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Urban commercial transport and the future of mobility

– Commercial traffic clogs city streets, contributes to pollution, and drives up the cost of doing business. But there are many ways to do better.

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Cracks in the ridesharing market—and how to fill them

– For all of its remarkable growth, ridesharing is still far from ubiquitous. To boost miles traveled, the industry will need new... solutions, including smarter design.
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Ports and shipping: The need for solutions that cross lines

– Despite—or because of—low rates, service is bad and shippers are angry. The port-and-shipping sector must and can... improve, not only for shippers, but also for the lines and ports themselves.
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Buying and flying: Next-generation airline procurement

– Airlines have been saving through strong purchasing for decades. But with unit revenues declining, procurement must step up to... the next level.
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Air freight 2025: Agility, speed, and partnerships

– Companies in the sector must become as agile as possible, maintain air freight’s speed advantage, and deepen their partnerships.
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The (ongoing) trouble with travel distribution: Customer experience

– The industry’s rapid evolution continues unabated. To profit through this turbulence, leaders must focus on what really matters—the... customer.
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Salvation or misleading temptation—low-cost brands of legacy airlines

– We’ve seen this before: while separate in-house LCC brands seem promising, few have thrived. Success requires a clear rationale,... rigorous follow-through ... and ensuring the right answer is not to transform the mainline brand.
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Between ROIC and a hard place: The puzzle of airline economics

– At a recent symposium of the International Air Transport Association, McKinsey’s Alex Dichter delved into airlines’... tangled finances.
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How customer experience takes flight at the Orlando airport

– Is it possible to have a good customer experience in an airport? Domingo Sanchez, a board member of the Greater Orlando Aviation... Authority, explains an effort by the Authority’s CEO and board to do just that.
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An ‘Uber’ for Chinese e-commerce

– Logistics companies are struggling to match delivery capacity to fluctuating demand. A new social-media platform could help.
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The alliance shuffle and consolidation: Implications for shippers

– McKinsey was invited to give a keynote speech at the October 2016 TPM Asia conference, in Shenzhen. Steve Saxon spoke to an audience... of shippers and shipping lines on their sector’s recent changes.
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Indian railways: On the fast track to growth

– The world’s third-largest rail network is at an inflection point. The Indian Government has laid out a number of initiatives to... transform the sector: this report examines Indian Railways’ challenges and opportunities as it seeks to accelerate investment, diversify operations, and improve customer satisfaction.

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