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Date: 2024-02-22 Page is: DBtxt001.php L0700-SS-TRADE
STREAMS / STRANDS / STRINGS
TRADE
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STRUCTURE OF THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY
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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 managers 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
Open PDF ... Logistics-Top-Companies-2017
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THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS
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HOW THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS WORKS
Each piece of the supply chain has evolved over time to optimize for profit, including the development of sophisticated data and technology to model the best way to organize and operate.

The trouble with this approach where optimizing for profit is the dominant metric, there are other impacts outside of financial performance like social performance and environmental performance that are ignored.
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IMPORT EXPORT TRADE FLOWS
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Congressional Research Service study of NAFTA and automobile trade
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Trade/NAFTA-and-automobile-trade-2017-R44907.pdf'
Open PDF ... NAFTA-and-automobile-trade-2017-R44907
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VISUALIZATION OF GLOBAL TRADE (2012)
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The interactive data visualization, created by the London-based data visualisation studio Kiln and the UCL Energy Institute, gives us an insight into the complex nature of trade. It plots the position of cargo ships across the oceans.
'https://ourworldindata.org/trade-and-globalization'
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This map has been produced by KILN ... the developer of FLOURISH
'https://www.kiln.digital/'
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Top 10 Exporting Nations in 2020
Changing Pattern of Trade - 1978 to 2020
1978 1979
The USA and Germany are the top exporting countries. OPEC (mainly Saudi Arabia) has disrupted global manufacturing with much higher cost energy.
1980
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1981
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1982 1983
The USA and Germany are still the top exporting countries. Japan is rising.
1984 1985
USA dropping relative to both Germany and Japan mainly because USA has higher costs through very inefficient use of energy. Low cost Asian manufacturing emerges in top 10 for the first time.
1986 1987
Germany, USA and Japan dominating global exports.
1988 1989
Germany, USA and Japan still dominating global exports.
1990 1991
Germany, USA and Japan still dominating global exports.
1992 1993
Germany, USA and Japan still dominating global exports.
1994 1995
Germany, USA and Japan still dominating global exports.
1996 1997
Germany, USA and Japan still dominating global exports. In 1997 China appears in top 10 exporting countries for first time.
1998 1999
Germany, USA and Japan still dominating global exports.
2000 2001
Germany, USA and Japan still dominating global exports.
2000 2001
Germany, USA and Japan still dominating global exports.
2002 2003
Germany, USA and Japan still dominating global exports. China rapidly expanding export volume.
2004 2005
Germany, USA and China become top 3 in global exports. China displaces Japan.
2006 2007
Germany, USA and China now dominating global exports.
2008 2009
Financial crisis of 2008 disrupts global trade and Russia appears in top 10 exporters. In 2009 China becomes largest exporter. Together China, Germany and USA dominate global exports.
2010 2011
China increases its domination of global exports. USA and Germany decline relative to China.
2012 2013
China increases its domination of global exports. USA and Germany decline relative to China. Asian area countries ... China, Japan, Hong Kong (China) and S. Korea are together the largest block of exporting countries.
2014 2015
China increases its domination of global exports. USA and Germany decline relative to China.
2016 2017
China increases its domination of global exports. USA and Germany decline relative to China.
2018 2019
China increases its domination of global exports. USA and Germany decline relative to China.
2020 2021
China increases its domination of global exports. USA and Germany decline relative to China.



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