Following the global financial crisis, transport industries
faced difficult challenges and we conducted a survey in 2009 to
ascertain the views of industry participants on the anticipated
effects of the recession. In 2010 we revisited many of the main
trends highlighted by our transport survey in 2009, to examine
whether these trends continued and how businesses in the transport
sector were preparing for the foreseeable future.
In 2012 we set out three themes: the last three years, finance
and what the future holds. This allowed us to look back to 2008
when the recession started, reflecting on the changes that have
taken place since then and looking to the future focusing on
opportunities on the horizon.
The Fourth Way Ahead Transport Survey
Welcome to our fourth annual Way Ahead Transport Survey. Each
year we try to move the survey on to reflect what is happening
across the aviation, rail and shipping industries, with a view to
getting a relevant indication of the current thinking of
participants in those industries.
If you have responded to our previous surveys, thank you and
welcome back. If this is your first, we hope you will find the
exercise interesting. Our first three surveys were widely picked up
in national and international media and we thank all our
participants for their contribution to that recognition.
We will respect the anonymity of all participants and we will
not disclose the contents of any specific reply given to us by any
participant, other than on an unattributed basis or with express
We thank you in advance for your contribution and look forward
to sharing the results with you.
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.
A substantial sample of 679 individuals across the aviation,
rail and shipping industries responded to the survey, providing an
authoritative and wide ranging examination of the current state of
health of those transport sectors around the world.
Twelve months on from our previous survey we wanted to take the
pulse of the industry once again to see if the intervening period
had produced any improved business confidence and commercial
A substantial 961 individuals across the aviation, rail and
shipping industries responded to this survey providing an
authoritative and wide ranging examination of those transport
sectors' state of health.
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