Deutschland macht es wieder einmal vor. Die Logistik von morgen soll mit 75% der Ressourcen von heute gemeistert werden. Um dies zu realisieren werden 100 Millionen Euro in die Logistikforschung gesteckt.
Beteiligt sind an diesen 30 Projekten 131 Partner aus Industrie und Forschung.
Auswahl der Projekte:
Das größte Projektvolumen mit 8.5 Mio. Euro ist SMARTI – Smart Reusable Transport Items – Intelligente Ladungsträger mit neuartiger Radiofrequenz-und IT-Infrastruktur (Handelspaletten, Luftfrachtpaletten).
Großer Nutznießer dieser 100 Mio. Euro ist vor allem das Frauenhofer-Institut, welches bei 17 Projekten beteiligt ist.
Ferner gibt es 3 assoziierte Projekte i.e.
Auch hier ist das Frauenhofer-Institut federführend beteiligt.
Ob sich diese starke Konzentration auf eine Hochschule bei innovativen Projekten letztlich auszahlt ,müssen die Ergebnisse zeigen.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that international airfreight traffic recorded a 14.8% year-on-year increase in September, which is significantly weaker than the 19% rise recorded in August.
While freight markets were expected to weaken towards year-end, September’s decline was larger than anticipated. Consumer and business confidence remains weak in many parts of the world. Re-stocking lifted freight markets earlier in the year, but this has not been followed by spending to solidify the economic recovery.
Compared with September 2009, freight capacity increased by 11.9%, below the 14.8% increase in volumes, pushing cargo load factors to 52.4%.
"The freight numbers are worrying," said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s director general & CEO. "Freight activity has fallen 6% since May’s post-crisis peak. What we see in air cargo markets is inevitably reflected in the broader economy."
As international air cargo accounts for 35% of the value of goods traded internationally, it is a leading indicator of economic activity.
September marked the second consecutive month of seasonally adjusted declines in freight demand (-1% in August, -2.1% in September). Freight volumes are 6% below the May peak, which is equivalent to pre-crisis levels.
European carriers recorded an 11.1% increase in freight demand compared with September 2009. Although European exports have been helped with the weak Euro, freight demand for European carriers remains 14% below pre-recession levels.
North American carriers recorded 13% growth in September, down from the 21.2% recorded in August, which leaves the region 1% below pre-recession levels.
Asia-Pacific carriers recorded a 15% increase in freight demand over the previous year, a significant decline from the 22.3% growth recorded in August. This took the region’s carriers back to the pre-recession levels of early-2008 and, with their 44% market share, contributed the most to the global drop in freight demand.
Middle East carriers bucked the declining trend with a 24% increase over previous-year levels. Even though this is less than the 24.2% recorded in August, when adjusted for seasonality, this represents an increase of 1.4% over August levels. Moreover, when compared to pre-recession levels, the region’s carriers are carrying a third more traffic than they did prior to the recession.
International freight traffic market shares by region in terms of FTK are:
"The industry’s situation is volatile," said Bisignani, adding that the accelerating decline of airfreight, including in Asia, is an early indicator of some turbulence ahead