Efficient, competitive and sustainable logistics are essential for the future development of the European chemical industry. In a joint Cefic / Deloitte Chemical Logistics Vision 2020 report, key trends in chemical logistics during the next decade are predicted and future strategies are recommended.
Main trends identified in the report
The report recommends the development of sustainable logistics strategies, responding to the European Commission’s White Paper strategy for competitive and resource efficient transport systems. Those recommendations include:
- Improve both horizontal and vertical integration along the supply chain to improve efficiency and productivity of asset deployment;
- Develop sustainable logistics strategies with a shift to alternative transport modes, as well as increase vehicle utilisation levels and product swaps;
- Continuously improve supply chain safety and security by joining-up capabilities of all LSPs and chemical companies throughout Europe; and
- More sophisticated supply chain organisation and logistics processes requiring better training of supply chain staff.
Download the report "Chemical Logistics Vision 2020"