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Will the next 15 years be a logistics golden age?


Thursday July 21, 2016

By: Jonathan Thatcher

Director Reserach

Logistics professionals help keep the world running in ordered motion. Their vision and imagination continually solve daunting challenges of time and space, yet forecast trends for the years 2016–2030 reveal a wave of change, which will test those talents. The phrase “like never before” could become ever more commonplace.

Here are five examples:




The Role of Shipping in Economic Development

Around 90% of world trade is carried by the international shipping industry.  Without shipping the import and export of goods on the scale necessary for the modern world would not be possible. Seaborne trade continues to expand, bringing benefits for consumers across the world through competitive freight costs. Thanks to the growing efficiency of shipping as a mode of transport and increased economic liberalization, the prospects for the industry’s further growth continue to be strong.

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Global Ports Forum presents - Executive Workshop on Multi-Purpose Terminal Business & 
Operations, 11-12 Aug 2016, Singapore

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Global Ports Forum presents - Executive Workshop on Multi-Purpose Terminal Business &
Operations, 11-12 Aug 2016, Singapore

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November 25, 2015

October truck tonnage levels remained in similar territory compared to previous months, according to data issued by the American Trucking Associations(ATA).

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in October at 135.7 (2000=100) was up 1.9 percent compared to September’s 133.1, which was down 0.7 percent from August.

The current SA level is just below January’s all-time high of 135.8.

And on an annual basis, the SA is up 2 percent compared to October 2014, topping September’s 1.6 percent annual gain.