UNCTAD’s article, although specifically addressing the maritime industry, has clear parallels to ground freight transportation in North America. As the freight marketplace embraces digitization, siloed thinking and mindsets need to transition to collaboration and transparency to solve the known and emerging issues in the marketplace. Fragmentation is a clear obstacle. DFM Data Corp. has developed a collaborative member-governed framework and platform to begin that necessary work.
Quotes from Article:
“Ensuring future competitiveness of the maritime industry in post-pandemic times will require making it more efficient, predictable, sustainable, and resilient. This implies a change in the recipe for capital creation of involved actors and a change in mindset to overcome industry existing legacy systems and silo-thinking. Enhanced collaboration and innovation are crucial to achieve this.”