I hope you feel suitably regenerated for the start of the new year! You don’t quite have to be clairvoyant to predict that we’re setting out on a rather challenging twelve months. Digitalisation in all its facets, and especially its effects on logistics, will be one subject at the centre of our attention – with our first cover of 2019 tuning us into this world. Other hot potatoes that will have a direct impact on your everyday business activities include the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU, which will be completed – in one form or the other – at the end of the first quarter, as well as the looming intensification of global trade barriers.
We’ve once again begun the year with our traditional look at our own back garden, namely our focus on the Alpine republics of Switzerland and Austria (see page 19). The ITJ’s cradle stood in Basel and Vienna 80 years ago – come celebrate our grand anniversary with us in 2019!
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