Packaging & Transport is a crucial part of manufacturing industry. With increasing globalization in trade and commerce, manufacturers and packers are forced to transport goods at long distances where they face environmental and physical challenges. Hence, safe transportation of goods and materials has become of the utmost importance and is a major challenge for the global packaging & transport industry.
Packaging plays a vital role in attracting customers through aesthetic display along with providing protection to the end product and facilitates safe transport. The aim of the manufacturers is to choose a packaging option for their product which helps deliver the product to the consumers without or minimal damage. The main challenge for the packaging industry is to keep the packaging as lightweight as possible while providing optimum protection. The global packaging market is divided into board packaging, glass packaging, metal packaging, flexible packaging and rigid plastic packaging. Rigid plastic packaging is expected to grow faster than other segments due to its lightweight, low cost and availability in various designs.
The transport industry is the biggest contributing sector for a country’s economy and it is segmented into various subsectors like shipping, airlines, parcel delivery, trucking and railroads. In transport sector various types of transportation management systems have emerged in order to meet the growing demand for efficient transportation. Transportation management system helps an enterprise to handle all inbound and outbound operations of supply chain management including planning and decision making, transportation execution, follow-up and measurement.
The growing need for safe and secure transportation, demand for efficiently managed vehicles and an increasing demand of smart cities have resulted in the rise of smart transportation. The global smart transportation market is divided into traffic management systems, ticketing management systems, parking management systems and integrated supervision systems.
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