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Postal Hub podcast

Oct 18, 2022

Roel Gevaers PhD, Professor in Last Mile Logistics and Supply Chain, University of Antwerp, joins me to discuss the trend of global shipping companies investing in e-commerce delivery:

  • Cashed-up shipping companies investing in last mile delivery and e-commerce fulfilment
  • European-based container shipping companies such as Maersk, MSC, and CMA CGM making e-commerce fulfilment and delivery acquisitions
  • Are they going head-to-head with integrators such as DHL or even Amazon?
  • Vertical integration from the port to the customer doorstep
  • Should last mile operators be concerned by these acquisitions?
  • Integration the full chain, creating a one-stop shop
  • Offering a sustainable solution via maritime transport
  • Lessons from the pharmaceutical sector in shipping and last mile delivery
  • Amazon’s vertical integration journey
  • Comparisons between Amazon and Chinese players such as Alibaba
  • Larger e-commerce shipments, such as furniture and other two-person delivery items
  • Rail’s disadvantages compared with maritime shipping
  • The importance of data
  • China Post moving from air transport to maritime transport with COSCO