The first half of 2019 revealed a ton about where freight forwarding is headed. Emerging technologies, geopolitical volatility, and e-commerce’s continued push to reshape our world were all critical stories to start the year.
At CoLoadX, we wrote about the latest trends in freight management and provided insight with the same goal as always: to keep you, the logistics professional, informed in an ever-changing, dynamic world.
Clear themes emerged based on what our readers found most interesting. Here are the most popular posts from CoLoadX in 2019...so far:
When Amazon first obtained a license to operate as an NVOCC in 2016, freight pros everywhere wondered what the move would mean to their business. Since then, Amazon primarily focused on last-mile logistics, but their ambitions stretch farther than warehouse-to-door. In fact, Amazon is uniquely positioned to become an end-to-end freight service provider. Their ace in the hole? Pricing. Read more
The first half of 2019 showed blockchain technology in logistics is here to say. While most of the moves that solidify blockchain tech’s future in logistics have been done by carriers and massive forwarders, the wider freight industry has enough evidence to start planning ahead. Read more
Blockchain technology was a big topic during the first half of the year. An important topic was the emergence of logistics blockchain ecosystems--dedicated portals run by carriers that handle end-to-end supply chain processes that are supported by blockchain technology. As carriers take the lead and become exclusive ecosystem providers, the question for forwarders is: will they have to pick sides? Read more
A massive convergence is underway between retail and logistics, courtesy of the rapid rise of e-commerce. Unfortunately, today’s logistics processes aren’t fast enough to keep up with the sales momentum that e-commerce generates. But some places are uniquely equipped to handle the boom of e-commerce. Australia is one such place. Read more
Africa, the world’s second-most populous continent, is rich with trade potential. The statistics point to a region with great trade value: according to the IMF, seven of the top-20 fastest-growing economies in the world are sub-Saharan African nations, and 12 African countries ranked in the top-10 in export value in the world in 2017. In times of volatile foreign policy, here’s why a market like Africa is a can’t-miss opportunity for freight pros.
And of course, check out our latest whitepaper, The Future of Freight, for insight and analysis on the shipping industry this year and beyond. Download your free copy here.
It's been an absolute blast engaging the logistics world through our posts, and we hope you enjoy what we have to offer. Stick with CoLoadX for the best insight and analysis for the rest of 2019 and beyond!