Companies // Transportation
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This company is a constituent of the transportation sector. By conveying goods and customers from A to B, the transportation sector forms one of the foundation stones of the economy. Factories, shops and institutions can only operate because products need to be delivered and employers as well as customers need to travel. Whether by road, rail, sea and air - more goods and people travel than ever before. The number of cars on the road keeps going up, while cheaper airline fares allow people to travel more frequently. The growing global middle class now has more money to spend on travel and businesses are still as keen as ever on face-to-face meetings, regardless of email and video-conferencing facilities. The transportation sector is a major employer and as such is one of the dominant forces in any countryâ€™s economy. For instance, Indian Railways is one of the largest employers in the world, not just India. The sector also enhances communication between people and businesses by providing services to postal and courier companies. While every government pays close attention to the sector and many even have a minister or equivalent assigned to transportation, no country has a perfect transport network. Reasons for that include the cost of infrastructure projects and the high concentration and lack of building space in urban areas. Emerging markets rely on transportation improvements to help their economies grow. One of the key factors investors look for when they decide which country to invest in is its infrastructure. A manufacturer can make the best product in the world but can still fold if they struggle to get raw materials to their factories and products to their customers. Watch this space: The transportation of goods has increased significantly due to the removal of barriers to trade. Within the EU and between the many countries with free trade agreements, products from food to machinery are on roads, rails and ships round the clock. If the world continues to move towards more expansive free trade agreements, the transportation sector can only benefit.
The overall state of a countryâ€™s infrastructure and the number of businesses and people requiring transportation services. Other factors include the location and geography of a particular country and economic activity in neighbouring countries.