December 2018 | News | Global Logistics

Asia Pacific Companies: Green Giants

Tags: Global Economy, Global Logistics, Supply Chain

Companies in Asia Pacific place more importance on green transport than other regions do, finds a new DHL survey.

Asia Pacific companies place more importance on green transportation than other regions, finds DHL's latest research report on ground transportation logistics.

Seventy-five percent of respondents from the region say electric vehicles will have a significant impact on transport in the next two years, compared to the global average of 53 percent. In addition, 82 percent of respondents from Asia Pacific state that they need help navigating legislation around mandatory carbon reporting, second only to North America.

The survey also identifies two trends that will have a significant impact on transport in Asia Pacific:

1. The rise of e-commerce. Seventy-eight percent of Asia Pacific respondents see e-commerce as a trend of significant impact in 3-5 years, compared with 69 percent globally.

2. The increasing urbanization of populations. Seventy-one percent of Asia Pacific respondents deem urbanization to be key in one to two years, versus 61 percent globally.

Combined, these trends will produce greater demands on supply chain service providers to manage increasing congestion and pollution, while simultaneously satisfying consumers' service requirements.