Thriving eCommerce Sector Ups Demand for Advanced Logistics

San Francisco, California, May 11, 2017: A recently added report by TMR Research, titled, “Logistics Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast 2017–2025,” examines every facet of the market to assess its size, competitive dynamics, and growth prospects.

With a massive upswing in trade worldwide, the logistics industry has rose to prominence. Logistics brings about improved delivery performance and higher customer satisfaction. It also slashes operational costs. On account of so many benefits, its market has been expanding at a cracking pace globally.

As per the report, of the plethora of industries, the ecommerce sector is proving to be a frontrunner in pushing up demand in the global logistics market owing to the spike in online shopping. In fact, established logistics services providers are competing with tech-savvy newcomers to gain greater market share in the lucrative e-commerce pie.

Apart from the ecommerce segment, other sectors that are stoking significant growth in the market are retail, healthcare, banking and financials, manufacturing, telecommunications, IT, and government and public utilities.

In order to study the global logistics market in-depth, the report segments it depending upon the type of transport infrastructure into railways, roadways, waterways, and airways. Among them, road freight transport is used the most globally and grosses maximum revenue. This is because of the flexibility of operations, reliability, easy accessibility, and availability of door-to-door services. In terms of volume of freight, waterways lead the market.

Depending upon the logistics model, the market is again segregated into first-party logistics, second-party logistics, third-party logistics, and others. Of them, the second-party logistics contributes the most vis-à-vis revenue.

From a geographical standpoint, Asia Pacific, powered by countries such as China, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Japan, is considered the most attractive logistics market on account of a large manufacturing base. North America is another key logistics market whose growth has been primarily brought about by the increasing trade between the U.S. and Europe. In Europe, Germany holds an important role in the logistics market. Driving growth in the two continents is also the developed road infrastructure. Latin America is another potential market where Brazil and Argentina are predicted to drive demand in the near future.

To assess the competition prevailing in the global market for logistics, the report profiles players such as FedEx Corp., C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., Ceva Holdings LLC, UTi Worldwide Inc., Expeditors International of Washington Inc., Deutsche Post DHL Group, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Kenco Group, Americold Logistics, LLC, XPO Logistics Inc., and United Parcel Service, Inc.

Rising Usage of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic in Aerospace

San Francisco, California, May 11, 2017: A recently added report by TMR Research, titled, “CFRTP Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017–2025,” delves deep into different aspects of the market to understand the current competitive dynamics shaping it and its prospects going forward. It estimates its size using historical and current data and also its possible growth rate in the upcoming years.

The global CFRTP Market , acronym for carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic, is predicted to progress by gigantic strides on account of the increasing concerns over arresting carbon emissions worldwide. This in turn will bring about a spike in demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, which will stoke growth in the CFRTP market. CFRTP’s application in the aerospace sector on account of its light weight, resistance to chemicals and high temperatures, and operational stability, will also push up its demand.

Impeding the global market for CFRTP, on the other hand, is the steep cost of raw materials and manufacture. To overcome the roadblock, companies are funneling money into development of better manufacturing technologies that will help bring down costs.

Having shed light on the growth drivers and restraints, the report goes on to examine the different types of CFRTPs – continuous carbon fiber, long carbon fiber, and short carbon fiber. Among the three, the continuous carbon fiber segment holds out maximum growth opportunities on account of their wide array of applications in automotive, aerospace, and consumer durables sectors. In the near future too, the segment is expected rake in substantial revenues because of its superior strength in comparison to short and long carbon fibers.

Depending upon the types of resins, the key segments of the global market for CFRTP are polyetheretherketone (PEEK), polyamide (PA), polycarbonate (PC), and polyphenylene sulfide (PPS). The key end use segments or applications of CFRTP are aerospace, consumer durables, and automotive. Among them, the automotive segment is predicted to gain maximum market share in the foreseeable future owing to stringent regulations pertaining to vehicular emissions and rising concerns about fuel efficiency which can be achieved by reducing the overall weight of the vehicle with lightweight materials.

From a geographical standpoint, North America is a key CFRTP market that holds out a strong promise of growth. This is primarily because of a sophisticated industrial infrastructure which has stoked the aerospace, consumer durables, and automotive sectors significantly.

To assess the competition prevailing in the global CFRTP market, the report profiles important players such as Aerosud, SGL Group, PolyOne Corporation, Royal TenCate N.V., Toray Industries, Inc., Solvay S.A. and Covestro AG.

Apple Nears US$800 Billion Valuation in Anticipation of iPhone 8

With the anticipation that the next iPhone will be a major success, the stocks of Apple Inc. rose a whole percent on Tuesday to close at US$153.99 in New York. This upsurge pushed Apple’s capitalization to about US$803 billion, making it the U.S. Company to achieve the mark. Apple’s shares have earned 33 percent this year alone, gaining from a buyback program introduced by CEO Tim Cook, for which the total was extended to US$210 billion last week, up from US$175 billion by the end of 2016.

Three New iPhones in 2017 to Mark 10-year Anniversary of the First
Apple has announced three top-of-the-line iPhone 8 handsets in 2017, which are keenly awaited by the enthusiast, who are expecting several new features after modest upgrades offers by iPhone 7. 2017 also marks a decade of iPhones, and Apple has promised a new type of screen, stainless steel body, curved glass, and best-of-its-kind camera.

Apple Watch, iCloud, and Airpod Higher Margin Services
Though iPhone continues to constitute the maximum share of revenue for the company, stiff competition is coming from other vendors including Samsung, Google, and other regional players, and the sales have dropped significantly. On the other hand, Apple Watch, iCloud, and Airpod wireless headphones have been detected as higher margin services by Tim Cook, who has sought to diversify the Cupertino, a California-based company, away from smartphones.

Apart from the growing popularity of latest technology and innovative products, Apple’s escalation is also a reflection of a relative decline of the oil industry in the recent past.

Cleaning Your Kid’s Ears with a Cotton Bud could be Dangerous: Study

The common perception that both adults and children need to clean their ear canal regularly, has been head-on challenged by a recent study, which has estimated that about three dozen children are admitted to hospital’s emergency wards every day in the U.S. Though cotton-tipped swabs have been in use for nearly a century, the reports of related injuries are being noted only now.

Toddlers More Prone to Cotton Swab Injury
One of the senior author of the study is Dr Kris Jatana, who is a pediatric ear, nose, and throat surgeon at the National Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr Jatana frequently encounters cases caused by cotton-tipped applicators, more so in children below three years than adults who have a stronger resistance. The study has concluded that about 40 percent of injuries is among the children below three years of age, while children below 8 years constitute 67 percent of the cases. The study has evaluated that 263,338 children under the age of 18 have been admitted to ER across the U.S. between 1990 and 2010 for cotton-tipped ear cleaning tools and nearly two-thirds of these injuries happened at home.

Perforated Eardrums Most Severe Injury
Tympanic membrane perforations as it is technically known, broken eardrums constitutes about 30 percent of the injuries, says the study, identifying the feeling of a foreign body in ear as most common case but broken eardrums as more severe complication. Soft tissue injuries caused 23 percent of the cases. Temporary hearing loss, which is similar to the feeling of having noice-canceling ear plug in the ear, is the most common case, typically caused by wax pushed too deep into the ear canal.

Ear canals are self-cleaning, the study assures, unless some medical condition or wax is pushed in with cotton-tipped swabs.