It comes as news to no one that the global logistics industry is big. The parcel industry alone saw 11.8 billion shipments in the United States in 2015 with an additional combined 16.1 billion in Japan, Germany, France and the UK. One of the largest areas of growth in this sector is in cross border shipping, parcels that are distributed outside of their country of origin, which is evolving at twice the rate of domestic. The global shift to e-commerce is one of the more obvious factors leading to increased shipping volumes, however other sectors have seen changes in regulation and trade deals lead to a greater ability to move items across the globe.
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