Resilience in transport and logistics

McKinsey

The transportation-and-logistics sector is especially susceptible to economic shocks. Here’s how to prepare your operations for a smoother ride. Insights on Operations

What makes transportation smart?

McKinsey

But does that mean transportation is smart? On-demand mobility, ridesharing, and electric vehicles are becoming commonplace. Three experts respond. Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

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Four futures for the container transport industry

McKinsey

McKinsey and TT Club imagine four possible futures for container transport. Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsDoes disruption loom for the industry that underpins global trade?

Building smart transport in Moscow

McKinsey

Moscow addressed its road and public transit congestion problems and developed one of the world’s smartest and most-used public transportation systems. Here’s how. Our Insights

The department of transportation of the future

McKinsey

Transportation will be dramatically different in ten years. To adapt, public entities and stakeholders must act today. Our Insights

Getting Ahead of the Megatrends in Transportation and Logistics

BCG

This is an excerpt from Transportation and Logistics in a Changing World: The Journey Back to Profitable Growth (BCG report, October 2016). In the coming years, the transportation and logistics (T&L) industry will most likely be significantly altered by several megatrends that are reshaping the business environment. Article Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

‘A physical version of the Internet’: How Hyperloop could be the broadband of transportation

McKinsey

Proponents of the high-speed technology envision an end-to-end revolution in transportation. Our Insights

Redesigning the public transportation experience: London’s contactless card system

McKinsey

The journey to a ticket-free transit system—and the path ahead. Our Insights

The year of future transportation: An interview with Seoul Mayor Park Wonsoon

McKinsey

As Seoul’s mayor seeks to bring transportation improvements to the city, he must carefully consider how to implement sustainable infrastructure and new technologies to best meet citizens’ needs. Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

Disrupting transportation: We need to think bigger than cars

McKinsey

Connectivity could dramatically change the commute of the future. Our Insights

Advanced analytics can drive the next wave of growth for transportation and logistics companies

McKinsey

Even without perfect data, T&L companies can generate sales growth through analytics-based insights. Here’s how it’s done. Marketing & Sales Insights

Building self-sustaining public transport: An interview with William Sabandar, president director of MRT Jakarta

McKinsey

Jakarta’s flagship rapid-transit project has proven successful within its first year. MRT’s director envisions a total of 230 kilometers of railway alleviating some of the world’s worst congestion. Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

Electric road systems: The future of freight transport

McKinsey

How electrification is helping Sweden meet its environmental sustainability goals. Our Insights

Reopening cities after COVID-19

McKinsey

The experience of cities suggests that successful reopening requires a conservative, staged approach, beginning at virus levels near zero—coupled with many safety measures for public transport. Insights on Travel, Logistics & Transport Infrastructure

Ready for check-in? Lessons from the German travel recovery

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Logistics & Transport InfrastructureA new report provides insights on how the travel industry can cope with shifts in demand patterns due to COVID-19.

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Transportation and Logistics in a Changing World: The Journey Back to Profitable Growth

BCG

Are these good times or bad times for the transportation and logistics (T&L) industry? Report Tuesday, October 18, 2016. The industry has grown significantly since the turn of the millennium, and most segments emerged from the 2008 financial crisis with strong growth prospects. Despite sound revenue growth, however, only a few T&L companies have managed to enjoy higher profits.

Cass Truck Transportation Index in Freefall

MishTalk

The Cass Truckload Linehaul Index is down for the third consecutive month. It’s a measure of market fluctuations in per-mile truckload … Continue reading → Economics

Technology Is Changing Transportation, and Cities Should Adapt

Harvard Business

Research has shown , for example, that the more people use shared private transportation like ride-hailing apps, the more likely they are to also use public transit. This approach has merit, given how difficult it is to predict the behaviors of traditional transport businesses, advanced mobility services, and city residents. Cities can also explore opportunities to improve transportation access and ensure that all of their inhabitants benefit from advances in mobility.

What can other countries learn from China’s travel recovery path?

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Logistics & Transport InfrastructureIn May, we asked how much the world could learn from China’s postpandemic travel recovery. Now, we explore where lessons from the latest data from China may be relevant for other countries.

Reimagining the $9 trillion tourism economy—what will it take?

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Logistics & Transport InfrastructureAs national borders consider reopening, a partnership between governments and the tourism industry will be essential.

COVID-19 tourism spend recovery in numbers

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Logistics & Transport InfrastructureGlobal tourism has been one of the most affected sectors during the COVID-19 crisis. Our tourism recovery model forecasts a cumulative drop of $3 trillion to $8 trillion before tourism expenditure returns to pre-COVID-19 levels.

Make it better, not just safer: The opportunity to reinvent travel

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Logistics & Transport InfrastructureDo you remember your first flight? The first time you fell in love with a new city? We do.

For corporate travel, a long recovery ahead

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Logistics & Transport InfrastructureBusiness travel is critical to many travel providers but will take a long time to return to previous levels after the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what the players that depend on it need to know.

Travel 101

Future Disruptions in Transportation--2014 and Beyond

Strategy+Business

How same-day delivery, 3D printing, and autonomous vehicles will affect the sector

The travel industry turned upside down: Insights, analysis, and actions for travel executives

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Logistics & Transport InfrastructureFor many players in the travel industry, navigating the COVID-19 pandemic has been like sailing into a hurricane. Six months in, many are trying to right themselves—realizing that their navigational charts are no longer adequate.

Hospitality and COVID-19: How long until ‘no vacancy’ for US hotels?

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & InfrastructureNew research indicates an extended and variable return for one of the hardest-hit industries.

The Impact of Reduced Oil Prices on the Transportation Sector

Strategy+Business

Lower energy costs may bring about a better customer experience for the long-suffering flying public

Hospitality and COVID-19: How long until ‘no vacancy’ for US hotels?

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Logistics & Transport InfrastructureNew research indicates an extended and variable return for one of the hardest-hit industries.

The future of air travel

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsAirlines and passengers alike are flying into a world of flygskam and flying taxis.

How to transport your ties safely – for a few pennies.

Killer Consultant

Some small things just make life easier when travelling. Pretty near the top comes one of the cheapest accessories: Small resealable plastic bags. In Europe, we have been forced to put all liquids in plastic bags of 1 litre capacity for some years now. It turns out, those bags come in handy for many purposes. One I want to share with you today: Keeping an unused tie clean and wrinkle-free!

US freight after COVID-19: A bumpy road to the next normal

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Logistics & Transport InfrastructureOur new research foresees a difficult recovery of up to four years, with some pockets of growth. Freight and logistics companies will need to adapt.

Startup funding in logistics

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsA new report looks at the impact of new money in an old industry—and what it means for incumbents, startups, and investors.

Coronavirus: Airlines brace for severe turbulence

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsCOVID-19 has brought travel to a sudden halt. Airlines need strategies for navigating the crisis and returning to the skies.

Miles ahead: How to improve airline customer-loyalty programs

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsWithout a new approach, airline loyalty programs risk alienating many customers.

Last-mile package delivery in 2030

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsFour McKinsey partners talk drones and disruptions.