GLDPartners will be participating in a Mobility Roundtable in New Mexico this coming Thursday and Friday. Our firm recently completed the New Mexico Mobility Strategy business plan recommendations for the State last year, and this forum is an important event to help guide and advance New Mexico's objectives to support the industry to flourish throughout the State. The proposed strategy included elements pertaining to policy and regulation, infrastructure, testing and development, and economic development. The Strategy focuses on autonomy and advanced clean propulsion system technologies.
In the Journal of Commerce this week, Ari Ashe wrote an article "Inland ports gaining popularity despite volume slowdown". The article makes reference to beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) using inland ports on the US East Coast, in Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia. GLDPartners is working on several strategic new inland ports.
There is little doubt that battery swapping will be a meaningful element of the EV landscape in the future. It remains to be seen what the balance between work/home charging vs. field swapping looks like in 15 or 20 years. There's a strong likelihood that swapping batteries will be a part of the EV industry structure.
Two class leaders Daimler Trucks and Waymo join-up. Daimler has gotten very serious about leading the next generation of automated long-haul trucking via their Torc Robotics acquisition last year and now this with Waymo. We've had the opportunity to work with both Daimler and Waymo over the past few years and understand this to be a very powerful combination.
Global Logistics Development Partners | GLDPartners and GLDPartners Mobility Solutions is working at the very dynamic intersection of supply chain efficiency, logistics hub development and mobility technology, and we are witnessing tremendous opportunity in the development of far more efficient and successful logistics hubs. Increasing acceptance of autonomous vehicles is opening up opportunities to sell additional mobility services, with autonomous logistics one of the big winners
GLDPartners is pleased to announce that Dennis Lombardi has joined the firm as Maritime Logistics Associate. Dennis will lead seaport projects in the GLDPartners Ports and Intermodal Practice in the US and in other markets.
The expanded structure substantially deepens Mobileye’s ability to provide a complete service to the business model that is banking on people not always owning a vehicle. As it stands today, Intel may be alone it an ability to provide a full package including: hardware, sensors, software, integration and large-scale services.
In Stockholm an announcement this week of an increased tie-up between Volvo Cars and Luminar Technologies represents an important evolution between a dynamic young technology supplier company and a fast-evolving and uniquely positioned global automotive company - where a relatively small Silicon Valley tech company is having a heavy influence on the shape of the global industry and the giant companies that represent its new face.
A recently completed analysis by Global Logistics Development Partners | GLDPartners details the potential for developing a large-scale inland port district on the US West Coast in California.
Rational thinking and the most fundamental management theory teachings will tell us that some central management or coordination is vital, therefore the role of the federal government is essential. Without question, in the coming months, through the unfortunate period of COVID-19 and over the next several years there will be an extraordinary level of attention paid to these issues. Supply chain management will be a sexy and hot topic. We need collaborative leadership - from industry and clearly from government. We can all do a lot better.