Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsThu, 14 Nov 2019 01:10:33 GMT 82% of Londoners have changed or plan to change how they travel through the city in response to new ULEZ charges 82% of Londoners have changed or plan to change how they travel to avoid new ULEZ charges: http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/82percent-of-Londoners-have-changed-or-plan-to-change-how-they-travel-through-the-city-in-response-to-new-ULEZ-charges-04362 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/82percent-of-Londoners-have-changed-or-plan-to-change-how-they-travel-through-the-city-in-response-to-new-ULEZ-charges-04362 Majority of UK ports not prepared for Brexit, according to poll Majority of UK ports not prepared for Brexit: As the date for leaving the EU draws closer, a survey has revealed that the majority of UK ports are not prepared for the changes. The research by executive search firm, Odgers Berndtson found that just 16% of the firms polled have made 'significant or practical' plans in respect of Brexit. The survey of company leaders of around 100 UK ports and harbours set out to find how prepared regional ports around the UK are for the EU departure. It found that almost six in ten respondents (59%) were expecting Brexit to have a 'negative' or 'strongly negative' impact. In terms of how they will manage Brexit, a quarter (25%) said that despite limited preparation they are positioned to deal with it well. More than 4 in 10 of those polled said they were doubtful about how well they would be able to manage any extra demands, while a third said they felt they could manage the increase in demand but needed more investment. Eighty-three percent (83%) said they have the teams in place to keep operations well managed in the shorter term When asked what they are likely to focus on as they plan for Brexit, eight in ten (80%) said their focus will primarily be investing in physical infrastructure. Over a quarter (26%) said technology will be the first thing they invest in. Head of Odgers Berndtson Maritime & Shipping Practice, Paul Butterworth said: 'The ports industry is keen to seize on any opportunities arising from Brexit, but this is the first real indication of what's actually happening outside ports like Dover.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-UK-ports-not-prepared-for-Brexit-according-to-poll-04298 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-UK-ports-not-prepared-for-Brexit-according-to-poll-04298 Survey reveals rail passenger satisfaction at 10-year low Survey reveals rail passenger satisfaction at 10-year low: According to the latest National Passenger Rail Survey (NPRS) by Transport Focus, rail passenger satisfaction has fallen to the lowest level since 2007. The poll, which surveys 50,000 passengers found that overall customer satisfaction had dropped to 79% - which equates to one in five passengers.being dissatisfied. Twice a year the survey asks passengers to rate their experiences in a number of areas including value for money, the reliability of trains, station satisfaction and how well train companies deal with delays. The most recent findings show that overall, 46% of journeys were deemed 'satisfactory' when considering the price of a ticket - which dropped to less than a third (31%) among regular passengers. Of all the train operators, passengers using Great Northern Trains were the least satisfied with a rating of 68% being given for overall satisfaction, followed by Northern (72%), South Western Railway (73% ), TransPennine Express (73%), and Greater Anglia (73%). The highest ratings were achieved by Heathrow Express (96%), Grand Central (94%), Chiltern Railways (92%), Hull Trains (91%), Merseyrail (90%) and Virgin Trains (90%). Of the 25 train operators listed, only two, Heathrow Express and Chiltern Railways, improved on their 2017 satisfaction rating, up 5% and 4% respectively. Seven 'significantly declined' according to the report including Great Northern (-9%), Northern (-9%), TransPennine Express (-8%), Greater Anglia (-8%), Thameslink (-6%), ScotRail (-6%), and London North Eastern Railway (-5%) Chief executive of Transport Focus, Anthony Smith, said: 'Government and the industry must continue to focus on performance. In the longer term, the government's rail review must bring about fundamental change. 'Passenger irritation at poor performance erodes their most basic trust in the industry. Passenger frustration at continual fare increases saps confidence in the system to reform itself. 'A better value for money and more reliable railway must arrive soon for passengers.' You can see the report in full: NRPS Survey 2018 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-rail-passenger-satisfaction-at-10-year-low-04295 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-rail-passenger-satisfaction-at-10-year-low-04295 New survey reveals 82% of road users in England are satisfied New survey reveals 82% of road users in England are satisfied: A new survey looking at road user satisfaction has revealed overall, 82% of those using roads in England are either 'very' or 'fairly satisfied' with their experiences. