In this first installment in the Air Cargo World 2022 webinar series, Vaughn Moore, the CEO of AIT Worldwide Logistics, will discuss how AIT identifies M&A opportunities in the current volatile market; discerns strategies for seizing opportunities presented by e-commerce; and finds pathways to business expansion; and more.
The air cargo demand surge driven by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic delivered an unprecedented demand for cargo operators. The unique landscape that has followed is reshaping global supply chains, with the emerging needs of shippers leaving logistics companies hungry for mergers and acquisitions. Among the rising commodities, e-commerce logistics — already on a growth trajectory thanks to the rise of e-tail giants like Amazon and Alibaba — is helping fuel one of the hottest acquisition markets in industry history.
Freight forwarders have dominated the merger and acquisition (M&A) landscape in logistics since 2020, but 3PLs are not alone in the rush to seize the opportunities presented by e-commerce. Over the past year, some airlines have launched their own e-commerce services, while others have partnered with e-commerce providers for dedicated operations aimed at delivering e-commerce goods around the world in less and less time. Whether via M&A or organic expansion, today’s major air cargo providers are moving to seize the opportunities presented by today’s logistics landscape, or risk being left behind — and, potentially, the next acquisition target.
Executive Chairman and CEO
AIT Worldwide Logistics