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Transport & Logistics mode

IRU bets on a 40% driver shortage in 2019

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) is predicting a worsening of the shortage of drivers in Europe in 2019: 40% of job offers are unlikely to be filled, compared with 21% in 2018. Attracting female drivers and younger talent appear as key factors to cope with the current situation.

Apr 30, 2019 4:12:18 PM

Transport & Logistics mode

Incoterms ICC 2020: a decisive step in a new geopolitical framework

The decade per decade revision process of Incoterms allows a broad consultation process towards a new consensus. This approach is a good way to identify the evolutions in trading habits, and to reach pragmatic decisions that make the work of international contracting parties easier. 

Apr 29, 2019 4:13:33 PM


The price of transport is marking time on the French market

Road haulage prices have taken a slight downward turn during the first quarter of 2019 according to Upply’s data. On a year-on-year basis the progression has been positive but the downturn in the manufacturing sector, especially in Germany, seems to have had a real impact.

Apr 25, 2019 3:14:39 PM

Transport & Logistics mode

Savannah / Shanghai: USD 1,800 per HC port to port

This week lets focus on an export US lane, highlighting the buoyant activity from the Port of Savannah. It is the 4th largest containerized Port in the country after Los Angeles, Long Beach and New York.

Apr 24, 2019 5:31:14 PM

Transport & Logistics mode

Amending The 2020 Incoterms: The D Category

After the examination of the Incoterms - E category, F category and C category -, find our expert's analysis of the last category of Incoterms, the "D Category":

Apr 23, 2019 2:47:38 PM

Technology & Data

ELD mandate in the US: the impact to supply chains on year later

Now that the ELD (Electronic Logging Device) mandate has been in place for a full year and changed the way trucking is regulated in the U.S., it’s important to examine and realize the impacts to supply chains.  

Apr 18, 2019 5:14:43 PM

Transport & Logistics mode

Shanghai / Sydney: freight rates are slightly under pressure

Captain Upply explores this week a « far-far away route » at least from European decision makers’ perspective: Shanghai-Sydney. The median price is currently slightly below the average of the last 24 months.

Apr 17, 2019 2:27:10 PM

Transport & Logistics mode

Amending The 2020 Incoterms: The C Category

We are continuing the analysis of Incoterms and their possible revision in 2020. This week, our expert shares his insight concerning Incoterms in C: 

Apr 12, 2019 4:50:13 PM

Transport & Logistics mode

Shanghai / Paris Lane: A comparative view on cost per pallet

Captain Upply innovates from his traditional “Lane of the week” and provides a cost per pallet according to the transportation mode comparison. A tariff to be viewed of course in parallel with the different transit times on this very typical axis of the "Silk Road".

Apr 11, 2019 10:13:37 AM

Transport & Logistics mode

Mobility Package: New social framework for road transport in the European Union

The European Parliament adopted its position on new road transportation rules on April 4, 2019. This Mobility Package now needs to be finalized between the Council, the Commission and the Parliament. It will have a strong impact on road transportation from an economic, social and even environmental point of view. 

Apr 10, 2019 6:12:12 PM

Transport & Logistics mode

Amending the 2020 Incoterms: the F category

After having laid down the general framework for the Incoterms 2020 amending, then having analyzed the E category, we continue our series with the F category.

Apr 5, 2019 4:33:32 PM

Transport & Logistics mode

Captain Upply lane of week 14: Shanghai - Dubai

Our Upply benchmark is noticing a sharp increase on the shipping lane Shanghai / Dubai. How can we explain this trend? Captain Upply enlightens you. 

Apr 3, 2019 5:06:30 PM

Transport & Logistics mode

Truck parking lots: rethinking security in Europe

The European Union (EU) is launching a new working group on truck parking safety in Europe. This group of supply chain experts will be working on a common system to help book locations with digital.

Apr 2, 2019 3:06:58 PM