Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Freight Forwarding and Customs Agents industry provides a range of services that facilitate the transport of goods and equipment, both nationally and internationally. These services include freight forwarding, customs and freight brokerage, stock consolidation and goods-handling operations. Freight forwarders buy transport slots in bulk from road, rail, air and ship freight operators. They then repackage this space into smaller allotments and consolidate loads on behalf of paying clients keen to transport goods. Customs agents act on behalf of their clients to satisfy import and export legislative requirements. Freight volumes, transport costs and the degree of industry competition affect the industry's performance... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Freight forwarders and customs agents tend to be concentrated close to downstream markets, therefore the distribution of establishments more closely reflects the distribution of business activity rather than transport networks and other freight industries. The distribution is slightly skewed towards London, as a hub of commercial activity.
London is the heart of the United Kingdom's business and financial sectors and although many companies operate nationally or even internationally, they are headquartered close to large customers that are also in London. Approximately 23.4% of industry establishments can be found in the city.
The South East and the East of England
The South East contains an estimated 16.5% of industry establishments. The.. purchase to read more