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President’s Report by Marina Bill

The year 2024 has started with great visibility for IFR, with coverage by Bloomberg, Financial Times, Forbes, Handelsblatt, FAZ, AFP and Le Monde, among others.


AI-equipped Robots Help Logistics Industry to Fight Labor Shortages

The global logistics industry serves as a backbone of international trade – representing about 10 percent of the world´s GDP. As demand has been skyrocketing, companies have already heavily invested in robotics and automation: sales of professional service robots for the transportation of goods or cargo grew by 44% year-on-year (2021-2022). Yet, severe labor shortages are threatening to hamper future growth in the logistics industry worldwide. A new generation of AI-enabled robots helps to tackle these challenges