The competitive landscape of the global logistics market has so far been highly fragmented, and is likely to stay this way, according to a research report released by Transparency Market Research. The four leading players in the market – Ceva Logistics, Deutsche Post DHL, FedEx, and UPS, Inc. – acquired only about 15% of the market in 2015. TMR also notes that the players in the market, from a global perspective, have been investing more into business expansions, product innovation, and physical locations expansion plans to stay ahead of the curve from local as well as other global competitors.
The global logistics market is set to expand to US$15.5 tn by the end of 2024, from its 2014 evaluation of US$8.1 tn in 2015, while expanding at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2015 to 2024. In terms of volume, the global logistics market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 6.0% for the same forecast period.
Road transport infrastructure dominated the global logistics market in 2015, taking up nearly 44.6% of the market’s overall revenue for the year, while waterways took up the leading share for the same years in terms of volume. Second-party logistics were the leading logistic model types used in 2015, for both value and volume, while first-party logistics are expected to expand at a leading rate for the report’s forecast period. Manufacturing was the dominant application over recent years, followed by retail. Asia Pacific dominated the global logistics market in 2015, while the logistics market in the collective RoW area is expected to expand at a leading CAGR for the given forecast period.
Ecommerce Portals Provide Convenience to Customers and Business in Logistics
“The ecommerce industry and its prolific growth rate has had a massive impact on nearly all the industries associated with it. Online shopping is swiftly becoming a highly popular alternative for all consumer demographics, with convenience and variety being the top reasons. This has created an explosion of demand for faster, better, and more efficient logistics services,” states a TMR analyst. The key contributing factor to this scenario currently is the increasing number of consumers with access to high-speed internet which is a strong enabler for browsing online shopping portals.
Additionally, modern logistics are becoming increasingly consumer-centric, offering multiple advantages to their clients and their consumers, including operational cost reductions, better delivery performance through digital marking and storage of consumer portfolio, to generate better customer satisfaction ratings. This is also projected to continue supporting the growth of the global logistics market.
Companies Looking for Ways to Handle Growing Elderly Workforce
One of the increasingly prominent challenges currently faced by the players in the global logistics market is the increasing ratio of older employees in the chain than younger ones. Physical strength and speed are important for the appropriate functioning of a logistics chain, making it difficult for players to manage their increasingly elderly workforce. This is especially a more prominent scenario in developed economies, due to a generally higher elderly population in these regions. Other restraints experienced by the global logistics market include poor infrastructure in several emerging economies, lower unappealing wages to the younger prospective employees, low diversification, and poor adoption of technology in some nations.
However, organizations around the world are involved in initiatives aimed at training younger workers in different logistics services. A case in point would be the U.S Army’s Logistic Support Activity (LOGSA) workshop designed to train youth in logistics management. In addition, logistics companies are investing heavily in training, educating, and developing a younger workforce.
The information presented in this review is based on a Transparency Market Research report, titled, “Logistics Market (Transport Infrastructure Types – Road (Lorry, Tank, Truck-trailer, Semi-trailer, Refrigerated Truck, and Flat Bed Truck), Waterways (Dry Storage Container, Refrigerated ISO Containers, Open top containers, Tunnel container, and Insulated and Thermal Container), Rail (Pressure Differential Railcar, Covered Hopper Railcars, Air-slide Railcars, and Tank Railcars), and Air (Deck Cargo and Upper Deck Cargo); and Logistics Models - First Party Logistics, Second Party Logistics, and Third Party Logistics) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024.”
Key segments of the Global Logistics Market
Global Logistics Market: By Transport Infrastructure Type
- Road Transport Infrastructure
- Lorry Tank
- Refrigerated Truck
- Flat Bed Truck
- Waterways Transport Infrastructure
- Dry Storage Container
- Refrigerated ISO Containers
- Open top containers
- Tunnel container
- Insulated and thermal container
- Rail Transport Infrastructure
- Pressure differential railcar
- Covered hopper railcars
- Air-slide railcars
- Tank railcars
- Air Transport Infrastructure
- Deck Cargo
- Upper Deck Cargo
- Over Size or Odd Size Cargo
Global Logistics Market: By Logistics Model Type
- 1stParty Logistics
- 2ndParty Logistics
- 3rdPart :Logistics
Global Logistics Market: By Geography
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World (RoW)
- Middle East
- Latin America
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