volumes have dropped by in some cases 30% or more.

What will you learn from Global Freight Forwarding 2009?

The latest edition of Global Freight Forwarding 2009 contains analysis of:

  • The state of the forwarding market
  • Key trends and developments in 2008 and the first half of 2009
  • The structure and drivers of the market and their implications for the future of the market

In addition, the report contains market sizing and 5 year forecasts by sector (air and sea) for:

  • Europe (including Central & Eastern Europe)
  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • South America
  • Middle East
  • Africa

For the first time the report includes interim market data laying bare the impact of the downturn on the market size. 

The report contains market sizing and forecasts for 40 individual countries including all major and developing economies. These include USA, Canada, Mexico; EU-15 plus Norway and Switzerland; China, Japan, India, South Korea plus many more.

In addition the report provides market shares for the leading players and ranking of the largest air and sea freight forwarders in terms of revenues, air tonnage and teus shipped.

Finally, the report contains profiles of all the leading freight forwarders providing financial, operational and strategic insight into the key players.

2008 and 2009 (H1) market growth and forecasts

Market share in Asia Pacific Freight Forwarding
Market share in Asia Pacific
Freight Forwarding Sector

Global Freight Forwarding 2009 includes 2008 market sizes, growth rates and forecasts to 2012 by air and sea sectors broken down regionally (North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific) and by the leading country markets. In total the report provides data for more than 40 different markets.

This year the report contains up-to-the-moment market sizing data, giving an indication of how the air and sea freight forwarding markets have been affected in the first six months of 2009 for all the main regions.

Market shares and rankings

World's Largest Sea Freight Forwarders 2008
World's Largest
Sea Freight Forwarders 2008

The report provides an exclusive and wholly independent source of market share figures.

The report ranks the leading players in the total freight forwarding market as well as those in the individual air and sea freight sectors by:

  • TEUs
  • air cargo tonnage and
  • revenue.

Company profiles

DSV Global Network
DSV Global Network

The report contains profiles of all the leading global freight forwarders. Information on these companies includes:

  • Financial data and analysis
  • Operations and services
  • Latest news and strategic developments.

Companies covered include: Agility, CEVA, DHL Global Forwarding, DSV, Expeditors, Geodis, Kerry Logistics, Kintetsu, Kuehne + Nagel, Nippon Express, Panalpina, Rhenus, Schenker, UTi Worldwide, UPS SCS.

How to buy Global Freight Forwarding 2009

Global Freight Forwarding 2009, price £995, can be purchased online. Please click on add to cart button above.

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