This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

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Trimble Acquires Brazil-Based Veltec to Expand its Global Portfolio of Transportation Solutions. Trucking costs to halve by 2030, study predicts (LLoyd’s Loading List). The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week.

Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight

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The 2011 publication of a Whitepaper from the European Commission concluded 30% of road freight transport over 300 km should shift to other modes such as rail or waterborne transport by 2030, and more than 50% by 2050 (European Commission, 2011). Of greatest concern is the forecast increase in share of cost of labor for road transport, which is set to rise by up to 50% by 2025, according to various studies. The logistics industry is shaping up for some radical changes.

How Megacity Distribution Models are Changing Urban Logistics


There are 28 megacities on the planet, and the United Nations projects that the number will reach 41 by 2030, accounting for a population of some 453 million people. Technology Transportation Management Distribution Model Logistics Megacity

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?


For example, in China alone, where the last decade brought millions of new participants into the workforce, a skills gap is expected to cause a deficit of 23 million sufficiently skilled workers there by 2030. Manufacturing management is therefore met with a fundamental question about the most practical uses of leadership and staff resources in this regard. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Robotization In Transport And Distribution: Will Nine Out Of Ten DCs Soon Be Obsolete?


There’s not a lot being said about the robotization that’s already taking place in the transport sector. It’s not the transport or storage costs that will determine the setup of the distribution network, but rather the efficient handling of goods. These concern innovative transport links on water, rails and roads. Image: Column freight transportation robotization Walther Ploos Features & Opinion