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-82percent-of-road-users-in-England-are-satisfied-04272 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-82percent-of-road-users-in-England-are-satisfied-04272 Survey finds 35% of logistic companies have not prepared for Brexit Survey finds 35% of logistic companies have not prepared for Brexit: A survey of UK and German multi-national manufacturing companies has revealed that 35% of companies have not prepared for Brexit because so much is unknown. Just under half (46%) think that they have enough time to prepare for Brexit, however, in order to prepare their supply chains, they need more clarity on what is required of them. One in five (18%) believe they will not have time to get everything in order before for the deadline. The survey by Carousel Logistics - a European logistics specialist - forms part of the company's Brexit white paper. The research also revealed that half (50%) of the senior logistics and supply chain bosses polled feel they are not fully in the know about what is required ahead of EU divorce. With political uncertainty around the details of Brexit, Carousel asked respondents about their feelings on being ready for a 'no deal' Brexit. Almost 8 in 10 (79%) said while they have been preparing for the changes, they are 'nowhere near ready'. On the other side, 21% admit they don't feel able to prepare as they would like to as they feel unsure about the specifics. In January of this year, a similar survey by Carousel found that 'speed of delivery' ranked fifth in terms of what was most important for logistic companies post Brexit. In the new research asking the same questions conducted over the summer, speed of delivery is now the number one priority, followed by 'ease of movement' and 'tariff charges'. Other findings include 38% of UK companies are planning to look towards improved technology solutions post Brexit, compared to 18% of German businesses. Brexit has also prompted almost a third of UK companies to be 'more innovative with solutions'. See full details of the research here http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-35percent-of-logistic-companies-have-not-prepared-for-Brexit-04244 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-35percent-of-logistic-companies-have-not-prepared-for-Brexit-04244 69% of Scottish people are ‘satisfied’ with public transport, reveals survey 69% of Scottish people are 'satisfied' with public transport: A survey which among other things looked at the travel habits and transport choices of people in Scotland has revealed two-thirds feel 'satisfied' with the service they receive on public transport ' a decrease from 72% the previous year. The annual Scottish Household Survey polled 9,810 adults and found that public transport was used for 11% of journeys, while the majority of travel was still by car. Sixty-five percent of journeys were made by car or van (breaking down to 52% as the driver and 13% as a passenger). Second to travelling by car was walking, with 21% of journeys made on foot, while cycling made up just 1.5% of journeys made in 2017. Public transport The survey also revealed the total number of passengers travelling by ScotRail trains in 2017-18 was 98 million ' up 4 million from the previous years with 94 million recorded. People earning higher wages were also found to travel by train more, with 42% of those who had travelled by train in the past month bringing in a salary in excess of £40,000 per year. For those earning less than £10,000, just 23% made a journey by train in the last 28 days. When it comes to taking the bus, younger passengers were more usual, with two thirds (68%) of 16 to 19-year-olds polled said they had made a journey by bus in the last month. The figures drop to just over half of those in their 70s (53%) and 43% of Scottish people in their 80s. The survey also revealed that travel by electric car is sounding a more attractive proposition to Scottish people with 41% saying they would consider buying an electric model in the future ' an increase of 5% on last year's survey. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/69percent-of-Scottish-people-are-satisfied-with-public-transport-reveals-survey-04230 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/69percent-of-Scottish-people-are-satisfied-with-public-transport-reveals-survey-04230 e-bike uptake would be greater if Cycle to Work cap was raised, suggests survey e-bike uptake would be greater if Cycle to Work cap was raised: A greater number of British workers would be open to cycling to work regularly if the Cycle to Work cap was upped, suggests a new survey. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/e-bike-uptake-would-be-greater-if-Cycle-to-Work-cap-was-raised-suggests-survey-04231 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/e-bike-uptake-would-be-greater-if-Cycle-to-Work-cap-was-raised-suggests-survey-04231 New survey shows 80 percent of Londoners believe rail fare rise is unfair, despite TfL’s response http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-shows-80-percent-of-Londoners-believe-rail-fare-rise-is-unfair-despite-TfLs-response-04080 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-shows-80-percent-of-Londoners-believe-rail-fare-rise-is-unfair-despite-TfLs-response-04080 New poll reveals that around three quarters of Scots are against the proposed air tax cuts http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-poll-reveals-that-around-three-quarters-of-Scots-are-against-the-proposed-air-tax-cuts-03894 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-poll-reveals-that-around-three-quarters-of-Scots-are-against-the-proposed-air-tax-cuts-03894 Bad press has increased negative perceptions of Uber, according to recent survey http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Bad-press-has-increased-negative-perceptions-of-Uber-according-to-recent-survey-03879 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Bad-press-has-increased-negative-perceptions-of-Uber-according-to-recent-survey-03879 Survey reveals the key objectives and challenges for the logistics sector Survey reveals the key objectives and challenges for the logistics sector: According to the Paragon Software System's annual customer survey within the United Kingdom, decreasing the cost of transport has remained the core objective for logistics operations. