Publications

Transportation & Logistics key findings

June 30, 2016

In this report, we look at what senior executives in transportation and logistics companies sector are saying about the transformative impact of Industry 4.0 on their companies and the wider sector

Capital projects and infrastructure spending: Agile strategies for changing markets

June 28, 2016

This report by PwC and Oxford Economics looks at two macroeconomic scenarios—a potential China hard landing and a global economic upturn—and analyzes how they would affect the infrastructure spending outlook to 2020.

Aviation perspectives: Cybersecurity and the airline industry (volume 2)

June 20, 2016

In our 2016 edition of Aviation Perspectives, we continue analysing cybersecurity in the airline industry. This second volume of our special cybersecurity mini-series addresses the topic of prevention. What are the challenges and considerations?

Tailwinds 2016 - Airline industry trends

June 16, 2016

Our latest report analyses key metrics and trends in the global airline industry. It also delves into how airlines are using profits to improve their businesses and suggests other avenues of investment for building a sustainable future.

IFRS 16, 'Leases' - Implications for the airlines industry

May 03, 2016

Our latest report analyses key metrics and trends in the global airline industry. It also delves into how airlines are using profits to improve their businesses and suggests other avenues of investment for building a sustainable future.

Transportation and logistics industry supplement to the IFRS 15,'Revenue from contracts with customers'

April 13, 2016

The transportation and logistics industry includes entities associated with shipping, railways, airlines, trucking and logistics, and cruise lines. Customers generally pay a fee for the movement of cargo or passengers between two or more specified points. Customer incentives are limited and primarily arise from volume discounts, or airlines’ customer loyalty programmes, where awards are earned based on mileage flown and can be redeemed for a variety of products or services.

IFRS 16, 'Leases' - Implications for the shipping industry

April 04, 2016

The new lease accounting standard will fundamentally change the accounting for lease transactions and is likely to have significant business implications. Almost all leases will be recognised on the balance sheet, with a right of use asset and financial liability that recognise more expenses in profit or loss during the earlier life of a lease.

Aviation perspectives: Cybersecurity and the airline industry (volume 1)

April 03, 2016

Cybersecurity has become an elevated risk that is among the most pressing issues affecting businesses. Today’s cyber adversaries are more persistent, skilled, and technologically savvy than just a year ago, and leaders across all industries are taking notice. According to PwC’s 2015 Global Airline CEO Survey, 85% of airline CEOs in the study view cybersecurity as a significant risk, likely reflecting the highly sensitive nature of flight systems and passenger data.

Global Transportation and Logistics M&A Deals Insights: Q3 2016

October 26, 2016

Global transportation and logistics M&A activity remained stable in 2016 with 50+ deals in each quarter, though Q3 2016 was slightly less active. With 50 deals, the quarter saw a decline of 11% in deal volume compared to both Q2 2016 and Q3 2015.

Global CEO Survey 2016 – Transportation and Logistics Cut

February 09, 2016

Transportation & logistics CEOs see more threats looming, chief among them over-regulation, exchange rate volatility and geopolitical uncertainty. They recognise that the market environment is changing dramatically, as are the expectations of stakeholders from customers to governments to employees. Technology stands out as both a force causing change and a way to manage it. Defining, managing and measuring risk is also a top priority for T&L CEOs looking to get better at meeting customer needs.

Intersections: Fourth-quarter 2015 transportation & logistics industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

February 08, 2016

Intersections is PwC's quarterly analysis of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the global transportation & logistics sector. It provides an overview of the most recent M&A results and our expectations for future deal activity. Deal volume in 2015 decreased marginally by 3 percent to 224 deals (from 231 deals in 2014), while deal value increased by nearly double to $172.7 billion (from $87 billion in 2014).

2016 Commercial Transportation Trends

January 29, 2016

On the surface, the commercial freight transportation and logistics industry looked calm in 2015. The sector moved sideways financially; average earnings were flat. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Services Index, which measures industry output, rose only a couple of points. The biggest headline for the sector came early in the year with the resolution of the painful, but not disastrous, U.S. West Coast port labor dispute in February.

2015 Global airline CEO survey: getting clear of the clouds

December 11, 2015

PwC’s Global CEO Survey gives company leaders, governments and the world’s business community a unique insight into the vision and decisions of the global CEO.

Intersections: Third-quarter 2015 transportation & logistics industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

November 30, 2015

Intersections is PwC's quarterly analysis of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the global transportation & logistics sector. It provides an overview of the most recent M&A results and our expectations for future deal activity. Despite a decline in deal volume in 3Q15 compared to the previous quarter, average deal value has continued to increase in each of the last four quarters. As a result, both total deal value and average deal value for the year-to-date are up over 40% and 50% respectively compared to the prior period.

