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Freight Forwarding

Introduction & Definition
REPORT COVERAGE
MARKET SECTORS
Freight Forwarders
Freight Transport Services
1. Executive Summary
2. What’s KEY in the Market?
KEY DRIVERS
MARKET TRENDS
UK World Trade
Table 2.1: UK World Trade by Value (£m and %), 2010-2014
Figure 2.1: UK World Trade by Value (£m and %), 2010-2014
Road Haulage Activity Versus Economic Growth
ECONOMIC TRENDS
Table 2.2: UK Economic Trends (000, %, million and £), 2010-2014
MARKET POSITION
Table 2.3: The UK Market for International Freight Services
and the UK Transport and Storage Market by Value
at Current Prices (£m and %), 2010-2014
Figure 2.2: The UK Market for International Freight Services
and the UK Transport and Storage Market by Value
at Current Prices (£m), 2010-2014
HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?
3. Market Size, Segmentation & Forecasts
MARKET SIZE & SEGMENTATION
The Total Market
Table 3:1: The UK Market for International Freight Services
by Sector by Value (£m), 2010-2014
Figure 3:1: The UK Market for International Freight Services
by Sector by Value (£m), 2010-2014
Market Sectors
Freight Forwarding
Table 3.2: The UK Freight Forwarding Sector by Value (£m), 2010-2014
International Freight Transport
Table 3.3: The UK International Road Freight Subsector
by Value (£m), 2010-2014
Table 3.4: The UK International Sea Freight Subsector by Value (£m), 2010-2014
Table 3.5: The UK International Air Freight Subsector by Value (£m), 2010-2014
Table 3.6: The UK International Rail Freight Subsector by Value (£m), 2010-2014
FORECASTS
Future Trends
New Commercial Vehicle Registrations
Table 3.7: Forecast Total Number of New Commercial Vehicle Registrations
in the UK by Type of Vehicle, 2015-2019
Future Economic Trends
Table 3.8: Forecast Economic Trends (000, %, million), 2015-2019
Forecast Total Market
Table 3.9: The Forecast UK Market for International Freight Services by Sector
by Value (£m), 2015-2019
Figure 3.8: The Forecast UK Market for International Freight Services by Sector
by Value (£m), 2015-2019
MARKET GROWTH
Figure 3.9: Growth in the UK Market for International Freight Services by Value
(£m), 2010-2019
4. International Perspective
TRADE OVERVIEW
By Region
Table 4.1: Annual Growth in GDP and Merchandise Trade
by Region (%), 2011-2013
By Type
Table 4.2: World Exports of Merchandise and Commercial Services (%),
2005-2013
INTERNATIONAL ROAD HAULAGE BY UK-REGISTERED VEHICLES
Outward Journeys
Table 4.3: International Road Haulage by UK-Registered Vehicles by Volume
of Goods Lifted and Moved on Outward
Journeys by Country of Unloading
(000 tonnes, % and million tonne kilometres), 2013
Inward Journeys
Table 4.4: International Road Haulage by UK-Registered Vehicles by Volume
of Goods Lifted and Moved on Inward
Journeys by Country of Loading
(000 tonnes, % and million tonne kilometres), 2013
5. Competitor Analysis
MARKET LEADERS
Table 5.1: Market Leaders in the UK’s Freight Forwarding Industry by Turnover
and Pre-Tax Profit (£000), Latest Financial Year
Figure 5.1: Market Leaders in the UK Freight Forwarding Industry by Turnover
(£000), Latest Financial Year
Agility Logistics Ltd
Table 5.2: Financial Results for Agility Logistics Ltd
(£000), Years Ending 31st December 2010-2014
Allport Cargo Services Ltd
Table 5.3: Financial Results for Allport Cargo Services Ltd (£000), Years Ending
31st December 2010-2014
CEVA Freight (UK) Ltd
Table 5.4: Financial Results for CEVA Freight (UK) Ltd (£000), Years Ending
31st December 2010-2014
Davies Turner PLC
Table 5.5: Financial Results for Davies Turner PLC (£000),
Years Ending 31st March 2010-2014
DHL Global Forwarding (UK) Ltd
Table 5.6: Financial Results for DHL Global Forwarding (UK) Ltd (£000), Years Ending
31st December 2010-2014
DSV Road Ltd
Table 5.7: Financial Results for DSV Road Ltd (£000),
Years Ending 31st December 2010-2014
J & J Denholm Ltd
Table 5.8: Financial Results for J & J Denholm Ltd (£000),
Years Ending 31st December 2009-2013
Panalpina World Transport Ltd
Table 5.9: Financial Results for Panalpina World Transport Ltd (£000), Years Ending
31st December 2009-2013
Schenker Ltd
Table 5.10: Financial Results for Schenker Ltd (£000),
Years Ending 31st December 2010-2014
Yusen Logistics (UK) Ltd
