Global e-commerce expected to double in next five years

Global e-commerce continues to revolutionise the air cargo industry, and is forecast to increase 19 per cent a year over the next five years, from US$1.9 trillion in 2016 to US$4.5 trillion in 2021, according to the annual E-Commerce Revolution Report released recently by Air Cargo Management Group (ACMG). The 2017 E-Commerce Revolution Report provides an in-depth look at the explosive growth of global e-commerce air logistics.

The report features fresh and insightful analysis of the major marketplaces, sellers, and logistics providers that are fuelling this revolution. It is not just the best-known participants, such as Amazon and Alibaba, driving this revolution, but also global express airlines, along with players lesser known outside their home countries, such as JD.com in China and Otto in Germany. The report tracks the companies using and providing e-commerce air logistics, and offers insights on global trends in the industry.

“E-commerce has disrupted retail and is now revolutionising logistics,” said Alan Hedge, senior director of Air Cargo Management Group. “This, our second annual report, builds on the strengths of the first and covers new territory by offering descriptions of additional e-commerce companies and additional discussion of fulfilment networks in China, the largest e-commerce market on the planet.”

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New for the E-Commerce Revolution Report this year is a web-based companion database tool for exploring relationships between major e-commerce players and logistics providers. The tool allows users to search particular logistics providers and users to isolate logistics transactions worldwide. Additionally, the tool can be used to quantify e-commerce air logistics transactions on a global basis.

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