Assessing tax: 2015 tax rate benchmarking study for industrial products and automotive sectors

July 11, 2015

Tax rate benchmarking can be an enormously valuable tool for tax executives determined to generate greater value from their tax departments.

Capital projects and infrastructure spending: Agile strategies for changing markets

June 28, 2016

This report by PwC and Oxford Economics looks at two macroeconomic scenarios—a potential China hard landing and a global economic upturn—and analyzes how they would affect the infrastructure spending outlook to 2020.

Fuel price volatility: How are airlines responding to the challenge?

June 15, 2015

In the wake of an extended period of financial challenges, airlines stand to gain significant benefits from unexpected periods of reduced fuel prices, which in the short term have resulted in increased profits. How are airlines responding? And what are the long-term implications?

Tailwinds 2015: Managing the challenges of rapid airline industry growth

June 14, 2015

In this report, we analyse key metrics in the global airline industry and forward-looking perspectives on emerging industry trends. The report also considers how airlines are managing growth in the rapidly expanding aviation industry.

Choosing your course - Corporate taxation of the shipping industry around the globe

March 24, 2015

This brochure describes the different ways the shipping industry is taxed around the world and compares tonnage tax and incentive systems and looks at relevant tax treaties and countries with favourable tax regimes as well.

Aviation Perspectives: Volume 3

March 03, 2015

What flying behaviors and which factors -- fare paid, carrier type flown, the number of "legs" flown, and distance traveled -- are more likely to result in passenger gains and losses?

Airport operators' quest for efficiency - How airports can focus operational improvement efforts on their addressable drivers of cost

February 17, 2015

Airports facing increasingly complex operational challenges can drive efficiency by focusing their investments on their differentiating capabilities.

Global CEO Survey 2015 – Transportation and Logistics Summary – A marketplace without boundaries?

February 17, 2015

Transportation & logistics CEOs are clear about the disruptive impact of the forces reshaping their industry landscape. They’re actively exploring new ways to compete. They’re focusing on adopting digital technologies to create value in new ways and developing diverse and dynamic partnerships.

Smart moves: Tapping into growth in public transport

January 30, 2015

With a growing population and economy, demand on the UK’s transport network is continuing to rise. The challenge for government is to ensure that transport is an enabler for this continued growth.

Global Airlines & Airports statement of capabilities – Rising to your challenges

January 09, 2015

Growth itself is a big challenge for many airport operators as they strive to expand infrastructure capacity to match demand. This statement of our capabilities addresses some of the most prevalent challenges in the aviation industry and some of the many ways we can help.

Clear weather on the horizon?

January 05, 2015

In our Global Shipping Benchmarking Analysis we provide an overview of the factors that impacted the shipping industry in the previous year and analyse how these have been reported by a large number of shipping companies from around the world.

Corporate taxation in the global offshore shipping industry

December 05, 2014

Offshore Shipping companies need to understand how differences in tax treatments can affect their business in key territories. This report reviews the tax regimes applicable to shipping companies operating in the offshore sector in a number of key jurisdictions around the globe.

Connectivity and growth: Directions of travel for airport investment

November 16, 2014

In this year’s compendium we have focussed on the changes being experienced in the global aviation markets.

PwC Global Airline CEO Survey 2014 – Strategic sights set on transformation and innovation

July 17, 2014

Four out of five CEOs in the airline sector witness a shift in global economic power as the major trend that will transform their business over the next five years. According to the survey, increasing passenger volumes will mainly result from growth in China’s middle class.

Tailwinds: 2014 airline industry trends

June 03, 2014

In addition to reviewing operating income and expenses of global airlines, we include a special report on the "connected airline," where we analyse how new technologies are transforming the way airlines do business.

Aviation Perspectives: Volume 2 - The impact of mega-mergers

January 24, 2014

PwC analyzes the impact of commercial airline mega-mergers on airline fares, operations, and customer experience?

Aviation’s second golden age: Can the US aircraft industry maintain leadership?

January 23, 2014

This PwC publication explores the advancements and policies needed to help the US commercial aircraft industry thrive as it wades into this era of mounting competition and high stakes.

Global Shipping Benchmarking Analysis 2013 - Still Battling the Storm

December 11, 2013

We are now in the fifth year of our annual Global Shipping Benchmarking Analysis, in which we provide an overview of the factors that impacted the shipping industry in the previous year and analyse how these have been reported by a large number of shipping companies from around the world.

Future prospects in Africa for the transportation & logistics industry

October 30, 2013

According to this PwC report, transportation and logistics infrastructure in Africa is seeing a growth in investment potential. But it has still a way to go to meet current needs and rising demand.

Transportation & Logistics 2030 Vol.5: Winning the talent race

March 29, 2012

The fifth volume of the T&L 2030 series is a multi-faceted analysis of talent management in the transportation and logistics industry worldwide. It also contains strategies to help transportation and logistics companies improve their talent management.