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Date: 2018-12-12 Page is: DBtxt001.php L0700-SS-LOGISTICS

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LOGISTICS
Logistics is a critical enabler of the modern global economy

STRUCTURE OF THE INDUSTRY GO TOP
TOP FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS OF 2017
A report prepared by Peerless Media and Logistics Management

With the complex economic and global trade environment, logistics professionals are under more pressure than ever to secure the right carriers and transportation service providers— while squeezing as much value as possible out of their transportation network.
Trucking Top 50: Reinventing the fundamentals A new breed of leadership is creating a long-term vision to earn strategic relationships with shippers. Solid day-to-day execution and aggressive investment in technology set the direction for trucking’s new guard.
Top 30 U.S. Ports: Preparing for the uncertain The advent of new carrier alliances and “big ship readiness” will determine which of the top ports gain share and supply chain advantages. Meanwhile, logistics managers must hedge their bets to mitigate risk and avoid reliance on a handful of key gateways.
2017 Top 50 U.S. and Global 3PLs The trend set over the past few years for mergers and acquisitions has hardly subsided, and a fresh injection of equity investment is transforming the marketplace. At the same time, shippers may expect to see 3PLs continue to purchase high-tech “solutions” and hire young professionals for implementation.
Freight Forwarding 2017: Digitization & e-commerce continues to reshape marketplace The global freight forwarding market has grown by 2.7% in real terms since this time last year, but owing to a continuation of excess capacity issues and lower average oil prices, rates continue to fall in both air and sea freight. Forwarders now need to ramp up the value-add visibility services in an effort to boost revenues and keep shippers smiling..
Top 35 ocean carriers still a puzzlement The collapse of Hanjin in 2016 fueled speculation that new players might be emboldened to enter the “top tier” and begin competing for market share. With this, logistics mangers putting container shipping to work are facing the biggest shift in their carrier base in 20 years—and now must adapt their procurement and contract strategy
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CONTAINER SHIPS
Very efficient ... a key enabler of global trade
GO TOP

Grain elevators at a Canadian port

Container ship of the Maersk Line

UAE container port

CONTAINER PORTS
Very efficient ... a key enabler of global trade
GO TOP

Grain elevators at a Canadian port

New Shanghai Port

UAE container port

SHIPPING INFRASTRUCTURE / CANALS GO TOP

Panama Canal

Panama Canal

UAE container port

For example … TRANSPORTATION ...
… attention to the use of ENERGY;
… attention to the matter of EMISSIONS into the atmosphere;
… attention to the matter of waste water and solid matter polluting the environment;
… and a whole lot more.

TRADE / TRANSPORT / LOGISTICS
Travel and tourism can be a way for the world to come together
Bridges / Rail / Water / Ports /
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Wholesale and distribution sector.
Wholesale and distribution is highly efficient in the “north” and a tremendous constrain in the “south”.

TRADE
Import-Export , Wholesale Distribution and Retail
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SECTOR: TRADE AND LOGISTICS
Chapter 6 of a draft Burgess Book from 2008. This includes TRADE (international, wholesale, retail, informal, regulations, etc.) and LOGISTICAL SERVICES (everything to do with transport). This chapter expands on the many components of these sectors including:
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Ports and airports
Warehousing
Internal rail and truck
Wholesale
Retail

TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS
Essential for global trade
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TRANSPORT
Transport is part of the infrastructure that is in great disrepair in the “south” and costly to the society.
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LOGISTICS
Logistics has emerged as a sector in its own right from the integration of information technology, various modes of transportation, warehousing and distribution.



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