Spotting the Trends in the Transportation Industry
Transportation, passenger and freight, is one of the largest industries in the world. Overall, S&P expects the industry to enjoy “continued moderate revenue growth (averaging around 5% for most subsectors) and stable EBITDA margins for 2019.” While air traffic remains strong with moderate growth forecasted, S&P expects rail to outperform.
In the US, growth in the transportation industry is being fueled by commuter rail, trucking, and e-commerce, which requires the flows of goods throughout the world’s largest consumer market. Obviously, facilitating this flow is highly competitive. Accordingly, transportation companies are feverishly seeking to deploy cutting-edge technologies to achieve enhanced efficiency, lower prices, and improve the quality of their services.
It is incontrovertible that over the centuries developments in transportation have dramatically changed how we live and work, and most industry professionals agree that this trend will accelerate dramatically in the coming decade. The key to success for transportation companies is offering the most cost-effective, flexible, and efficient services. That’s where data science, artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies are expected to be most impactful.
Castle Placement is currently helping several clients in this space (commuter rail, air, trucking, logistics, etc.) raise equity and debt capital to build out their technologies and grow their companies.
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