A Slow Merge for Truck Automation

A Slow Merge for Truck Automation

It seems almost inevitable that automated trucks will be introduced to our roads at some point, but it will not happen in a single step and it will take time. The attractions are substantial. In some future end-state, driverless trucks will remove the cost of the human operator from the cab and allow the equipmentRead More

De-Risking Oil Tanker Investment Decisions

De-Risking Oil Tanker Investment Decisions

Crude oil and its derivative products currently meet the world’s primary energy needs, and are commonly transported around the globe by tanker vessels. Investing in tankers is an extremely risky business owing to the volatile nature of the oil market and the high capital cost involved. An alternative to owning tanker ships is to charterRead More

ZLC Report Paves the Way for Faster Freight in Black Sea Region

ZLC Report Paves the Way for Faster Freight in Black Sea Region

Strategically located at the crossroads of three continents, the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) region is a critical link in many international supply chains. A study by the Zaragoza Logistics Center shows that companies can capture substantial savings and service improvements by adopting the TIR Carnet system when shipping freight intermodally across BSEC countries. TwelveRead More

Joseph the Logistician: A Biblical Tale of Our Time

Joseph the Logistician: A Biblical Tale of Our Time

Possibly the most brilliant logistician of the biblical age, Joseph, can teach us a lot about the importance of logistics today. Joseph’s exceptional forecasting and planning abilities put him on a fast track to promotions. He ascended rapidly from the role of prisoner/superintendent in an Egyptian jail, to Pharaoh’s Chief Logistics Officer with “Prince” inRead More

Turning Digital Disruption Into a Building Block for Change

Turning Digital Disruption Into a Building Block for Change

Digital disruption can represent a major threat to a company – or a golden opportunity to rebuild the enterprise. At MIT CTL’s Crossroads 2017 conference on April 4, 2017, Dr. Jeanne Ross, Director and Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School’s Center for Information and Systems Research, described how some companies are taking theRead More