Trends on the Radar

Trends on the Radar

In the fourth edition of its Logistics Trend Radar, DHL has revealed 28 key trends which it believes could impact the logistics industry in the next five to ten years.

In a statement sent to Post&Parcel today (26 June), Matthias Heutger, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Innovation & Commercial Development at DHL, said: “Our Logistics Trend Radar acts as a roadmap for innovation, helping to structure and catalyze further industry-leading research and projects together with our customers and partners. In this edition, we focus strongly on the digital revolution happening in the industry and its impact across four key elements defining the future of logistics: customer-centricity, sustainability, technology and people.”

Customer centricity, sustainability, green energy logistics, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and blockchain feature among the key trends and developments discussed in the report.

Transformative innovation projects from DHL are also highlighted in the report such as DHL’s development of electric cargo bikes for urban logistics, testing of smart locks that enable in-home delivery, and the use of artificial intelligence to predict global trade.

The full DHL Logistics Trend Radar 2018/19, including information on deep dives and projects, is available for free download at



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