Editorial Features 2022
Voice of the Independent is published monthly, with each edition containing a comprehensive editorial feature. Each feature will look at a particular industry subject in detail and include local knowledge with specialist forwarders.
Brexit: One year on from Brexit, who are the winners and losers? How have forwarders adapted their products and processes to manage new requirements? What are the rule changes coming in in 2022?
Sourcing & supply chain trends: The pandemic has led to moves towards more near-sourcing, while manufacturing has seen shifts in production from countries affected by lockdowns. Is near-shoring really taking off? Are shifts in production temporary?
eCommerce logistics: How has the pandemic changed eCommerce, and is the business still growing fast? Where are the strongest growth areas, and how can forwarders support the growth in B2B eCommerce?
Project Logistics: Has the new focus on sustainability led to fewer oil & gas projects? Are there renewable projects coming onstream? Which regions and industries are seeing growth?
Time critical logistics: The just-in-time model has seen some shifts towards the just-in-case model. How has the pandemic changed time-critical services; what has been challenging and do specialist forwarders see new trends?
Logistics infrastructure: 2021 saw major congestion at ports around the world; shortages of labour and equipment; and lack of capacity in the system. What lessons have been learned? What measures aimed at relieving congestion have worked?
Perishables: Cash-rich shipping lines are looking at investing more in products, while the 3PL have acquired specialist perishable forwarders. How has the market changed; and how is the market affected by freight rates?
Sustainability: Climate protection is more important than ever. What can forwarders do to cut their own carbon footprints, and help their customers reduce theirs too? What technologies are available to help improve carbon emissions?
Air charter: Many large companies have now set up long-term charter deals with airlines. But how is the one-off charter business? How can SME forwarders secure capacity? How has pricing been affected?
Training & Recruitment: Labour shortages were a theme of 2020, and the pandemic drove demand for logistics staff. What can companies do to retain staff; how can training boost the industry’s workforce; and how can companies ensure a diversity of talent?
Pharmaceutical logistics: From vaccines to clinical trials, pharmaceutical logistics requires precision, collaboration and consistency. Have processes improved? What remains challenging? Is there sufficient expertise and training?
Technology and digitisation: Are paper waybills and bills of lading now a thing of the past? How have independent forwarders managed to digitise their business, and what are the key steps to take next to digitise for the future?
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