Transport & Logistics Newsalert

Welcome to the latest edition of the Transport & Logistics Newsletter – bringing you the latest sector developments from Belgium and across Europe.
Our newsletter combines recent news and analyses with valuable insights from our global network of specialists on what these developments mean for your business
Discover news, info, trends and insights on following topics:

 

 

Discover the latest Transport & Logistics deals in Europe and see how Belgium compares

M&A activity in the European transport & logistics industry was slightly higher in 2014 than the year before. This trend was mirrored in Belgian deal volumes, with a slight increase in the number of transactions in 2014 compared to 2013.

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Choosing your course

Corporate taxation in the shipping industry around the globe

With growth no longer a given, shipping and offshore companies are being forced to take a critical look at their business models. To survive, the traditional shipping industry will have to operate more flexibly.

Shipping companies that are part of the offshore value chain need to understand how differences in tax treatments can affect their business in key territories. 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. Our comparative analysis considers both general trends and specific interpretations, to give you a clearer picture of how the world’s most important shipping nations handle taxation of shipping and offshore companies.

 

Tailwinds

2015 airline industry trends

This publication provides an overview of the current state of the global airline industry and highlights emerging trends.

Part one analyses airline industry metrics such as revenue, pricing, profitability and global results by region. It concludes with a trends outlook for the remainder of the year.

Part two examines the global surge in aircraft orders and its implications for air travel and passenger demand. With demand forecast to double over the next 20 years, how will the industry manage the challenges of this rapid growth?

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Fuel price volatility

How are airlines responding to the challenge?

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?

With jet fuel prices plunging recently, it is epected that airlines in 2015 will post their greatest profit margins since 2010. Consequently, the fuel savings are allowing airlines to rebuild their balance sheets and invest in a variety of significant initiatives and programs that had been postponed during years of financial losses.
As airlines continue pursuing strategies that drive revenues and build profits, how will fuel price volatility affect their fuel purchasing and hedging decisions? What approaches will airline executives take to help their organizations effectively respond to broader industry and economic trends? This report considers these important questions.

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