The global Infrastructure & Transportation sector is currently facing significant challenges following the economic downturn, a stagnation in productivity and low-profit margins in many markets.
The Construction industry has been met with many headwinds, notably the decline in commercial office buildings during the past few years, and many existing big infrastructure projects have come to an end. This recent soft patch for civil engineering activity has been the most severe for around five years, linked to a shortfall of new contracts to replace completed work on infrastructure projects.
In addition, urban transport systems, which were built decades ago, can no longer cope with today’s requirements. The problem is compounded by the growing number of natural catastrophes such as earthquakes and landslides, which place a further burden on infrastructure. What’s more, concerns about global warming, increasing fuel prices, and resource depletion have also made it imperative to find sustainable transport practices that promise to define a new way of mobility in the future.
However, although such factors will undoubtedly continue, both in the developed and the emerging markets, the Infrastructure & Transportation industry has been shifting focus towards opportunities across the sector.
Whilst the industry strives to develop innovative mechanisms to unlock their pipelines, new trends are emerging as access to new technologies is changing the way governments and investors plan and manage infrastructure.
Consequently, with increased investment in infrastructure projects to address mounting modernisation needs, potential new obstacles are likely to arise. For instance, the quality and availability of projects in rapidly urbanising cities may prove challenging. This growing demand for better and more efficient infrastructure is expected to propel growth in the global Infrastructure &Transportation market during the next few years.
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- Airports & Aviation
- Shipping & Ports
- Transport & Logistics
- Capital Projects
- Management Consultancy & Professional Services
- Financial Services – Insurance – Marine, Aviation, General // Project Finance