According to Zvi Schreiber of Freightos, the freight sector will reach a recognizable ‘tipping point’ this year.
In a recent issue of Venturebeat.com he stated, “Growing demand for transparent logistics, changing industry mindsets, big data- technology, flexible supply chains, and growing demand for cross-border e-commerce is setting 2016 as the year freight goes online. And it’s coming from the freight companies, it’s coming from huge tech companies, and it’s coming from an exploding number of startups.” Examples to support his claim range from industry incumbents such as Delta Cargo’s online air cargo booking and CH Robinson’s online quoting platform to new logistics startups like iContainer’s tech-enabled freight forwarding and Freightos’ automated forwarder pricing. The “Uber-for-Trucks” model is growing as well with companies like Cargomatic, Convoy and Trucker Path entering the market.
Indicators portend that the freight industry is on the verge of big change facilitated by enabling technologies and driven by shippers’ expectations and demand for automated services. AMTR keeps abreast of industry changes such as these to ensure that our clients are getting the most for their transportation dollars.