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  • Writer's pictureJuan Arango

What will be the logistics trends for 2022?

At Roldán Logistics we analyze the logistics trends that will influence the sector in 2022. Understanding them helps us to take actions to adapt our total solutions in logistics to changing contexts that generate constant challenges and challenges.


The growth of ecommerce requires solutions that facilitate logistics processes, in this case labeling; because a package without a label hinders the entire process of shipping and delivery of merchandise, multiply by millions of packages that move from e-commerce. Technological solutions focus on offering better printers and scanners for label reading by offering real-time information in the warehouse, the distribution process and finally in delivery.


The concept associated with this trend is that of Consumer Centric,which relies on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve the autonomy of robots in navigation and location in the space within the warehouse. Logistics AI solves end-to-end optimization problems in robot programming, inventory management, and order fulfillment contributes to levels of response and logistics efficiency.

Data storage and analysis seeks to continuously improve the capabilities of robots and systems through machine learning. Robots for futuristic warehouses According to the latest IFR report, sales of service robots and warehouse logistics increased by 32% in 2020. The commercial strategies of companies have changed, triggering agreatchallengeto thelog.

The future is to gain space in warehouses. Companies challenge the future with innovative systems. Under the concept"goods-to-person", its objective is to make the supply chain more reactive and efficient and ensure maximum productivity.


The latest trend includes from the deployment of drones for the delivery of packages at home to the management of inventories automatically and the control of stock stored on vertical pallets.

An example of this trend is the technological development of a German startup, with drones that have sensors for the quick and simple acquisition of data that is done through an autonomous robot that accompanies them from the ground and thatfacilitates a precise and automated location of the entire warehouse.

Drones that also make it possible to scan or make a reading of all those labels of those packages that are in spaces of little accessibility.

Implementing this technology offers cost reduction, better data quality and time savings, key elements for the logistics and business sector.

The drones are supporting logistical operations.


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Maritime transport is essential for foreign trade.

During the year 2020 and 2021 this has been one of the critical issues for the commercial fujo of the world, because according to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) 90% of global trade occurs by sea, a means of transport responsible for transporting about 11,000 million tons each year.

This strong dependence on maritime transport generated stress in supply chains evidencing the differences in international trade between different regions of the world,causing the prices of cargo containers to skyrocket and increase up to 10 times.

The most important challenge for the coming year will be to have the ability to adjust capacity to marketdemand. Toadapt to changes in demand will be of utmost importance for 2022, this makes understanding technological trends key to make investments that respond to market demands.

Demands in international transport that will not only be related to the available space, the shortage ofcontainers, the increaseinfreight, but also to the workforce available in land transport logistics,which will face the challenge of the shortage of drivers, which will continue to delay companies looking to expand their fleet or increase their logistics capacity.

This situation will have no solution in the short term and is critical for markets such as the United States and the United Kingdom, as almost a quarter of the truck workforce is expected to reach retirement in the next decade; retirement being the factor that accounts for 54% of driver shortages, according to the National Institute of Transportation (NTI).


Both global shipping companies and manufacturers are investing in visibility through mergers and acquisitions, large companies seek to increase their capabilities mainly in human talent and knowledge with the aim of having sustainable growth, with 2022 being a key year for this trend in the logistics sector.


The logistics world needs investment, in new ships, new trains, new planes, new ports, new logistics centers, infrastructure that will help in the future to mitigate damming situations such as those that have occurred in the post-COVID19 world. For example, in the United States they are proposing large investments to strengthen their supply chain, which has been exposed by the long lines of ships in the main ports, the inability to unload merchandise in the port area due to the shortage of truck drivers, among other critical issues.

Supply Chain Global Trends.


Covid-19 was a turning point for many companies. When access to the global supply chain was disrupted, many companies in the logistics industry found significant new local sourcing opportunities, a trend that will continue to be a great opportunity for supply chain management in 2022.

•This trend becomes relevant because it offers benefits in volatile situations such as decreasing the risk in times of economic or political turmoil:itdoes not depend so much on the cargo that arrives through restricted or increasingly strict borders.

•Better control of delivery times by focusing on connecting customers with suppliers close to your area

•Reducing carbon emissions by relying less on international heavy-duty transport

•Better to make brand reputation by working within communities to benefit small businesses.

For the year 2022 these are some of the most important trends in the logistics sector, we will closely follow the incidence in the different industries, always seeking to anticipate and offer our total solutions in logistics to our customers.




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