The transportation and logistics sector has been undergoing a major transition, due in part to the e-commerce boom triggered by the pandemic. New ways of managing inventories and logistics have become crucial factors in fast, reliable last mile delivery.
A new understanding of the risks involved in extended or inflexible supply chains has brought interest from buyers who see port and marine assets as the key to control and capacity, and stock shortages have created a focus on warehouse and fulfilment.
The ongoing effects of Brexit have called transport sector strategic choices into question, with sustainable and circular business operations in focus given the shift from global to more locally-produced goods. Attracting and retaining staff remains a challenge.
The rush to upgrade and digitise supply chains has galvanised investors, with keen interest in inhouse shipping solutions and freight management tools. p>