Why collaborative logistics has a key role to play in the emergence of the physical internet

Imagine if you could move physical cargo across continents as effectively and smoothly as a computer moves data.  This is the groundbreaking concept of the physical internet and a philosophy that logisticians and academics hope to integrate into real-world freight supply chains by 2050. And many believe that innovative freight exchange platforms, schooled in maximising […]

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Why we should not fear AI and how it can change the freight landscape

Marc Clifton tells James Gordon how freight exchange platforms can flourish using AI If a costly Brexit divorce wasn’t bad enough, British politicians and its captains of industry are busy wrestling with some of the poorest productivity levels in the G7. In an attempt to address the UK workforce’s poor levels of efficiency, last month [...]
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How freight exchange platforms can help commercial fleets ease the burden of taxes

By James Gordon, Editor It was once the centre-piece of the UK government emissions strategy, but now, following the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal, the diesel-engine vehicle, used to power the vast virtual fleets of freight exchange platforms, has become something of a pariah in environmental policy circles. Since the so-called ‘Dieselgate’ affair emerged in September 2015, [...]
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Why collaboration must be at the heart of every small business’s operating model

By James Gordon, Editor After months of meticulous planning the government’s T-charge has finally come into force. For the many thousands of commercial freelance owner operators, belonging to freight exchange platforms, the toxin tax, a £10 charge levied on all pre-Euro 4/IV diesel and petrol vehicles which enter London’s congestion zone, could have a crippling […]

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The rise of digital platforms – what are they and do they really matter?

By Lyall Cresswell, founder and CEO of Transport Exchange Group You’ve probably been reading about ‘platforms’ – writers and journalists across every type of media are using the term to describe anything and everything. From Facebook and Instagram to any business model which claims to be a ‘platform’ for something that’s vaguely interesting and topical, the […]

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