Cargo management solutions are designed to meet the needs of air, water and road cargo, and freight transportation companies. Such solutions are deployed to transport passenger and industrial cargo from one place to another safely and securely. Cargo management solutions tracks the item in transit and provides alternate and cost-effective routes for easier and faster transportation. Additionally, these software provides vendor and carrier communication tools along with warehousing and maintenance solutions for preservation and safety of the goods. Recent developments in cargo management solutions have included analytics and best practices in quality management and operations management to further benefit the end-users. These solutions also enable integration of other software solutions which include customer relationship management (CRM), financial management and others to provide augmented end-to-end services. Some software solutions also include fleet management options to cater to logistics companies managing large number of vehicles in various routes.
Population growth and outsourcing of manufacturing activities have led to the growing demand for augmented cargo management solutions. The need for safety and security of shipments are some of the major factors aiding the growth of cargo management solutions. Timely delivery and cost-effectiveness are some of the major concerns for regular trading and shipping organizations. Cargo management solutions provide tools to meet and address these concerns. This has further enhanced the growth prospects of the cargo management systems market. Additionally, rise in air cargo volumes and necessity for faster and better transportation has resulted in an increase in requirement for cargo management solutions to effectively manage such concerns. Advancements in technology are driving innovations in the cargo management solutions market which include integration of software for finance, workforce management and customer relationship management to meet end-to-end functioning of the organization. Increasing maintenance costs and high set-up costs along with strong infrastructure are some of the major challenges encountered by the market. Integration of big data analytics solutions are expected to drive the growth of the market during the forecast period. Consolidation of orders is a growing trend in case of small shipments in order to minimize costs.
The global cargo management solutions market can be segmented on the basis of deployment, end-use industry, service, mode of transportation and geography. On the basis of deployment, the market has been segregated into cloud-based, on-premise and hybrid solutions. Based on end-use industry, the cargo management solutions market has been divided into manufacturing, trading, travel and tourism, logistics, courier and delivery services, and others. In terms of service, the market can be segmented into integration service, support and maintenance service and consulting service. Based on mode of transportation, the market is divided into water, air, rail and road. As per geography, the global cargo management solutions market can be classified into Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and South America.
Some of the leading players in the global cargo management solutions market are Damco, IBS Software Services, Camelot 3PL Software, Awery Aviation Management System, Bitmetric Technologies, Jada Management Systems, Catapult International, LeanLogistics, Accenture PLC, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Agility and Sabre.
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