The way ahead: Asia Pacific regional transport survey forms part
of a global study of the views of 679 individuals across the
aviation, rail and shipping industries. Respondents included
operators, financial institutions, regulators, representative
bodies, governments, insurers, professional service businesses and
maintenance providers. This report looks specifically at the
opinion of 162 respondents throughout Asia Pacific on the key
themes of finance, consolidation, government support, investment
opportunities, regulation, and the green agenda. These themes were
chosen as reflecting some of the most critical issues facing the
transport industries. Within each section we have broken down the
responses both by sector, to show the differing views of aviation,
rail and shipping organisations, and geographically.
After a challenging few years, opportunities within the
transport industry are reappearing and optimism within the industry
is returning. Market confidence is high in Asia Pacific and
investment appetite has returned, and joint ventures and strategic
acquisitions are back on the table.
The green agenda is also a key focus. Much has been written
maligning the contribution of transport industries towards greener
performance but the relatively simple options of offsetting and
measuring and reporting greenhouse gas footprints are not the focus
of attention in these industries. A more active approach is
Most respondents in Asia Pacific think that liquidity has
returned to the market or will do so within twelve months; the
aviation sector is the most positive.
Shareholder/equity will be the most popular form of
fund-raising over the next two years.
Across the region, the focus has shifted to joint ventures,
raising equity/debt, and strategic acquisitions.
Most respondents agree that infrastructure investment will be
the single most helpful form of government support.
Passenger numbers/freight volume will increase over the next
five years, as will fares/freights.
Investment is primarily within country or region of
Priority areas for regulation are anti-competitive behaviour,
fuel pricing and greenhouse gas emissions.
Most respondents are improving technological performance to
reduce the environmental impact of their business.
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