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Freight Forwarding Market Report 2009 Product Image

Freight Forwarding Market Report 2009

  • ID: 1096005
  • October 2009
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 129 Pages
  • Key Note Publications Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Agility Logistics Ltd
  • Allport Ltd
  • CEVA Freight (UK) Ltd
  • DSV Air & Sea Ltd
  • Nippon Express (UK) Ltd
  • Schenker Ltd
  • MORE

In 2008, the UK market for international freight services was worth an estimated £20.04bn. Of this, £15.98bn was attributable to freight forwarding and related services (including storage, warehousing and cargo-handling activities) — a 4.4% increase over the previous year.

As well as freight forwarding, the international freight services sector includes the freight operations of the UK's rail, road, sea and air transport companies. Of these, the rail sector showed the largest percentage increase in turnover between 2007 and 2008. However, rail has a very small share of the market and this relatively high growth rate was in the context of recovery from a year of poor performance, following a decade of stagnation. Sea transport was the best-performing of the main modes of transport.

Among the recent developments in the industry has been a blurring of the boundaries between freight forwarders, warehouse operators, express carriers and third-party logistics providers, which were once considered to operate in separate sectors. Many large groups have expanded their operations beyond their traditional base in order to offer customers a `one-stop shop' for a range READ MORE >

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Agility Logistics Ltd
  • Allport Ltd
  • CEVA Freight (UK) Ltd
  • DSV Air & Sea Ltd
  • Nippon Express (UK) Ltd
  • Schenker Ltd
  • MORE

Executive Summary

1. Market Definition
REPORT COVERAGE
MARKET SECTORS
Freight Forwarding
Transport Principals
MARKET TRENDS
International Freight by Mode
Globalisation
The Competitive Environment
ECONOMIC TRENDS
Population
Table 1.1: UK Resident Population Estimates
by Sex (000), Mid-Years 2004-2008
Gross Domestic Product
Table 1.2: UK Gross Domestic Product at Current and
Annual Chain-Linked Prices (£m), 2004-2008
Inflation
Table 1.3: UK Rate of Inflation (%), 2004-2008
Unemployment
Table 1.4: Actual Number of Unemployed Persons
in the UK (million), 2004-2008
UK External Trade in Goods
Table 1.5: UK External Trade in Goods by Value (£m), 2004-2008
MARKET POSITION
The UK
Table 1.6: The UK Market for International Freight Services and
the UK Transport, Storage and Communication Market
by Value at Current Prices (£m and %), 2004-2008
Overseas

2. Market Size
THE TOTAL MARKET
Table 2.1: The UK Market for International Freight Services
by Sector by Value at Current Prices (£m), 2004-2008
Table 2.2: The UK Market for International Freight Services
by Value at Current Prices and Constant 2005 Prices (£m), 2004-2008
Figure 2.1: The UK Market for International Freight Services
by Value at Current Prices and Constant 2005 Prices (£m), 2004-2008
BY MARKET SECTOR
Freight Forwarding
Table 2.3: The UK Freight-Forwarding Sector by Value
at Current Prices and Constant 2005 Prices (£m), 2004-2008
Transport Principals
International Rail Freight
Table 2.4: The UK International Rail Freight Sector by Value
at Current Prices and Constant 2005 Prices (£m), 2004-2008
International Road Freight
Table 2.5: The UK International Road Freight Sector by Value
at Current Prices and Constant 2005 Prices (£m), 2004-2008
International Sea Freight
Table 2.6: The UK International Sea Freight Sector by Value
at Current Prices and Constant 2005 Prices (£m), 2004-2008
International Air Freight
Table 2.7: The UK International Air Freight Sector by Value
at Current Prices and Constant 2005 Prices (£m), 2004-2008

3. Industry Background
RECENT HISTORY
Merger and Acquisition Activity
UK Government Freight Strategy
EU Transport Policy
European Commission Initiatives
Industry Structure
NUMBER OF COMPANIES
Table 3.1: Number of UK VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Freight Forwarders and
Other Transport Agencies by Turnover Sizeband (£000, number and %), 2009
Table 3.2: Number of UK VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Freight Forwarders and
Other Transport Agencies by Turnover Sizeband (£000 and number), 2004-2008
EMPLOYMENT
Table 3.3: Number of Employee Jobs in Supporting Transport Activities
in Great Britain by Sex and Type of Contract (000), September 2004-2008
REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACE
Table 3.4: Number of UK VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Freight Forwarders and
Other Transport Agencies, and UK Population Distribution,
by Government Office Region (number and %), 2008
HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?
LEGISLATION
KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
British International Freight Association
CLECAT (European Association for Forwarding, Transport,
Logistics and Customs Services)
FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations)
Other Trade Associations
Association of International Courier & Express Services
Baltic Air Charter Association
The Baltic Exchange
British Exporters Association
British Ports Association
Chamber of Shipping
European Express Association
European Intermodal Association
European Shippers’ Council
Freight by Water
Freight Transport Association
Global Express Association
ICHCA (International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association)
International Air Transport Association
International Association of Ports and Harbors
International Chamber of Shipping/International Shipping Federation
International Road Transport Union
Rail Freight Group
Road Haulage Association
TIACA (The International Air Cargo Association)
United Kingdom Warehousing Association
Professional Bodies
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

