The UK Logistics Confidence Index, which looks at confidence among senior logistics managers, has shown optimism from business leaders about the state of the industry.
The study, commissioned by Barclays and Moore Stephens, surveyed over 100 senior decision makers in January and February 2015. While the results were positive, the index fell slightly from 71.4 in summer 2014 to 69.2.
Meanwhile, the figure for the number of businesses intending to make an acquisition rose from 24 per cent to 31 per cent.
When managers were asked about their most pressing problem, almost half (49 per cent) cited the skills shortage in the industry.
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