One of the 3 sectors that will experience the biggest digital transformation in the next 5 years in the world is “logistics”. The trade cycle cannot be completed without logistics. The purchased goods must be delivered to the customer without any problems. Trade equals logistics.
Along with logistics, health and education stand out as other prominent sectors.
E-commerce is spreading rapidly in the world. The Pandemic conditions we are living in, the widespread use of mobile phones and the internet have further increased the spread of e-commerce. In China, which has not lost its leadership in e-commerce, the rate of e-commerce in total trade is running up to 40%. USA and Europe reached 14%. In Turkey, it approaches 8%.
Commerce is rapidly becoming digital. Stores are turning into virtual stores. Although commerce becomes digital, the fact that the purchased goods are delivered to the customer stands before us as an unchanging metaphor. This is where logistics differentiates it from others. The goods produced in the factory must be physically delivered to the customer’s door.
Faced with the biggest epidemic threat of the century, the world, on the one hand, is trying to bring the pandemic under control with the vaccine and treatment methods developed for Covid-19, to turn life back to what we are used to, on the other hand, it is trying to find solutions to this situation that deeply affects all socio-economic life. .
As we enter the last month of 2020, the contraction in the world economy is heading towards 10%. The pandemic has revealed how critical the healthy functioning of the logistics industry is for the maintenance of other components of life.
If trucks work in a country, there is life in that country.
HEALTH PERSONNEL AND LOGISTICS ARE PRIORITY TO APPLICATION OF THE VACCINE
Distribution of vaccines developed by BioNTech company in the USA and Europe will start this month. Maintaining the cold chain at -70 degrees Celsius at all stages from production to storage and distribution of vaccines will become one of the most important logistical problems.
It was noteworthy that, besides health personnel, logisticians and truck drivers are among the groups that will be given priority in the implementation of the first batch of vaccines in the USA. The actors of the logistics ecosystem play a critical role not only for the transportation of the vaccine, but also for the maintenance of daily life. If we can manage our business from our homes and continue our children’s education somehow, it is because our needs can come to our door.
LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS RESHAPE THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY
Logistics technology startups, which are empowered by technologies such as artificial intelligence and augmented intelligence, and whose accessibility with smartphones knows no bounds, are becoming widespread. The number of people who managed to become unicorns exceeded 15. Manbang, which has made 10 million truckers and 5 million loaders a part of its platform in China, increased its valuation to over 12 billion dollars with an investment of 1.7 billion dollars last week.
Convoy, Project44, Uber Freight, Next Trucking, Coyote, FourKites, Flexport, CargoX in South America, Senner, Forto, OnTruck, Shippeo in Europe, Rivigo, Blackbuck, Delhivery, Lori System in Africa and Kobo360, while in Turkey TIRPORT and ParkPalet stand out.
CREATE@ALIBABA FINALIST TIRPORT AIMS TO MANAGE 30 THOUSAND TRUCK FTL TRANSPORT PER DAY IN 3 YEARS
Create@Alibaba is the world’s largest startup competition in terms of participants. Nearly 7,000 Startups from over 100 countries and 17 different regions are entitled to participate in the semi-finals in China after competing first in their country and then in their region. From here, he is struggling to get a ticket to the finals.
TIRPORT, which won the right to participate in the world finals in Hangzhou by passing different regional and qualifying tours in this giant organization held every 2 years, had its name written in the finals in November 2018 as one of the 20 Startups That Will Become Unicorns.
It has been 2 years since then. TIRPORT continued to grow. It now operates in 5 different languages and 7 countries. It is listed among the top 5 technologies in the World and Europe in the Logistics Services and Technologies category in the Global Technology Index Crunchbase.
With its technologies, TIRPOPT gives the logistics companies the power to manage their operations end-to-end from all digital platforms (iOS/Android/iPAD/Web) with dashboards, on the other hand; brings together cargo owners and reliable truckers in real-time, location-based application in TIRPORT LoadCEPte.
With its enhanced intelligence supported mobile technologies, it can manage an operation as big as the largest logistics company in Turkey with 45 people. More than 55 thousand individual truckers work with more than 300 freight and logistics companies. TIRPORT, which manages an average of 2,500-3,000 truck transports per day, aims to host more than 8 thousand transports per day by the end of 2021.
While TIRPORT provides logistics companies with the opportunity to eliminate their idle capacities with the smart technologies it uses, it also gives individual truckers the power to organize return loads while they are still on the road in Turkey, where 95% of the trucks on the roads belong to individuals.