The transportation design and logistics industry deals with all modes of transport such as air, sea, rail, road and related sectors such as warehousing, stevedore and handling. The industry is heading towards a stage where the major companies coordinate with each other and offer related services under one roof. Larger integrated companies, which have a presence in other sub-sectors of the industry, are in a consolidation mode.
Besides, networks have become increasingly complex, just as the operating agreements between companies sharing resources. Companies looking to develop a lasting business model in this industry need to continuously offer value added services. Mechanical engineering and transportation design solutions can help companies in doing so. Several companies are evolving from warehouse managing companies to supply chain companies, largely driven by IT.