4. Competitor Analysis
THE MARKETPLACE
Freight Forwarding
The Creation of the Single European Market
The Liberalisation and Deregulation of EU Transport Markets
Shipping and International Trade Liberalisation
Transport Principals
International Rail Freight
International Road Freight
International Sea Freight
International Air Freight
MARKET LEADERS
Table 4.1: The Top Ten Companies in the UK Freight-Forwarding Sector
by Market Share (£m and %), 2007
DHL Global Forwarding (UK) Ltd
Allport Ltd
Schenker Ltd
Agility Logistics Ltd
CEVA Freight (UK) Ltd
Exel Freight Management (UK) Ltd
UPS SCS (UK) Ltd
Panalpina World Transport Ltd
Nippon Express (UK) Ltd
DSV Air & Sea Ltd
Other Companies
OUTSIDE SUPPLIERS
Table 4.2: Suppliers to the Ancillary Transport Services Sector by Share
of Intermediate Consumption at Purchasers’ Prices (%), 2006
MARKETING ACTIVITY

5. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
STRENGTHS
WEAKNESSES
OPPORTUNITIES
THREATS

6. Buying Behaviour
CUSTOMER PROFILE
Table 6.1: Purchasers of the Output of the Ancillary Transport Services Sector
by Share of Demand for Products (%), 2006

7. Current Issues
THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE FREIGHT FORWARDER
LEGISLATION AND GOVERNMENT POLICY
Transport-Related Legislation
Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations 2005
Road Safety Act 2006
Civil Aviation Act 2006
Merchant Shipping (Pollution) Act 2006
Other Legislation
National Minimum Wage Act 1998 and Regulations
Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006
UK Government Freight Strategy
Tax Burden on the Freight-Forwarding Sector
THE ENVIRONMENT
Sustainable Transport
Global Shipping Emissions
TECHNICAL ISSUES
e-Freight
Freight Exchanges
Radio-Frequency Identification
CORPORATE ACTIVITY
AP Moeller-Maersk
CEVA
DB Schenker
Deutsche Post World Net
DSV
Nippon Express
Swiss WorldCargo

8. The Global Market
BACKGROUND
Trends in World Trade
Table 8.1: Annual Growth in World Gross Domestic Product, Merchandise Exports, and
Exports of Commercial Services at Constant Prices and Current Prices (%), 2006-2008
By Region
Table 8.2: Annual Growth in World Merchandise Imports and Exports
by Region at Current Prices (%), 2006-2008
Table 8.3: Annual Growth in World Merchandise Imports and Exports
by Region at Constant Prices (%), 2006-2008
FREIGHT FORWARDING
By Mode of Transport
Air Freight
Table 8.4: Global Air Freight — Market Shares
by Volume (million tonnes and %), 2008
Ocean Freight
Table 8.5: Global Ocean Freight — Market Shares
by Volume (million TEU and %), 2008
Intra-European Road Freight
Table 8.6: Intra-European Road Freight — Market Shares
by Value (€bn and %), 2007
TRANSPORT PRINCIPALS
EU Transport Services
Freight Moved on Intra-European Services
Table 8.7: Volume of Freight Moved in the EU27 by Main Mode
of Transport (billion tonne kilometres and %), 2003-2007
EU External Trade by Mode of Transport
Table 8.8: EU External Trade by Mode of Transport
by Volume (million tonnes and %), 2007
Table 8.9: EU External Trade by Mode of Transport
by Value (€bn and %), 2007
THE FUTURE
World Growth Prospects
Trans-European Transport Networks

9. Forecasts
INTRODUCTION
Population
Table 9.1: Forecast UK Resident Population
by Sex (000), Mid-Years 2009-2013
Economic Forecasts
Table 9.2: Forecast UK Economic Indicators
(% and million), 2009-2013
Table 9.3: Forecast World Economic Indicators —
Baseline Scenario (%), 2009, 2010 and 2011-2014
FORECASTS 2009 TO 2013
Table 9.4: The Forecast UK Market for International Freight Services
by Value at Current Prices and Constant 2005 Prices (£m), 2009-2013
Freight Forwarding
Table 9.5: The Forecast UK Freight-Forwarding Sector
by Value at Current Prices (£m), 2009-2013
Transport Principals
International Rail Freight
International Road Freight
International Sea Freight
International Air Freight
Table 9.6: International Freight Transport by Sector
by Value at Current Prices (£m), 2009-2013
MARKET GROWTH
Figure 9.1: The UK Market for International Freight Services by Value
at Current Prices and Constant 2005 Prices (£m), 2004-2013
FUTURE TRENDS
Globalisation
Expansion of the EU
EU Transport Policy
Environmental Concerns
Emissions Trading
Low-Carbon Transport
Information and Communication Technologies
A Developing Role for the Forwarder
Consolidation
Security

10. Company Profiles
Agility Logistics Ltd
Allport Ltd
CEVA Freight (UK) Ltd
DHL Global Forwarding (UK) Ltd
DSV Air & Sea Ltd
Exel Freight Management (UK) Ltd
Nippon Express (UK) Ltd
Panalpina World Transport Ltd
Schenker Ltd
UPS SCS (UK) Ltd

11. Further Sources
Associations
General Sources
Government Sources
Other Sources
Key Note Sources

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- Agility Logistics Ltd
- Allport Ltd
- CEVA Freight (UK) Ltd
- DHL Global Forwarding (UK) Ltd
- DSV Air & Sea Ltd
- Exel Freight Management (UK) Ltd
- Nippon Express (UK) Ltd
- Panalpina World Transport Ltd
- Schenker Ltd
- UPS SCS (UK) Ltd

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
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