What next for e-commerce?

Today was one of the rare occasion where I forked out the extra cash for next-day delivery. True to their word (and despite recent bad press), Yodel delivered. In late 2014 Yodel were forced to cease operations temporarily to catch up with a back-log of parcels (Ti Brief 15/Dec/2014). The surge in demand was unprecedented…

European Post Offices No Longer Just Post Offices – Acquisitions Aplenty in Scandinavia

M&A activity in the logistics sector is gradually picking up in tandem with the global economic recovery. For instance, across the pond, FedEx has just acquired GENCO. In addition, certain microeconomic trends specific to logistics markets are also stimulating acquisition activity. One particularly interesting trend in Europe is post offices adopting increasingly aggressive acquisition strategies.…

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.…

European Road Freight Rates: The Cost to Supply Economic Growth

European road freight rates can provide us with many clues about wider economic prosperity. The fortunes of those operating in the European road freight industry are strongly linked to economic growth and, in particular, the success, or lack thereof, of the region’s retailers and manufacturers. Indeed, research undertaken here at Ti for our latest European…