Table 5.11: Financial Results for Yusen Logistics (UK) Ltd (£000), Year Ending
26th March 2011, 53 Weeks Ending
31st March 2012 and Years Ending 30th March 2013,
29th March 2014 and 28th March 2015
NUMBER OF COMPANIES
By Turnover
Table 5.12: Number of UK VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Enterprises Engaged in Other
Transportation Support Activities
by Turnover Sizeband (£000, number and %), 2015
Figure 5.2: Share of UK VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Enterprises Engaged in Other
Transportation Support Activities by Turnover Sizeband (£000 and %), 2015
By Employment
Table 5.13: Number of UK VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Enterprises Engaged in Other
Transportation Support Activities
by Employment Sizeband (number and %), 2015
Figure 5.3: Share of UK VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Enterprises Engaged in Other
Transportation Support Activities
by Employment Sizeband (number and %), 2015
Regional Variation in the Marketplace
Table 5.14: Number of UK VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Enterprises Engaged in Other
Transportation Support Activities by Government Region (number and %), 2015
Figure 5.4: Share of UK VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Enterprises Engaged in Other
Transportation Support Activities by Government Region (%), 2015
MARKETING ACTIVITY
KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
EXHIBITIONS/TRADE SHOWS
6. Buying Behaviour
DOMESTIC FREIGHT HAULAGE
Average Length of Haul
Table 6.1: Average Length of Haul by Road in Great Britain
by Type of Commodity (kilometres), 2009-2013
Volume of Goods Lifted
Table 6.2: Volume of Goods Lifted by Road in Great Britain
by Type of Commodity (million tonnes), 2009-2013
7. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats
STRENGTHS
WEAKNESSES
OPPORTUNITIES
THREATS
8. PESTEL
POLITICAL
Free Trade Agreements
ECONOMIC
New Commercial Vehicle Registrations
Table 8.1: Total Number of New Commercial Vehicles Registrations in the UK
by Type of Vehicle, 2010-2014
Figure 8.1: Total Number of New Commercial Vehicles Registrations in the UK
by Type of Vehicle, 2010-2014
Number of Commercial Vehicles in Use
Table 8.2: Total Number of Commercial Vehicles on UK Roads by Type of Vehicle,
2010-2014
Figure 8.2: Total Number of Commercial Vehicles on UK Roads by Type of Vehicle,
2010-2014
Rail Freight Trends
Sea Freight Trends
SOCIAL
Online Shopping Boosts Commercial Vehicle Sales
TECHNOLOGICAL
Drone Developments
ENVIRONMENTAL
EU Environmental Legislation
LEGISLATIVE
9. Further Sources
Associations
General Sources
Government Publications
Other Sources
Key Note Research

Freight Forwarding

Between 2010 and 2014, the global economy — including the UK economy — continued to gather momentum, which in turn has seen a rise in the volume of global trade. This trend has proved particularly beneficial to enterprises engaged in the freight forwarding sector, which is now being increasingly replied upon to facilitate this growing global trade.

For the purposes of this Key Note Report, the market has been broken down into two sectors: freight forwarding and freight transport services. The latter has been further broken down into four subsectors: international rail freight, international road freight, international sea freight and international air freight.

Over the 5-year review period between 2010 and 2014, Key Note forecasts that the combined UK market for international freight services grew in value by 36.2%. Broken down by sector, performance has been mixed. Although freight forwarding and international road freight have performed well, sea freight and air freight have both exhibited declines over the period.

The market for freight forwarding is hugely dependent on the volume of global trade apparent between countries. As such, the market has benefitted considerably in recent years from the growth in global imports and exports, both of which had been diminished by the 2008/2009 global recession. However, despite the apparent economic improvements seen in the UK in recent years uncertainty remains, and the global economy is still yet to return to full normalcy.

Looking forward, Key...


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