Will we be able to create sustainable prosperity, or are we on the way to a climate crash? Is the world interconnected or fragmented? Which new technologies shape our everyday lives? In a new study entitled “Delivering Tomorrow: Logistics in 2050," Deutsche Post DHL presents five sweeping, sometimes radical, prospects for the world in 2050 as well as the impact they would have on the logistics industry.
Transport is one of the major global consumers
of energy and therefore has an important role in
meeting the primary objective of the World
Energy Council, sustainable energy for all.
Transport is the only energy sector in which the
energy itself is mobile during consumption,
rather than being delivered for use at a fixed
location. For this reason, energy for transport is
dominated by petroleum, which is widely
available, relatively inexpensive and from which
easily transportable liquid fuels of high energy
This report sets out four different scenarios for the European transport and logistics sector. Scenarios depict plausible
hypotheses about the future; thus, they are useful tools for forecasting, analysing and formulating policy, as well as for
strategic planning in private companies and among the social partners. In a rapidly changing and complex world – where
demand and supply change equally fast – planning for the future cannot rely on simple projections of past trends.