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A brief guide to freight marketplaces – V2.0

Following the nobel prize win for economics for Paul Migrom and Robert B. Wilson for their work in auction theory, it was time to update our guide to freight marketplaces. One of the key trends for the future of our industry, that we see, remains „omnichannel“. Whereas our industry used to sell and buy mainly [...]

Key things that matter now!

Facing the largest challenge of our time, as COVID-19 keeps spreading across the world and containment measures take a significant toll on consumer confidence, resulting in a demand drop across all key economies, we have summarised 5 key things that matter now! About OceanX OceanX is a non – exclusive global network of leading ocean [...]

OceanX 2020 Outlook

Following a turbulent year 2019, what can we expect for the new year to bring at the dawn of this new decade? Several members have asked us for a summary of market views for 2020 and our own projections for the new year, this is what we have attempted to provide with below. Global economic [...]

“High Touch” Service – Forwarding in the digital age

During a case study on Differentiation vs. Commoditisation, that we did with Tri-Continent Master students at Tongji SEM earlier this year, one of the groups brought the expression of „High Touch Service“ into the shipping space. (Thanks to Nainika Sudheendra, Elisabet Vásquez, Nelli Wipp, Haden Wesley and Tianhua Yuan for that) Having spent quite some [...]

A brief guide to freight marketplaces

One of the key trends for the future of our industry, that we see, remains „omnichannel“. Whereas our industry used to sell and buy mainly through local and often relationship based sales channels, digitalisation does open new opportunities.  Our guidance for members remains the same: while direct sales and a relationship with the ultimate customer, [...]