Top 25 Logistics influencers / thought leaders on Twitter

Logistics professionals are increasingly taking the digital road in the search for software solutions and business enhancements. Let’s take a look at 25 Twitter profiles worth following!

Top 25 Logistics influencers / thought leaders

The internet is, of course, the source, the center to track all trends and developments that are going on in Logistics, Supply Chains, and other involved and related movements in the world. The challenges regarding trends, recently quoted spot on by journalist Steve Banker – The problem with trends is that they are like a freight train gaining speed; everyone can see the train, but at what point do you say the train is really moving at speed? – can be ‘monitored using the internet. And especially by using Twitter, undeniably the fastest social media platform out there today. Twitter is relevant because it is global, quick and punctual (thanks to the maximum of 140 characters)! Long story short, Twitter is very up to date and following the right profiles, people and companies can enhance your business making decisions, reduce logistics costs or find resourceful (software) solutions.


3 Trends reshaping the Supply Chain


  1.  The IOT (The Internet of Things). As a result of the IoT, digital solutions in the SC and logistics industry have moved on apace. Learn more about the IoT in the Supply Chain.
  2. E-commerce Reshapes the Face of Logistics. 
  3. Automation Reduces the Number of Employees Working in Logistics

Now, enough chat. Let’s take a look at the 25 most influential Twitter profiles online today.


Top 25 Logistics though leaders (Listed in no particular order)


1. Dean Foust

Director, Executive Communications, UPS. Former BusinessWeek writer, editor. Since January 2013, Foust has taken the postition of Director of Executive Communications for UPS, where he launched an initiative to use content marketing to burnish UPS’s image as a thought leader.



2. Martijn Graat
Martijn Graat is the founder of LogisticsMatter, an online supply chain and logistics news platform. On that platform, he blogs about supply chain and logistics trends and developments. Via his social platforms, he shares the most interesting reads, infographics and video’s. His Twitter is very active and for the lovers of infographics…don’t forget to visit his great Pinterest page!



3. Paul Page
Covering logistics and supply chain for The Wall Street Journal. Delivering up-to-the minute news, analysis, interviews and explanatory journalism on logistics, supply-chain management, e-commerce and more via his Twitter account.



4. Sabine Mueller


CEO DHL Consulting. Joined the Twitter platform in 2015, and is a must follow! Mueller tweets about logistics, omnichannel, ecommerce and has a very shap eye for tech developments and upcoming trend in the SC industry.



5. Steve Banker

Service Director, SCM at ARC Advisory Group; Cowriter Logistics Viewpoints. One of the best known industry analysts covering Supply Chain Management and a frequent speaker at industry events. Uses his Twitter account to tweet in-depth interviews and logistics related stories.



6. Adrian Gonzalez
Industry Analyst & Host of Talking Logistics, an online video talk show where I interview Thought Leaders & Newsmakers in the Supply Chain & Logistics Industry.



7. Cerasis
Third Party logistics company (3PL) empowering shippers via a transportation management system (TMS) & integrated managed transportation services.



8. Anthony Foxx
The official Twitter feed of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Needless to say, this is the place to get verified news on US Transportation news. Can’t get much closer to the source!



9. Joe Bonney
senior editor, The Journal of Commerce.



10. Inbound Logistics
Inbound Logistics is an educational supply chain resource for businesses seeking to better match demand to supply and orient operations to support that shift. Very active online, and on social media, Inbound Logistics should be up there in your list!



11. American Shipper
American Shipper is the B2B media covering global logistics.



12.Sean Kilcarr
Don’t be fooled by the name, Sean Kilcarr, executive editor at, blogs about the latest trucking industry news and trends.



13. Mark Szakonyi
Executive Editor, , part of IHS Markit. Containers rule everything around me. Well, ocean freight procurement manager, keep a sharp eye on this profile.



14. Pieter Kinds
Business Development @ControlPay Freight Audit, and CEO of  Freightender Logistics E-Sourcing. Thought leader when looking at global freight auditing and payment solutions and freight tendering in the cloud.



15. Hailey Lynne McKeefry / EBN


Editor in Chief, EBN; global electronics supply chain, procurement editor/writer. Don’t forget to check out EBN online and on Twitter. Great community for logistics and SC professionals.



16. Supply Chain Digital
Supply Chain Digital provides news and features for #supplychain and #procurement professionals.



The must subscribe to information portal for international container shipping & logistics



18. Transport Topics
The Newspaper of Trucking and Freight Transportation.



19. SupplyChain24/7
Supply Chain 24/7 is the ultimate online business resource for Transportation, Dis­trib­u­tion, Logistics and Supply Chain professionals.



