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Mode Shift in Freight Transportation

master_dm_13_005_00_03_07_088_160-110-3-modif.jpg Have you ever heard of “mode shift” in the shipping context?

It refers to the change in the type of transportation used to move your shipments around. Mode shift is a trend that is often on the agenda at transportation conferences as many shippers choose ocean freight forwarding rather than air cargo freight for intercontinental transportation. The decrease in international air freight market share has been illustrated by FedEx Chairman Fred Smith at various events (see attached picture). While selecting ocean transportation might make sense for the majority of goods for economic reasons, one could wonder whether shipping more high value healthcare products by sea is similarly justified.

Consultant data suggests...