Transport Market Research Reports, Analysis & Trends
Transportation and shipping industry includes the Automotive, Aviation, Aerospace, Logistics, Maritime, Mass transit, Freight, Shipping and Logistics, Mass transit, Rail transport and Road Transport. This section contains reports that comprise of data on market segmentation, size and growth in US, UK, Europe, Asia and global markets.
Intelligent, smart grid connecting transport systems that reduce energy consumption by aircraft, by rail, mass transit and automobiles are a growing sector of the industry. A fuel type used by large commercial and military transport is another growing sector. Day by day there are advancements in technology for example high speed rail systems and high speed aircrafts are being built in several countries. Electric cars are hitting the highways in steady increasing numbers.
The automotive industry is one of the largest industrial sectors by revenue with activities encompass the engineering, design, technological development, manufacturing, distribution, marketing, sales and maintenance of automobiles or motor vehicles. Automobiles or cars can be categorized by fuel including gasoline, diesel, electric, and various hybrid or alternative fuel cars such as ethanol and combined electrical motor-heat engine drives.
Railroads or railways are a means of transporting freight (goods) and passengers (persons) on vehicles guided by tracks. Modern railroads are long stretches of metal rails with traffic management systems for rail vehicles that include locomotives, train cars (including self-propelled units known commonly as electric multiple units [EMU]) that constitute freight trains and passenger trains, and other vehicles responsible for the maintenance and service of railways they transverse. Railroads have expanded in application for short-distance industrial conduits and long distance freight and passenger transport through steam power. Through electrified subways and metropolitan rail trains, railroads are responsible for mass transit.
Shipping and Logistics is the management of the flow of goods from their point of origin to their point of distribution and / or consumption involving the integration of transportation, warehousing, inventory, information, packaging and material handling (and often security). Shipping and Logistics is part of the supply chain, adding the value of time and place utility.
Maritime markets concern oceanic and sea vessels, their manufacturing and associated services such as maritime shipping, transportation, and recreation (tourism). The maritime market is centered around ship (vessel) transport overseas and along coastlines. Maritime industry activities includes include ship-building, shipping line operations and management, shipyard services, maritime cargo services, marine repairs and freight forwarding services. Maritime shipping and traffic connects essentially all non-landlocked markets or the vast majority of the world where there are only 47 landlocked countries in the world. Maritime fleets include freighters, bulk carriers, container ships, tankers and other large vessels are constructed and decommissioned. Over 4,000 bulk tankers are currently in service worldwide. Other maritime fleets include barges, reefer ships (refrigerated), coasters (regional trade), ferries (regional transport), cruise ships, and telecommunications and oil & gas industry ships.
Both the aviation and aerospace industries concern products and services related to aircraft. The aviation industry is responsible for the operation, flight and flight management of passenger, commercial and military and government aircraft. Aerospace manufacturing creates many high technology products, including, aircraft, aircraft engines, guided missiles, propulsion units, and space vehicles.
Major Transport Industry Players
Shipping and logistics has come a long way from its roots giving space to private industries as United Parcel Service, and Federal Express as well as smaller regional companies such as Nor Lines, Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, Sarang Logistics, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, and even government agencies such as the United States Postal Service and British Royal Mail.
Defense companies such as Lockheed Martin (LM), Boeing, Northrup Grumman, EADS, United Aircraft Company (UAC) maintain various engine, machinery and weapons used in aircrafts. In addition, several countries worldwide maintain globally-significant space programs with launch capabilities, including the United States, China, Russia, European Union, and Japan. The largest consumers of aerospace and aircraft technology in the United States are the Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Major civilian and air transport companies globally are Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, and UAC.
Even when sea or air transportation is employed as the primary way to move cargo, some land transportation is usually necessary to get the goods to their end destination. Key international players in the shipping industry include China, Greece, and the United States. These include using shipping carriers like DHL, FedEx (FDX), and UPS (United Parcel Service), which manage commercial fleets of aircraft and trucks.
Some major players in surface transport are Exel, DHL Danzas, Aramex, SemiCorp Logistics, TNT, BlueDart and DTDC Worldwide Express. Others involved in packing and moving are Balmer Lawrie, Gati Transport, Safeexpress, TNT (Speedage), Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) and Associated Road Carriers Ltd.