Logistics & transportation
Intense competition and market forces are compelling logistics service providers to explore new business models in order to remain competitive. Global trades are also showing signs of weaknesses amidst uncertainty in the global economy and in the face of impending security threats. Adding to the pressure are rising challenges such as declining freight rates as well as tightening regulatory and reporting requirements.
In response to the changing business landscape, logistics service providers are embracing new strategies that allow them to carve out new avenues of profits. Acquisitions of foreign firms, joint ventures and global alliances between providers are emerging as ways that logistics service providers keep their competitive edge.
More are also outsourcing routine functions to partners in order to focus on revenue-generating activities.
As logistics providers explore and expand globally, they face new reporting requirements and are exposed to greater tax risks. We help logistics providers explore new ventures with the support of our global network of experts, ensuring that they are in good hands.
From forming and structuring alliances to lending a hand in keeping daily back-office accounting, payroll and IT functions greased and running smoothly, clients can rely on our technical expertise, industry knowledge and rich experience to ease the increasing pressures they face.
Proven Track Record
Our clients are involved in facilitating movements of goods worth billions of dollars around the globe annually, through land, sea and air. Our extensive industry experience includes assisting clients, both listed and private, in various aspects as their businesses grow. This includes, among others, the following:
- Assisted a marine supply logistic company in its successful IPO;
- Assisted a commodity-trading company in the successful application of the global trader programme;
- Provided a Singapore-based warehousing and logistics solutions provider with an international footprint to restructure its operations, separating warehouse properties ownership from the logistics business, in preparation for interested investors;
- Carried out due diligence review on a specialist warehousing and logistics solutions provider with a service network that spans more than 10 countries in Asia and Australia;
- Conducted IT due diligence review on a Singapore-based logistics company that has operational presence in more than 15 countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region;
- Provided transaction support to a petroleum trading and shipping group to divest a minority stake to a private equity group; and
- Set up the enterprise risk management framework of a listed company.
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