Global Logistics Outlook: The Year Ahead

Global Logistics Outlook: The Year Ahead

Strong market demand, tightening capacity, higher pricing, and data-driven technology are combining to give third-party logistics providers a bright outlook. The gross revenue of 3PLs in the US grew 10 percent in 2017 from the prior year in its four largest segments — domestic transportation management, international transportation management, value-added warehousing and distribution, and dedicated contract carriage, according to Armstrong & Associates — and is on track to grow another 8.4 percent this year, to $199.7 billion. Driving the growth are higher rates in the domestic truckload sector, as the strengthening US economy increases transportation demand, putting pressure on capacity already feeling the strains of this year’s electronic logging mandate. Importers, meanwhile, continue to race the clock on hundreds of billions of dollars in US tariffs, the latest of which will take effect on Jan. 1. That’s creating an extended container shipping peak season that likely will keep the pressure on supply chains well into 2019.

This webcast will analyze the state of logistics as 2018 winds down, examine the outlook in the year ahead, and discuss how shippers should prepare.

Moderator

Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Speakers

Gabe Koch, Director, AlixPartners

Brian Nemeth, Director, AlixPartners

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Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 14:00