The report below gives a good overview of the Fall 2022 M&A activity in the Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Sector. The global transportation market was valued at $5.3 trillion in 2021 and is expected to reach $8.5 trillion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 9.5%, during the period 2022-26, as per a report published by Research and Markets. The global transportation industry has been facing headwinds, due to the deteriorating transportation infrastructure, volatile fuel costs, stringent emissions regulations, and rising labor costs. Similarly, the global logistics market is encountering skilled staff shortages, volatile shipping costs, macroeconomic uncertainties, and port closures in China. In 2020-21, increased demand for goods, led to higher margins for businesses in the transportation and logistics industry. Currently, the demand has normalized. As a result, businesses are expected to earn regular margins, reducing overall earnings. However, the increased usage of electric vehicles, technological advancements, and rising cross-border trade are expected to be growth drivers for the transportation industry in the future. The global logistics sector is forecasted to gain from the increasing pharmaceutical, and beverage demand, which is anticipated to support growing international trade and the development of e-commerce.
Posted by Peter Heydenrych.