The Trends Brokers and Carriers Need to Recognize in 2018 and Beyond

The transportation industry has been evolving over the last several years, with many factors influencing changes for truckers, retailers, and freight brokers alike. While these shifts offer some opportunities for new and established freight brokers and carriers, there are challenges ahead that must be recognized. In order to thrive in a saturated marketplace, both licensed freight brokers and carriers should take […]

Dutch Conference: Jobs of the Future in Logistics and Shipping

On March 23rd the STC-Group is holding a conference in Rotterdam about the jobs of the future in the maritime and logistics arenas. The event is part of the “Samen sterk voor de toekomst op Rotterdam-Zuid” project, in which various interest groups and companies work together. The conference language will be Dutch. Who’s driving, navigating, or order-picking? There are many new […]

Rotterdam, Seasonal Workers, M&A Activity, and Hyperlooping

Logistics in the News – Week 41 A lot of interesting things in the news again last week, which you may have missed. Please find a roundup of the main news and background items for the past week below. You can read the full articles by clicking the link in the tweets. Rotterdam is on a roll Rotterdam is my […]

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 […]

Why Not Charge Your Drone Midair, or: What Boeing Just Patented

The last time I wrote about a patent, it was one by Amazon and it described what I call a Ship-to Person model. Currently all shipments go to an address, which will be an obsolete process in the future. With logistics operations becoming more agile and flexible it will be possible to bring a package to a person, where ever […]

Logistics in the News – Week 11

This Thursday I was at the Dutch Logistics Manager of the Year event in Utrecht. It’s nice when logistics talent is celebrated, and that’s what this event is all about. Congratulations to Young Logistics Talent Mario Wopereis of CEVA Logistics, and to Logistics Manager of the Year Edwin Wenink of FloraHolland. Both had inspiring stories to tell about how connecting […]

Giant Plane versus Giant Ship – How to Get Your Cargo Across?

Those of you that have been following LogisticsMatter.com and @LogisticsMatter for a longer time know that I absolutely love Infographics. I’ve been collecting them on Pinterest for quite some time. It’s a great way of getting information across in a very fun and informative way. I don’t have (or make) the time anymore to play around with Photoshop as much […]

The ECT Container Terminal in Rotterdam – A Timelapse

Today I came across a great timelapse shot by Rotterdam photographer Ben Kleyn. I’ve been living in Rotterdam since 1995, and was born just south of the city. I love it and it’s getting better and better. Not sure if you know the new Koolhaas Rotterdam building or the new Market Hall that is being built but, well, they are […]