- 75% of
survey respondents in Asia Pacific believe electric vehicles will have a
significant impact on transport in the next two years
- 82% of
respondents in Asia Pacific say they need help to navigate environmental regulations
- Media OutReach - November 30, 2018 - The latest research report on ground transportation logistics by DHL,
the world's leading logistics company, has revealed that companies in Asia
Pacific place more importance on green transport than other regions do. The
global survey found that a whopping 75% of respondents from the region believe
electric vehicles will have a significant impact on transport in the next two
years, compared to the global average of 53%. This is further backed up by 82%
of respondents from Asia Pacific stating that they need help navigating
legislation around mandatory carbon reporting, second only to North America.
"The Logistics Transport Evolution: The
Road ahead" is a report by DHL Supply Chain, using
data from research by Lieberman Research Worldwide, LLC (LRW) that was commissioned
by DHL to identify the factors that are impacting ground transportation
logistics and how industry is adapting to the new frontier of solutions
Sean Gillespie, Head of Transport, DHL Supply
Chain Asia Pacific said: "Asia Pacific is a tremendously diverse region -- not
only in terms of geography, but also the various levels of market maturity.
However, there are some factors common to many countries. These include growing
urbanization, and the concerns that follow such as a need for green solutions.
This is good news for us, because at DHL we pride ourselves on responsible
business practices such as Mission 2050, the Group-wide commitment to reduce
all logistics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050. And we believe in action,
not just words: this year alone, three of our Asia Pacific markets -- Vietnam,
Japan and Thailand -- received Green Freight Asia certification."
Green Freight Asia (GFA) is a network of Asian
freight companies working together to improve fuel efficiency, reduce CO2
emissions, and lower logistics costs across the entire supply chain. It rewards
companies that demonstrate a commitment to the adoption of green freight
practices through its voluntary green certification program, the GFA Label
program. DHL is a founding member of GFA.
Two trends will have a significant impact on
transport in Asia Pacific -- the rise of e-commerce, seen as a trend of
significant impact in 3-5 years by 78% of Asia Pacific respondents
compared with 69% globally, and the increasing urbanization of populations,
deemed by 71% of Asia Pacific respondents to be key in 1-2 years, versus 61%
globally. Combined, these will see ever-greater demands on supply chain service
providers to manage increasing congestion and pollution, while simultaneously
satisfying consumers' service requirements.
To counteract these challenges, DHL has been
investing ahead of the curve in order to serve customers better. Some examples
of these investments include Transport Management Centers that provide more real-time
information to improve resource optimization and end-to-end visibility for
customers, as well as the opening of a Global Solutions Design Center in 2017
to better support teams of Regional Solutions Designers around the world.
Added Gillespie: "The results of the research reaffirms
what we already know -- technology is enabling a huge disruption of our
industry, and transport in particular. AI and Big Data are seen by Asia
Pacific respondents as the trend with the biggest impact in the next couple of
years; in fact, 67% already incorporate them in their business in some way. I
believe that DHL's research and innovations complement this drive well -- we
will help our customers manage the increasingly complex and challenging issues
and requirements, while optimizing their costs."
"Another added advantage we bring to the table is
our global outlook -- we are often able to connect suppliers' distribution
channels directly with retailers; this is thanks to our scale and synergies which
our customers may not otherwise be able to leverage on their own," Gillespie concluded.
You can find the full
insights into what companies are expecting from their transportation providers
by downloading the report here: http://app.supplychain.dhl.com/e/er?s=1897772577&lid=3967
The survey consisted of over 200 supply chain and operations
professionals, from sectors including automotive, consumer, life sciences,
technology, engineering and manufacturing and more. The respondents were
geographically spread around the world.
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