Market Overview

Global Freight Forwarding 2018: Provides a Detailed Look at Major Trends and Drivers Affecting the Freight Forwarding Market in 2018 and Beyond -


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Global freight forwarding market sees rapid growth in 2017 as
large forwarders seek to transform themselves from within

  • The global freight forwarding market grew by 8.0% in 2017 - a rapid
    expansion compared with recent years and the biggest annual gain since
  • The forwarding market and its largest players are embracing technology
    as they seek to transform their operations from within
  • The entry of tech forwarders' - including digital forwarders and spot
    market platforms - has driven the largest forwarders to enhance their
    own technology usage and the capabilities they offer to shippers
  • Customer-centricity is at the top of the agenda as the world's largest
    freight forwarders look to drive efficiency and establish new routes
    to market.

At 8% the global freight forwarding market grew at its quickest annual
pace since 2010. This was driven by strong growth in both air and sea
freight which both saw year-on-year increases, while forecasts reveal
that sea freight is positioned to continue healthy growth over the
short- to medium-term.

The changing role of freight forwarders in 2018

Perhaps more than ever, freight forwarding stands at a crossroads with
forwarders large and small facing significant challenges and threats in
a market characterized by strong growth and abundant opportunity.

Meeting the challenges and overcoming the threats requires forwarders
embrace technology, drive scale and efficiency in their operations, and
truly put shippers at the centre of their operations. These same drivers
are also the clearest route forwarders have to capitalizing on the
opportunities in today's market. As such, Global Freight Forwarding 2018
examines in detail the strategies and technologies the world's largest
forwarders are using to position themselves for the future.

New in Global Freight Forwarding 2018

Alongside the publisher's Global Freight Forwarding market sizing, which
for the first time includes 5-year compound annual growth rates (CAGRs)
for the 2017-2022 period, is an in-depth analysis of the opportunities
SMEs offer forwarders. It has long been an ambition of many of the
world's largest air and ocean forwarders to win additional business from
SMEs. And with the widespread rollout of online freight quotation and
booking platforms, there has been a renewed forwarder focus on SMEs.

Companies Featured

  • Agility
  • Bollore
  • CEVA
  • DB Schenker Logistics
  • DHL Global Forwarding
  • DSV
  • Expeditors
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • Panalpina
  • Sinotrans

Key Topics Covered

1. Key Findings

2. Global Trade & Vertical Sectors

3. The Changing Role of Forwarders

4. Market Sizing

5. Providers

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