About Transport Transparency

Transport Transparency is an information and knowledge organization headquartered in Cologne, Germany. Founded in 2013, Transport Transparency offers unique and innovative industry solutions for the transportation industry and its customers. We have developed a best in-class platform to deliver our clients meaningful and actionable business and market intelligence. Transport Transparency is pioneering a new approach for maximizing the potential of the information available to the industry.

Transport Transparency has been founded by senior industry leaders who can leverage over 40 years of industry expertise for the benefit of their clients. In previous positions they have proven the value generating potential of a factual and process driven approach in the transportation space.

Leveraging information advantages will be the biggest differentiator in the air freight market of the future.

Our Team

  • Hermann Ude

    Managing Partner

  • For 13 years Hermann has worked in senior management positions at Deutsche Post DHL. His last position was Member of the Board and CEO of the globally market leading 14.6 bn € Global Forwarding business. Previous he worked for 7 years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company for clients in business to business environments. Besides his engagement for Transport Transparency, Hermann is an active investor and leader in the education industry.

  • Michael Schaecher


  • Over the last 22 years Michael has had senior leadership positions in the Aviation and Logistics Industry including his most recent role as CEO of Air Cargo Germany. Before that, Michael has been global head of the market leading air freight business of DHL and Member of the Divisional Board at DHL Global Forwarding. Michael held several roles in the forwarding industry, from COO Panalpina Germany to CEO StarBroker AG and across a wide range of functional areas from trade lane management, marketing and sales to capacity procurement and network management.

Our analysis team resides in India.