While there appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel as America slowly reopens, the impact of COVID-19 on transportation logistics is still being felt, and may be for years to come. From freight to last-mile local delivery, shippers and logistics professionals have faced unprecedented challenges over the past few months.
Recently, FreightWaves reported that national freight volume movement had nearly come to a halt toward the end of April, comparing the volume to that expected for a national holiday like Independence Day or Labor Day. In fact, a 2020 global survey by Statista showed that 73 percent of buyers and users of freight transportation and logistics services mentioned that the coronavirus pandemic had an impact on their logistics and supply chain operations.
However, despite the complications, shippers are needed to move items, heroically helping people achieve some normalcy during the crisis. The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) outlined a 10-point action plan to help industries involved in the movement of goods keep free-flowing trade afloat during the COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath.
Despite the UN’s efforts to provide a roadmap, the landscape is still changing rapidly, and shippers need information from the front lines to adapt.
To help bring real-time, real-world insights to light, Pierbridge and Inbound Logistics are hosting a Transportation Town Hall with leadership from Banyan Technology and ConnectShip joining in. The event will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 1 pm EDT.
- Overall impact of COVID-19 on transport modes and cost
- Shift of workforce to home and social distancing
- Impact on same-day local carrier delivery
- Impact on retail
- Carrier mobilization
Register today for “Transportation Town Hall: Shippers and Technology Leaders Share Insights Into How COVID-19 is Impacting the Shipping and Delivery Industry.” Each registrant will receive a short survey that will allow them to contribute their views to the Town Hall discussion and receive a free survey report after the session.