Global Freight Forwarding Update 2019/2020

Global Freight Forwarding Update 2019/2020

Ti’s Global Freight Forwarding Update examines mid-year market growth, the effect of the US/China trade war and advances in supply chain technologies, providing a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the Global Freight Forwarding landscape.

The global freight forwarding industry is undergoing massive change – Ti recently reported that the global freight forwarding market contracted by 1.4% in H1 and is expected to contract by 1.3% in 2019 – the worst performance since the global financial crisis. With similar stories within air freight and sea freight, Ti’s mid-year report is essential reading for those seeking to gain an understanding of what is causing this decline and which markets and regions are the most affected.

The report looks at the effect of the US/China trade war on country and market growth, whilst also assessing technology and the role of software providers within the market. Are forwarders still the ‘slow adopters’ of technology as in previous years or are they now adapting and responding to technological advances? Which software solutions are they adopting and how is this affecting the industry?

Finally, the report looks at the digital freight landscape – what are the roles of digital forwarders and digital marketplaces? Which companies offer digital services within the international air and sea freight sector? What technologies are forwarders/marketplaces using and what specific services do they provide? And how are carriers reacting – are they offering their own booking and quotation services?


1.0 Mid-Year Market Sizing 2019 - H1 Growth Rates & Projections for the Full Year
1.1 Global Freight Forwarding Market Size & Growth
1.1.1 Global Market Size & Growth
1.1.2 Air Market Size & Growth
1.1.3 Sea Market Size & Growth
1.2 Asia Pacific
1.3 Europe
1.4 Middle East & North Africa
1.5 North America
1.6 Russia, Caucasus & Central Asia
1.7 South America21
1.8 Sub-Saharan Africa
2.0 US-China Trade War
2.1 The Effects of Tariff Impositions on US Inbound Trade Lanes
2.2 Commodity and Country Insights
2.3 Furniture, Bedding, Lamps and Related Products - Vietnam
2.4 Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery and Related Products - Taiwan
2.5 Electrical Machinery (High Tech) - Vietnam & Malaysia
2.6 Stone, Plaster, Cement and Materials - India
2.7 Conclusion
3.0 Software Solutions
3.1 Introduction
3.2 IT Logistics Software Strategies of Freight Forwarders – Buy or Build?
3.2.1 Buy (Off-the-Shelf)
3.2.2 Build (In-House)
3.2.3 Arguments for Both - Cost Comparison
3.3 Availability of Cloud-Based Solutions
3.3.1 Incumbents Adapting to Cloud Computing
3.4 Conclusion
4.0 The Digital Freight Forwarding Landscape
4.1 The Digitalisation Investment Dilemma
4.2 New Era for Digital Freight Forwarders
4.3 Digital Forwarders
4.4 Digital Marketplaces
4.5 Categorising Start-Ups and Solutions of Incumbents
4.6 Reality of Service Offerings of Existing Digital Marketplaces and Forwarders
4.7 The Future: Increasing Shipper Choice
4.8 Airlines Response to the New Digital Landscape
4.9 Shipping Lines Response to the New Digital Landscape
4.10 Individual Responses
4.11 What does this mean for Forwarders and Carriers?

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