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Björn Klippel received an M.Sc. Business Administration, Logistics/Transport, from Mannheim University, Germany, in 1984. He was the Project Manager for a leading U.K. transport company and international logistics consulting group from 1984-1992. In 1998, he became Vice President and Shareholder of TIM Logistics GmbH, an intermodal transport operator pioneering private rail transports in Germany and Switzerland. He was the Managing Founder of TIM Consult, logistics consultants with a focus on the design, optimization and implementation of global value networks/supply chains, including network design, transportation and warehousing. The multinational team of 54 members operates from offices in Mannheim, and the U.S. in all regions of the world. TIM Consult operates the world’s leading Market Intelligence Initiative in transport covering freight spend of more than $28 billion annually in global ocean transport, air cargo and land transport in Europe, NAFTA, Latam and Asia/China. It has an unbroken track record in benchmarking, best-practice analysis, tender support and contract management in ocean and hinterland container transport.