A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
As another year rolls around we are surrounded by the hype of what the New Year will bring us. The truth is every year we are in a transitional period to something major. To what exactly? Well, we have to wait and see as the year progresses. 2019 could be the year where we could be ‘One Step Further’ from doing something spectacular.
In the lieu of that, this edition’s main cover story is a company who is doing just that. Logipoint, who play a key role in providing high quality integrated logistics solutions, shows why they are the global strategic convergence point for their customers. It has been pioneering logistics solutions in Saudi Arabia for over 20 years and has since established the first and the largest Bonded and Re-export Zone which is spread over one million sqm.
One trend you will notice in this edition is the importance of investing in new IT infrastructure, digital platforms and new technologies to combat any shortcoming that the industry might face. For example, the global market for warehousing and logistics robotics reached nearly $2 billion in 2016 and is projected to exceed $22 billion by the end of 2021. The sharp rise will only encourage more automation.
This is applicable in most fields of logistics as we learn from companies like Premier Logistics, Shipwaves, and Gulftainer about the benefits of investing properly in new technologies and their plans to grow in 2019 and beyond.