Transparency and visibility are the future of freight forwarding

Following on from yesterday’s summary post about Ti’s Future of Logistics conference held at the Intercontinental Hotel in London this week, Wednesday’s morning innovation showcase session consisted of presentations from participants from companies Xeneta, Freightos, and Bringg, all of which provide a technology based platform to the shipping market. The purpose of the presentations was…

European Supply Chain Day 2016

European Supply Chain Day Interview: What have you learned about the logistics industry since joining Ti? Our newest researchers Sam Sprigg and Madison Bird describe their experience with the industry so far, and how much they have learned. What did you know about Logistics before joining Ti? MB: My previous knowledge about logistics basically stems…

Technology without data- like a car without petrol

The phrase “future of logistics” has found its way in to innumerable reports, blog posts, tweets and news articles with increasing frequency. Here at Ti we’ve used the phrase on many occasions including as the title of our conference series. The focus of many excitable articles appears to be the assumption that the future of…

XPO Logistics and the US Freight Brokerage Industry

On September 9, 2015, XPO Logistics announced that the company would be completing its second major acquisition of the year, purchasing Con-Way for around US$3bn. Following hot on the heels of the company’s takeover of Norbert Dentressangle in June, this latest purchase means that XPO will become the second largest provider of less-than-truckload (LTL) services…

LSP’s Expand their Presence on the ‘New Silk Road’

At the start of last month, DHL Global Forwarding signed an MOU with Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Express designed to ensure greater connectivity between Europe, the CIS and China. This is an aim that is becoming increasingly familiar in the freight forwarding sphere; CEVA, SNCF Geodis and others have launched overland trade between Europe and China,…

Driverless Trucks: Science fiction or just a matter of time?

According to Ti’s latest industry report, there are a number of emerging trends which are likely to have an impact on the fortunes of the European Road Freight sector including not only  technological improvements but also political, legislative and environmental developments. One such development is the rate at which driverless trucks are becoming a reality.…