20. Handy Shipping Guide


Frequent updates on international freight shipping news, with the latest news just a click away. It serves as an information-only account though, so you should not expect a reply.




The largest logistics website and twitter profile for Dutch Logistics professionals. Besides news, brings you the latest blogs from relevant pro’s in the industry.



22. Logistik Heute

This Twitter profile is a great place for German speaking Logistics profs that are looking for updates in German. The Twitter profile is related to the magazine, that carrier the same name!



23. Logistics Manager


Another magazine-related Twitter account in our list, this time the place to be for UK-based logisticians.



24. Comunidad Logística


The Hispanic centre for job vacancies in Logistics, news, blogs, events and much more. Also a great place for students and starting professionals!



25. Richard Wilding

Supply Chain & Logistics Expert and Professor at Cranfield, U.K. Tweets about the latest in the industry. Shares interesting topics on his readings and SC terminology (students pay attention!)

Grow the list together with Freightender – Freight Sourcing 


Did we miss anyone? Do you know a great addition to this amazing list of thought leaders? Add them by replying to this blog. Please state name and link to Twitter profile, please. Many thanks and enjoy reading our blogs.

More Freightender E-Sourcing content


Sourcing Software: How are businesses improving logistics procurement in 2017?

E-Procurement Automation In The Logistics Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ocean Freight Tendering: 10 Tips For Shippers

Road Freight: How To Improve Your FTL Tenders

5 Proven Tactics To Receive The Best Freight RFQ Results


Pieter Kinds

Pieter Kinds


Freightender is the standard in freight tendering. It makes the tender process lean, smarter and much faster. 
Fully cloud-based. Curious? Request a free live demo and join the Freight Tender Revolution!

Schedule Demo Freight Sourcing

Schedule Demo RFQ Management

New record prices for shipping containers Shanghai – Rotterdam

Prices for containers are going through the roof (and they were already so high)International container traffic is still disrupted. Containers are extremely expensive. The fact that a major Chinese port has reopened does little to change that.The cost of shipping a...

Demand for logistics procurement software is increasing dramatically in 2021

The logistics business has been in crisis for well over a year, with no signs of relief in sight as freight prices continue to increase and capacity constraints worsen. Logistics is a somewhat arcane and opaque profession to most people, but it has recently gained...

Freightender and Drewry partner to bring all-in-one ocean freight procurement

Global shipping consultancy, Drewry and Freightender are pleased to announce they have entered a value-add partnership, combining Drewry’s industry-leading ocean freight cost benchmarking and procurement support services with Freightender’s cloud-based,...

Freightender Podcast: Digitization in Logistics and Procurement

Pieter Kinds, founder and CEO of Freightender, in conversation with Martijn Graat, founder of LogisticsMatter, a leading online supply chain and logistics news platform from the Netherlands. Podcast: Digitization in Logistics and the Procurement of Freight The...

Ocean capacity crunch fuels the importance of modern logistics software

Ongoing extreme events that impact global trade and logistics keep on happening and require logistics teams to be more flexible and agile to handle chaos and the unforeseen. While strategic thinking is very much required, tactical action is key. The right partnerships...

What is managed freight procurement? What are the benefits?

What is freight or logistics procurement and is there a difference between the terms procurement, purchasing and buying? We explain why procurement is of added value to your organisation. And we take a closer look at the increasingly 'in demand' managed freight...

Freightender and Pagero partner to offer seamless end-to-end process for freight buyers

February 25th, 2021 The joint offering integrates both company apps to provide an “unprecedented array” of logistics functionalities for buyers in the transportation industry. Freightender and Pagero have entered a partnership to provide a seamless supply chain...

Freightender CEO Pieter Kinds in panel TPM21 by JOC

Freightender CEO Pieter Kinds will join the TPM21 panel on the 25th of February. He will be speaking about using a data-based approach to Freight Procurement and Allocation. Rate benchmarking and freight procurement data As many people in the logistics industry are...

Talking tenders, mini-bids and digitalisation with Freightender CEO Pieter Kinds

It’s been a rollercoaster year for just about everyone in the logistics industry, and Freightender CEO Pieter Kinds is certainly no exception. Since the start of the year, the Dutchman has re-branded his company, navigated the troublesome waters of the pandemic, and...

How shippers and forwarders can streamline the freight tender process

In the forwarder world, there are a lot of people you typically don’t deal with as a shipper yet they are handling and responding to your tender: tender managers, pricing managers and pricing analysts. Their job is often performed under high pressure from the outside...