The expert panel anticipates an increased demand for environmentally friendly logistics services in the future; this goes hand in hand with the other notable forecast seen in the study regarding an expected decrease in the greenhouse gas emission levels.
The most drastic negative change was expected to take place in supply chain safety and security. Elevated costs caused by preventing and countering criminality were also anticipated. Especially cyber threats are likely to increase, according to the study. Additionally, the lack of skilled labor in logistics was expected to create another challenge for the industry by the year 2030.
Other findings anticipated significant technological advances such as improved energy efficiency, a growing importance of the logistics industry for the competitiveness of the BSR, and increased requirements in the use of tracking and tracing technologies. The highest and lowest scores of the survey can be seen in Table 1.