Archive for This Week in News

This Week in Logistics News (February 9 – 15)

According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual Valentine’s Day survey with Prosper Insights & Analytics, Americans were expected to spend a record amount on Valentine’s Day this year despite a years-long decrease in the percentage of people celebrating the holiday. Those celebrating planned to spend $3.9 billion on jewelry (given by 18 percent), $3.5 billion on an evening out (34 percent), $2.1 billion on clothing (18 percent), $1.9 billion on flowers (35 percent), $1.8 […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 2 – 8)

The Patriots have done it again, winning their third Super Bowl in five years, and sixth since the turn of the century. This was certainly not the game most people expected; with two high-powered offenses, most football fans were excited for a shoot-out. Instead, the Patriots defense shut down the second highest scoring offense in the league, holding the Rams to a Super Bowl record low 3 points. This win puts the Patriots in the […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 26 – February 2)

It’s that time of year again – Super Bowl weekend. According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual Super Bowl survey, American adults say they will spend an average of $81.30 on the Super Bowl, for a total of $14.8 billion. The survey found that 72 percent of adults plan to watch the game, down from 76 percent last year. Among those watching, 79 percent plan to buy food and beverages, 10 percent will buy […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 19 – 25)

This past Sunday was a remarkable day for the NFL, with both conference title games going to overtime for the first time ever. Here in Boston, it was business a usual, as Tom Brady and the Patriots advanced to yet another Super Bowl. But in New Orleans, a horrible missed pass interference call has left the city reeling, with many people saying they will never get over this loss. With just under two minutes left, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 12 – 19)

Tuesday, January 15 marked the tenth anniversary of the dramatic landing of US Airways Flight 1549. I happen to be in New York for NRF on that day, so not surprisingly I saw a lot of media coverage. Shortly after takeoff, the Airbus A320 hit a flock of geese and lost all engine power. The plane was approximately 3,000 feet in the air and Captain Chesley Sullenberger (Sully) radioed in that they had lost all […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 5 – 11)

I’ve written about the threat of cargo theft on here multiple times. One of the largest categories has always been food and beverage. Well, this week, more than $500,000 worth of Patron Tequila has been stolen from a Florida rest stop. After enjoying dinner, a truck driver noticed that his trailer (and the contents) were missing. The contents just happen to be 1,000 cases of Patron, with an estimated retail value of $507,105. Luckily, within […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 29 – January 4)

Happy new year and welcome back to the Logistics Viewpoints news round-up. The holiday season was another record breaking year, as customers flocked to the web and to the store for all their gift-giving needs. And for those living near the Dutch coast, an additional round of gifts is showing up. Or should I say washing up. An estimated 270 containers are thought to have been knocked off the Panamanian-flagged MSC Zoe in rough seas […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 1 – 7)

Amazon is used to making headlines, especially as it continues its technology evolution within its warehouses. One area that Amazon has focused on is the use of robots in the warehouse. In fact, Amazon holds an annual contest, dubbed the Amazon Picking Challenge, where teams compete to build robots capable of efficiently picking and packing items. Well, Amazon made the headlines with its warehouse robots again this week. This time, however, it was not for […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 24 – 30)

After traveling through space for six months, the Mars InSight officially touched down on the red planet earlier this week. InSight is short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, and according to NASA, will give the planet its “first thorough check-up since it formed 4.5 billion years ago.” The mission is to study the interior structure of Mars, specifically its crust, mantle, and core. The research will look at the interior […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 10 – 16)

On Monday, November 12, Stan Lee, writer, editor, and publisher of Marvel Comics died. Working closely with Jack Kirby at Marvel, Lee created some of the most iconic superheroes, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Ant-Man, and more. Over the course of his career, he would redefine the superhero genre, and have many of his characters go on to grace the silver screen. In many of […]

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