John Manners-Bell Info
John started his working life as an operations manager in a freight forwarding and road haulage company based in the UK. Prior to establishing Transport Intelligence, he worked as an analyst in consultancies specialising in international trade, transport and logistics.
He also spent a number of years as European marketing manager for UPS Supply Chain Solutions working at locations across Europe including France, Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. He holds an MSc in Transport Planning and Management from University of Westminster and is an Associate of King's College London. He is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and a Member of the Logistics Global Advisory Council of the World Economic Forum.
John has travelled widely, undertaking research and speaking at conferences in countries including China, Hong Kong, India, Japan as well as in the Middle East, USA and extensively throughout Europe. He is regularly quoted in the international and trade media as well as on radio and television.
[position]Managing Director at Transport Intelligence[/position]
17/03/2013 Despite a shortfall in current volumes, forwarders remain hopeful of market turnaround
The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index increased for the fifth consecutive month in March according to the latest survey undertaken by Transport Intelligence. The index for the current and expected situation combined was up 0.4 points to 52.5 in March compared with 52.1 in February.
20/02/2013 Chinese New Year bolsters confidence in the logistics industry
The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index increased for the fourth consecutive month in February 2013, according to the latest survey undertaken by Transport Intelligence. The index combining both the current and expected situation rose 3.3 points to 52.1 from 48.8 in January.
06/02/2013 Asia Pacific logistics market transforming, suggests new report
Asia Pacific’s logistics industry continues to develop at a fast rate despite the economic weakness of its two largest trade partners – the EU and the US. Ti’s latest report, Asia Pacific Transport & Logistics 2013, suggests that shifting trade lanes, the growth of the ASEAN community and intra-regional trade have prompted a transformation of the region’s logistics market and significant investment by logistics providers.
15/02/2012 The logistics of online shopping faces major growing pains
The internet retailing revolution has brought enormous benefits to the global express and logistics sectors. The online shopping market now accounts for almost a fifth of all purchases in some developed markets, and is growing at anything between 15-20% a year in Europe and the US and around 75% a year in China.