Will VoloCity transform urban transportation?

McKinsey & Company

Electric air taxis such as VoloCity, made by Germany’s Volocopter, are poised to revolutionize not just city travel but also the global mobility industry, says CEO Florian Reuter. Aerospace & Defense Insights Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Aerospace Disruptive Technology Innovation

Built to last: Making sustainability a priority in transport infrastructure

McKinsey & Company

What will it take to move the transport infrastructure industry toward carbon zero? Every year, trillions of dollars are invested in the infrastructure that helps us—and our goods—get around. Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Sustainability

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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

Investing in the next generation of transportation infrastructure

McKinsey & Company

Two CEOs—one leading a global investment fund and the other heading one of the world’s largest transit agencies—discuss the once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in the infrastructure industry. Voices Operations

Building a transport system that works: Five insights from our 25-city report

McKinsey & Company

We benchmarked urban-transport systems in 25 cities around the globe to find out what goes into the making of a smooth commute. Insights on Operations Operations

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

Tapping into the future of transport with the hyperloop

McKinsey & Company

In this video, Virgin Hyperloop CEO and cofounder Josh Giegel outlines his vision for mass adoption by the end of the decade. Insights on Operations Operations

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

Urban commercial transport and the future of mobility

McKinsey

Commercial traffic clogs city streets, contributes to pollution, and drives up the cost of doing business. But there are many ways to do better. 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

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.

Why the automotive future is electric

McKinsey & Company

Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive components & suppliers Travel & TransportationMainstream EVs will transform the automotive industry and help decarbonize the planet.

Disrupting transportation: We need to think bigger than cars

McKinsey

Connectivity could dramatically change the commute of the future. 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

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

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

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.

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

Electric road systems: The future of freight transport

McKinsey

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

‘Speeding up everyday travel’: Lilium prepares for takeoff

McKinsey & Company

Aerospace & Defense Insights Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Transport manufacturing Aerospace SustainabilityDaniel Wiegand, CEO of air-mobility company Lilium, believes that electric passenger aircraft will be commonplace by 2030.

How air travel is evolving postpandemic

McKinsey & Company

Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Travel & TransportationThe COVID-19 pandemic decimated airlines in 2020, yet there are reasons for optimism as the industry looks to recovery.

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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!

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

Scaling sustainable aviation fuel today for clean skies tomorrow

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Logistics & Transport InfrastructureThe move to sustainable aviation is now an imperative.

Mobility’s rebound: An industry recovers, but where is it heading?

McKinsey & Company

Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive Transport manufacturingAlthough the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, mobility has returned to precrisis levels. But the industry faces changes in consumer preferences, technology, and regulation.

Durable Goods Orders Decline 2%, Led by Transportation; QE Bounce Effect is Over; Recession on the Way?

MishTalk

Transportation equipment, specifically aircraft orders, are once again skewing durable goods orders which fell 2.0 Excluding transportation, durable goods were unchanged which is slightly lower than expected. Looking at transportation equipment, both aircraft and motor vehicles were weak. Shipments and Orders Current vs. Prior The transportation decline was expected. The decline ex-transportation was not expected.

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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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.

Travel 114

The future of air travel

McKinsey

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

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Munich Lockdown In Shooting Rampage, Public Transportation Suspended

MishTalk

A shooting rampage is underway in Munich. This is an update to Shooting Spree in Munich Mall and Marienplatz Metro … Continue reading → Economics

Future Disruptions in Transportation--2014 and Beyond

Strategy+Business

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

A fresh approach to logistics forecasting in 2021

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Logistics & Transport InfrastructureNinety-one percent of surveyed executives acknowledge that forecasting in 2021 needs to look different. We outline one potential approach.

Will airline hubs recover from COVID-19?

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Logistics & Transport InfrastructureConnecting traffic has been particularly hard hit by COVID-19. We believe the hub model will remain relevant postcrisis, but airlines will need to update their operations and network strategies.

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.

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.

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

Last-mile package delivery in 2030

McKinsey

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