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-key-objectives-and-challenges-for-the-logistics-sector-03548 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-key-objectives-and-challenges-for-the-logistics-sector-03548 Costs reduction is the main priority for majority of the logistics industry Costs reduction is the main priority for majority of the logistics industry: According to the latest annual logistics survey by Paragon Software System, more than half (57.3 per cent) of respondents said that saving money is the main priority for their logistics company, followed by improving planning accuracy (14.5 per cent) and increasing profitability (9.7 per cent). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Costs-reduction-is-the-main-priority-for-majority-of-the-logistics-industry-03464 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Costs-reduction-is-the-main-priority-for-majority-of-the-logistics-industry-03464 Survey finds logistics employees feel that KPIs are their biggest challenge Survey finds logistics employees feel that KPIs are their biggest challenge: A recent survey by Iptor Supply Chain Systems, a leading provider of distribution management software, has revealed the top frustrations felt by those working in the logistics sector. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-logistics-employees-feel-that-KPIs-are-their-biggest-challenge-03427 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-logistics-employees-feel-that-KPIs-are-their-biggest-challenge-03427 Survey finds majority of consumers are open to alternative delivery methods Survey finds majority of consumers are open to alternative delivery methods: According to a recent survey by the parcel data management channel, NetDespatch, 78 per cent of consumers are choosing alternative delivery methods for their online orders, such as the Post Office, Click&Collect and convenience stores. Further to this, just 22 per cent of the survey respondents said that delivery to their home or workplace is the only method they would opt for. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-consumers-are-open-to-alternative-delivery-methods-03386 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-consumers-are-open-to-alternative-delivery-methods-03386 Survey explores how tech will drive logistics this Christmas period Survey explores how tech will drive logistics this Christmas period: The findings within the PwC 2016 Holiday Outlook report has revealed where the logistics industry should be in terms of technology. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-how-tech-will-drive-logistics-this-Christmas-period-03350 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-how-tech-will-drive-logistics-this-Christmas-period-03350 Survey finds cyber security is the number one threat for the transport industry Survey finds cyber security is the number one threat for the transport industry: A recent survey by global advisory, brokering, and solutions company, Wills Towers Watson, has revealed that cyber security and rapid technological advancements are amongst the top concerns for those in the transportation industry. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-cyber-security-is-the-number-one-threat-for-the-transport-industry-03319 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-cyber-security-is-the-number-one-threat-for-the-transport-industry-03319 Government should prioritise logistics sector, FTA claims Government should prioritise logistics sector, FTA claims: Following the publication of the Freight Transport Association's (FTA) 2016 Logistic Report, the Chief Executive of the Association, David Wells, has called upon the Prime Minister of the UK, Theresa May, to ensure that goods can freely move between the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-should-prioritise-logistics-sector-FTA-claims-03279 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-should-prioritise-logistics-sector-FTA-claims-03279 Fleet vehicles being off the road costs companies thousands, survey finds Fleet vehicles being off the road costs companies thousands, survey finds: A recent logistics survey by RAC Business has revealed that businesses with HGVs and van fleets in the United Kingdom could potentially be losing more than £7,000 per year through their vehicles being off the roads, due to issues such as breakdowns. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fleet-vehicles-being-off-the-road-costs-companies-thousands-survey-finds-03217 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fleet-vehicles-being-off-the-road-costs-companies-thousands-survey-finds-03217 Transport survey identifies feet on train seats as an irritant to many A recent survey of public transport users have revealed that a passenger putting their feet up on the train seats is an irritant. The survey found that it's not just putting feet up that is annoying to many, but it is also putting shoes or clothing that has been in contact with the dirty ground on the seats where other passengers have to sit. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Transport-survey-identifies-feet-on-train-seats-as-an-irritant-to-many-03113 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Transport-survey-identifies-feet-on-train-seats-as-an-irritant-to-many-03113 Report reveals tube journeys take four times as long for those in a wheelchair A new report has revealed that journeys on the tube take approximately four times as long for those in wheelchairs than those who are able-bodied. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-reveals-tube-journeys-take-four-times-as-long-for-those-in-a-wheelchair-03069 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-reveals-tube-journeys-take-four-times-as-long-for-those-in-a-wheelchair-03069