2018 in Review (Part 2)

2018 in Review (Part 2)

Dean Maciuba and Marek Różycki from Last Mile Experts join me to review some of the major trends in 2018. We cover:

  • Out-of-home delivery – including parcel lockers (2:05)
  • What is driving out-of-home delivery options (3:15)
  • PUDO networks (4:00)
  • How home ownership and lifestyle choices influence residential delivery (4:55)
  • What the two major US parcel carriers are doing in parcel lockers and PUDO points (5:48)
  • Price incentive to recipients to accept out-of-home delivery (8:35)
  • Deutsche Post DHL’s delivery and PUDO network in Germany (10:33)
  • Estonian out-of-home delivery market (11:55)
  • Is the “gig economy” delivery model doomed? (13:00)
  • VC-backed delivery start-ups (14:57)

Cathy Morrow Roberson, founder and lead analyst at Logistics Trends & Insights, discusses the big trends in air freight in 2018, including:

  • Strength of global air freight in 2018 (19:55)
  • Cross-border partnerships, including China Post and Lufthansa (21:00)
  • Trends in pricing, including fuel surcharges (21:32)
  • FedEx and UPS’s air fleets (22:05)
  • How retail is driving demand for air freight (23:05)
  • Tariffs on Chinese imports and what that means for cross-border logistics (24:45)

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About The Author

Ian Kerr

Ian Kerr is the founder and host of the Postal Hub Podcast. He has presented at many prominent postal and delivery events, and has contributed articles to Post&Parcel, the Mail & Express Review as well as chapters in Reinventing the post (2013) and Exploring New Frontiers: Reshaping the postal industry (2018).

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