International Logistics

Brad Jacobs Keynote TPM 2017

The e-commerce boom helped balance 2016's weakened intermodal market, said XPO Logistics Chairman and CEO Brad Jacobs. In this interview, the TPM 2017 Keynote Speaker summarizes the main points of his presentation -- importance of technology and globalization of trade -- and integration future for XPO.


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It's not so much disruptive technology that we need to consider, it's the points of tech evolution that will change customer expectations, said Panalpina's Senior Vice President Joshua Bowen.


Allcargo said despite stagnant demand, its core “multimodal transport operations” arm increased volumes.

Growth in US containerized exports continues, but slows, despite uncertainties over the direction of US trade policy, a strong dollar, and growing competition.

US and Mexican authorities have closed down the largest US-Mexico truck crossing point.

Nippon Express wants to capitalize on the growing demand for such services.

As a brokerage, Uber Freight wants drivers with trucks, not trucks without drivers.

Rapid growth in intra-Asia container volume unable to get rates up, which Drewry suggests may be a result of larger vessels being deployed on the trade.

JD.com drones operating in China's Shaanxi Province will be able to transport shipments of up to one ton across the retailer's inter-provincial network.

The changes hitting the retail sector as a result of e-commerce are happening so quickly and so intensely that it’s possible that regular mainstays of the Top 100 Importers list could fall off the rankings, or fall apart entirely.