Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure

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Is the world up to the challenge of mass COVID-19 vaccination?

– Amid the unforeseen effects of the pandemic on at-risk and lower-income communities, governments and organizations around the world must convene to ensure effective distribution of newly developed vaccines.
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Lessons from growth outperformers in logistics

– Industry players can learn from past crises when setting their growth ambitions during a time of unprecedented uncertainty.
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A fresh approach to logistics forecasting in 2021

– Ninety-one percent of surveyed executives acknowledge that forecasting in 2021 needs to look different. We outline one potential... approach.
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Indonesia’s Traveloka finds strength in local markets amid the pandemic

– Traveloka president Henry Hendrawan discusses how the online travel unicorn has rebounded by helping travelers in Southeast Asia... find—and finance—fun close to home.
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Getting the price right in logistics

– Reimagining the pricing cycle can be the most impactful lever for profitability in the logistics sector, and five steps to reform... the entire pricing cycle can maximize the value.

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Travel

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What can other countries learn from China’s travel recovery path?

– In May, we asked how much the world could learn from China’s postpandemic travel recovery. Now, we explore where lessons from the latest data from China may be relevant for other countries.
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The travel industry turned upside down: Insights, analysis, and actions for travel executives

– For many players in the travel industry, navigating the COVID-19 pandemic has been like sailing into a hurricane. Six months in, many are trying to right themselves—realizing that their navigational charts are no longer adequate.
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For corporate travel, a long recovery ahead

– Business travel is critical to many travel providers but will take a long time to return to previous levels after the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what the players that depend on it need to know.
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COVID-19 tourism spend recovery in numbers

– Global tourism has been one of the most affected sectors during the COVID-19 crisis. Our tourism recovery model forecasts a cumulative drop of $3 trillion to $8 trillion before tourism expenditure returns to pre-COVID-19 levels. Recovery will be slow and driven by the underlying dependencies countries had on domestic and nonair travel. Different countries, therefore, should prepare for their own recovery curves and reimagine their tourism sectors (as well as the support they provide) differently.

Logistics

Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Risk, resilience, and rebalancing in global value chains

– Companies need an understanding of their exposure, vulnerabilities, and potential losses to inform resilience strategies.
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US freight after COVID-19: A bumpy road to the next normal

– Our new research foresees a difficult recovery of up to four years, with some pockets of growth. Freight and logistics companies will need to adapt.
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Global freight flows after COVID-19: What’s next?

– COVID-19 will likely affect trade more profoundly than any other recent crisis. Leaders with a well-informed perspective on potential trade scenarios can begin their recovery from a position of strength.
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Startup funding in logistics

– A new report looks at the impact of new money in an old industry—and what it means for incumbents, startups, and investors.

Infrastructure

Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Will infrastructure bend or break under climate stress?

– Infrastructure is the backbone of the global economy, connecting people, enhancing quality of life, and promoting health and safety. But climate change is revealing infrastructure vulnerabilities.
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Restoring public transit amid COVID-19: What European cities can learn from one another

– As cities end coronavirus lockdowns, public-transit authorities will need ways to increase ridership—safely. Early attempts in some European cities can offer lessons to those elsewhere in Europe.
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The future of micromobility: Ridership and revenue after a crisis

– The COVID-19 crisis is causing serious disruptions to the multibillion-dollar micromobility industry. Our analysis indicates that a full recovery is possible, as long as companies prepare for the next normal.
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Reopening cities after COVID-19

– The experience of cities suggests that successful reopening requires a conservative, staged approach, beginning at virus levels near zero—coupled with many safety measures for public transport.

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Will infrastructure bend or break under climate stress?

– Infrastructure is the backbone of the global economy, connecting people, enhancing quality of life, and promoting health and safety.... But climate change is revealing infrastructure vulnerabilities.
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NEF Spotlight: Mapping the travel sector’s recovery

– Bloomberg New Economy Forum and McKinsey & Company, Fall 2020
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Did online delivery kill the vending machine?

– Not in Japan, says Costin Mandrea, the head of commercial at Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., who’s making its vast network... of unmanned retailers smarter and more integrated into people’s daily lives.
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Infrastructure tendering in the midst of COVID-19

– As the pandemic causes supply to outpace demand in tendering, project owners must adjust their approaches to consider new risks—and... make the shifts the industry needs to move forward.
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Selecting infrastructure projects for the next normal

– Infrastructure projects can create jobs and spur economic growth—both critical as the world reckons with the fallout from... COVID-19. But budgets are tight, so which projects should be prioritized?
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Digitizing Europe’s railways: A call to action

– The future of train traffic is digital. To accelerate the digitization of Europe’s railways—and thus secure the future... of its railroad industry—stakeholders must change the way the industry operates.
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‘Prepare for the marathon and be ready for the course to change’: An interview with the Boston Logan Airport CEO

– Massachusetts Port Authority CEO Lisa Wieland discusses why the contactless passenger journey is here to stay and how she’s building... agility and flexibility for her organization.
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Scaling sustainable aviation fuel today for clean skies tomorrow

– The move to sustainable aviation is now an imperative.
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Airline data: What next beyond crisis response?

– Airlines used a wealth of new data sources in 2020. Strategy should now replace adrenaline as the fuel for decisions around data... adoption and usage.
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Data will decide success in the next normal of bulk and tanker shipping

– COVID-19 and commodity-related trends are likely to depress medium-term demand, but companies that can leverage deep market insights... will have the opportunity to outperform in the postcrisis economy.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Closing the capability gap in the time of COVID-19

– Building capabilities that durably change workforce behaviors has never been easy, and the pandemic has made it harder. But some... organizations have found approaches to thrive in recovery and beyond.
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