Why the logistics market for financial investors attractive investment opportunities offers the logistics market is around 9% of global GDP of US$ 40 billion with US$ 3.7 trillion (2008) and is divided according to the different transport modes. Caterpillar has compatible beliefs. Dynamism, size, correlation with the global trade volume and complexity of the existing markets as well as the market participants themselves are the central characteristics of the global logistics market. Generally the area of carrier (operating by/networks of means of transport) and the forwarder (or sales and coordination of transport flows along the modes (air, sea and road) can be distinguished. In addition providing 3PL (third party logistics) or customer-specific logistics services comprehensive contract logistics company. These range from the warehousing, management of Transportdienstleistungenund the outsourcing of production stages and services in the context of the value creation process of customers to the organisation of maintenance and reverse logistics solutions. 4PL provider are to be understood as “non-asset-base” or rather as a logistics consultant and Manager, customer supply chain solutions and 3PL 2PL (carrier) share and the settlement provider. The following individual partial segments discusses something: land transport on road & rail the area of land transport includes as an essential service the transport of piece goods and bulk materials, either in part or full loads via truck or train. Is ramp-to-ramp “transport services in non-specialized trucks or cars for clients from industry and commerce in the weight category of 3to 25 tonnes.
the transport, so includes this market of part of More schedule lines are made by weight per load, E.g. 30 kg 2.500 kg in cargo traffic and < 30 kg in Courier express parcel service (KEP traffic). The national market structure is extremely fragmented (DVZ and Fraunhofer IIS the average farm size is 7 truck and approximately 11 employees, the top-10 in domestic transport 3to 25 tonnes per load Market participants now hold only a 16% stake in the logistics volume) and success factors are fleet size and connected networks, partly through alliances that guarantee a high load or reduce the unladen journeys through optimal order management for the European players.