Is Freight Going Underground?

Boring Freight Elon Musk is a man of many innovative ideas. Most of them are consumer oriented, but all have great logistics potential. His innovations and ideas focus on two main areas: transportation and sustainable energy. Best known example is probably the Tesla, which is a combination of both. A 100% electrical vehicle. It has been a major push forward […]

7 Logistical Ways to Save on Shipping Costs

Guest Author –  Sponsored Content – The cost of shipping is one of the biggest expenses for many companies. Here’s a few tips to help understand where the money goes, and find ways to trim for a better bottom line now! 1. Get it where it needs to go While it may seem like common sense, one of most important steps […]

Talk About Freight: An Interview With TenderTool’s Pieter Kinds

Sponsored Content – Recently I had the chance to sit down with Pieter Kinds, CEO of the TenderTool, a cloud-based freight tendering start-up. We spoke about how he intends to change and improve the way companies manage tendering freight. Please find the interview below: Why was TenderTool founded? In the logistics industry it is a given that freight is being […]

An Efficient Freight Tender in 8 Steps

The Dutch Start-up space is booming. We have been a seafaring and trading nation for a long time, so it’s no wonder that there is a lot of innovation in the logistics space. I recently came across another great addition to growing group of Dutch logistics innovators: Tendertool. The best part of being a logistics blogger is that you get to […]

Move Freight ABOVE Traffic Jams

The biggest frustration for anyone moving freight across any road network in the world is a traffic jam. Well, it’s probably a frustration for almost anybody I guess. Most traffic jams you and I are in can hardly be called a traffic jam if you compare them to some of the biggest traffic jams in history. One of the winners must […]

Logistics Market Snapshot – May 2016

Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes. Please find the ones that jumped out at me below: Trucking Volume: The ATA’s seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage index decreased 4.5% to […]

Air and Ocean Freight Confidence Remains Low

To get a better view of global air and ocean trade, Stifel has partnered with Transport Intelligence to create the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index (LCI), a monthly survey of international shippers and forwarders that measures freight activity across several European-based trade lanes. Please find this month’s results below. Month over Month Decline in Logistics Confidence The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index […]

Logistics Market Snapshot – April 2016

Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes. Always great to see the Netherlands featured. Please find some statistics below, or click the image to download the full snapshot. Spring has […]

Logistics Market Snapshot – March 2016 Edition

It has been a while since I shared the Logistics Market Snapshot from the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics with you. So, sorry if you missed it. It is back again! 🙂 This month’s edition, which can be downloaded by clicking the picture below, features several interesting figures. The Freight and Transportation industries are going up, as you can see […]

Boeing just patented an aircraft that picks up and carries regular containers

Boeing is at it again. Last year in June I wrote about a system Boeing patented for charging drones midair. This time they have patented a revolutionary way to transport regular 40 feet shipping containers via airplane. Yes, you have read that right: regular shipping containers. Containers used to be shipped by, well, ship and it would take days or […]