More than half of the world’s freight shipments were delivered via cargo ships, and a new survey finds that, while most cargo shipments today are on a par with years past, they are still not quite at their peak.
The survey of 1,000 freight tracking firms found that just 16% of companies are able to track the movements of nearly half of their cargo shipments.
The rest are not tracking at all.
The data also suggests that many of the companies that are tracking are not profitable and that there are few opportunities for new entrants.
While the survey of more than 1,500 companies was conducted in 2015, it is likely that the data will improve over time.
The survey was conducted by a team of international experts who have a combined 20 years of experience tracking freight traffic in North America and the Caribbean.
It also includes the responses of over 700 freight companies from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
The team surveyed more than 100 countries and territories.
They focused on freight routes, container routes, cargo carriers, and ship-to-shore and shipboard-to.-shipping routes.
For this survey, they focused on routes that would be expected to continue to be the most important for international freight traffic moving forward.
The companies that were asked to report the following were asked:Why do you track your cargo?
How important are you to international cargo traffic?
What is your strategy to increase your ability to track your shipments?
How can you improve your track record?
What are some other opportunities for change in your industry?
What was the most difficult part about tracking your cargo in 2015?
Why did you decide to start tracking your shipments again in 2016?
What can you do to make tracking easier and more reliable?
What do you hope to learn about tracking and its role in the global economy in the next two years?
What lessons can you share about tracking?
How are you tracking your freight?
Why is it important for you to track?
Why do we need to be able to do it?
What benefits are there from tracking?
What should we do to improve tracking?
Are there any opportunities to improve your tracking?
Should we have tracking on ships that are not used for shipping?
How would you like to see your freight tracked?
Do you think tracking is a viable business model?
Do we have any questions about tracking or other topics in the survey?