GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)


LONDON, Jan 16 (FAM) – Digitalization has begun disrupting European road freight and will evolve rapidly, changing the market forever, according to the former CEO of DHL Global Forwarding and Freight.

Roger Crook, who left his role leading the world’s biggest forwarding business last year and is now one of the investors in start-up Convargo, which aims to bypass other intermediaries and connect shippers directly with transporters, depicts the €300 billion road freight market in Europe as “often inefficient” as well as “highly fragmented and competitive with tens of thousands of trucking companies in thousands of customer relationships”.