Transportation and Logistics

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The transportation and logistics services markets are on the move. Many organisations in the sector are, in fact, now following manufacturing industry into new sales markets such as Eastern Europe and East Asia, which have themselves long been source markets with growing exports. Supply chains often span the whole world, calling for a globally orientated business strategy.

International growth through acquisitions, joint ventures or alliances is often necessary for the economic survival of transportation and logistics organisations. Some organisations are positioning themselves in lucrative niches.

Facing the challenges

Klaus-Dieter Ruske, Head of the Competence Centre Transportation & Logistics

More than 76 percent of the CEOs in the transport and logistics sector see rising energy costs as a risk for their company's growth. Every second CEO considers climate change to be a danger for a company's success.

Only companies that are proactive in facing the critical challenges of the market and see these as potential opportunities are more successful.

The "big guys" - often former state-run enterprises - have developed into capital market-oriented global players. In Europe, the organisations sometimes operate in regulated markets but these are now increasingly being liberalised, while legislation and tax law have thus far only been partly harmonised. New technologies, in addition, mean high capital expenditure requirements.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) develops individual and integrated solutions for organisations in the transportation, logistics and tourism businesses. Through annual financial statements audits under IFRS and HGB, and through auditing services and consultancy projects for large and middle-market businesses, we enable you to benefit from the many years of experience our specialists have gained in various fields of business.

Our portfolio covers services in the following areas:

  • Transactions
  • Business valuations
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Privatisation and public-private partnerships
  • Capital market transactions (IPOs)
  • Forensic services
  • Systems, processes, organisation
  • Human resources
  • Risk and crisis management
  • Auditing
  • International accounting
  • Environment and sustainability reporting
  • Tax
  • Regulation
  • Public financing

Clients can draw on the worldwide PwC network

Our clients include large and middle-market postal, express and logistics service providers, railway, short-haul carriers and air-freight companies, shipping companies, ports and airports, tourist trade organisations, and waste disposal logistics services. International, interdisciplinary teams permit access to all the national and international contacts within the PwC network. Our staff include not only chartered accountants, tax advisors and lawyers, but also IT and process specialists, environmental experts and consultants, restructuring specialists, and other consultants with experience in the transportation, logistics and tourism sectors.

Contacts in the area of transportation and logistics for

  • Airlines & airports
  • Railways
  • Logistics & post
  • Shipping & ports
  • Travel services

can be downloaded here as pdf-file.

Up-to-date industry knowledge is indispensable for consultancy and auditing services

PwC is involved in the committee work of numerous associations: the Deutsches Verkehrsforum e. V. (German Transport Forum), the Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen e. V. (VDV - Association of German Transport Organisations), the Bundesverband der Deutschen Tourismuswirtschaft e. V. (BTW - Federal Association of the German Tourist Industry), the Deutscher Reiseverband e. V. (DRV - Travel Federation), the Deutsche Hotel- und Gaststättenverband e. V. (DEHOGA - German Hotel and Restaurant Industry Federation) and the Bundesverband Logistik e. V. (BVL - Federal Logistics Association).

Staff regularly participate in comprehensive training programmes at which they learn about the latest developments in the industry.

The Transportation, Logistics and Tourism Group brings together the competence of some 150 partners worldwide and a staff of 2,000 boasting wide-ranging industry know-how.