Although the industry itself is on the rise, there are a lot of statistics and trends that are rather worrisome and potentially making for a more volatile year than the ones that have just passed as global markets are still attempting to recover from the Great Recession. China is another market that is slowing down.
Brace yourself, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
According to our panel of energy, logistics, trade, and transportation analysts, the continuing economic slowdown of global markets – particularly in China – is leading to a volatile period of rate fluctuation in 2016. Add to this concern about sustaining long-term distribution plans, and it could prove to be a very challenging year for shippers who are looking to keep costs manageable.
Are you prepared with the modal mix that will keep freight increases in check?
Find out during this webcast as our panel shares exclusive insight on where rates are headed and the issues driving those rate increases over the coming year. Join us to learn more about:
Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor, Logistics Management
Oil & Fuel: Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c., Senior Analyst, Mercator International LLC
Air Cargo: Charles Clowdis, Managing Director, Transportation Advisory Services, IHS Global Insight
Ocean: Philip Damas, Director, Drewry Maritime and Supply Chain Advisors
Parcel: Jerry Hempstead, President, Hempstead Consulting
Rail/Intermodal: Frank Harder, Principal, Tioga Group
Trucking: John Larkin, Managing Director, Transportation & Logistics Research Group, Stifel Nicolaus