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Logistics models explained: 1PL through 5PL

Are you looking for the best logistics model for your company? Unfortunately there is no easy answer to this question. In this article, we will explain the differences between the five common models from 1PL through 5PL – and which…
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Tender season in times of uncertainty

Rising diesel prices, driver shortages, blocked trade lanes – shippers are currently facing a variety of challenges. In this article, they will learn how they can turn the tender season to their advantage even in times of uncertainty – and…
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Green logistics – That’s the sustainability strategy at InstaFreight

Every year, around 200 million tons of CO2 are emitted by trucks in Europe. To neutralize these emissions, 4 billion trees would be needed – roughly a forest the size of Germany. In light of these figures, the call for…
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Behind the scenes: Tender Management at InstaFreight

Tender Management is an important part of our business which we take a lot of pride in. In this interview our Senior Tender Manager Paul gives an inside scoop of his department and tells us more about Tender Management at…
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Logistics-Basics: Reverse logistics – The counterpart of freight forwarding

The traditional supply process of a product ends with the purchase and receipt of it by an end customer. However, in the e-commerce era of companies like Amazon or Zalando, this is not the final part: Zalando delivers 208 orders…
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Logistics Trends 2020 – current developments in the industry that can be expected

We asked our employees what they think will be the Top 5 Logistics Trends for the upcoming year 2020. Here is what they said: Logistics Trend #1: Digitization Currently digital business models and digital platforms are not only more present…
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Urban Logistics – Traffic concepts in urban areas need improvements

Slow-moving traffic, long traffic jams and congested city centres: The inner-city traffic volume in major cities continues to grow. This not only leads to challenges for the logistics industry, for example in terms of delivery delays, but also causes more…
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End-to-end transparency in logistics

Despite technological progress, there is still a serious lack of transparency in the logistics sector. A digital supply chain is the basic requirement for transparency on the market and for the establishment of logistics 4.0. Tracking technologies have made their…
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Digitalization – The change of the logistics trade

“The latest time to enter digitization is now.” This is the conclusion of a study by Prof. Wolfgang Kersten on the digitization of logistics.   Innovations are essential for every industry. In order to remain competitive, companies need to utilize…
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The importance of free trade for logistics

In a referendum on 23 June 2016, the British voted in favour of Brexit with a narrow majority of 51.9 percent. If the UK wants to benefit from the EU’s internal market in the future, various free trade agreements need…
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