• TPMTech
  • February 23 – 24, 2023 | Hilton Long Beach

Philip Blumenthal

ECU Worldwide

Chief Transformation Officer

Philip Blumenthal has held a variety of executive roles within the logistics industry in both Germany and the United States.

Philip has been building the Logistics Marketplace at "Freightos”, scaling the business from zero to 50 bookings per day within 6 months, by focusing on customer needs with providing transparency, competitiveness and liquidity.

He is also responsible for building the Freightos Baltic Index, which is the one of the main three indicators for international freight rates. During his PhD thesis Philip developed a product to secure the volatility in this trillion-dollar industry.

Under the Brand “Doctor Freight” Philip is regarded as thought leader in international Logistics and sharing his findings at conferences.

Philip is currently responsible for transforming the largest LCL carrier into a digital company. As the Chief Transformation Officer, he is changing ECU Worldwide and its customers from the Flintstones to the Jetsons.

In the meantime, Philip is an advisor to several Logistics Tech Start-ups that connect shippers with forwarders or carriers in the rail, ocean or fine-art logistics space.

Sessions With Philip Blumenthal

Friday, 24 February

  • 11:15am - 11:45am (PST) / 24/feb/2023 07:15 pm - 24/feb/2023 07:45 pm

    Forwarders' Attitude Toward Technology In and Out of the Pandemic: A Conversation with ECU Worldwide

    Gauging the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the global logistics industry can be tough based on anecdotes alone. That's especially true with the industry seemingly falling back into its recognizable patterns as the sky-high demand during 2021 and early 2022 has crashed back to earth. As forwarders and NVOs think about their strategic in a post-pandemic world — especially around technology investment and usage — there's hardly a player better suited to understand how those intermediaries actually think than ECU Worldwide. As the world's largest co-loader, the company has deep insight into the thinking of its forwarder and NVO customers. In this session, Philip Blumenthal, ECU's chief transformation officer, will discuss findings of a fall and winter study the company did specifically for TPMTech, to get a sense of how adoption among service providers might impact shippers' customers and capacity providers with which they work.