Archive for Logistics News

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 (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 (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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This Week in Logistics News (October 13 – 19)

The stock market has been in the news a lot lately over the past few weeks. This is due to the volatility of the market as it has experienced huge swings just this week alone. On Wednesday, the DOW was down over 300 points, with losses picking up right after the release of the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes, which showed concerns about the long-term benefit of President Trump’s tax cuts. The swings are also attributed […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 1 – 7)

And like that, summer is over and the kids are back to school. But this year is a little different, as my daughter has joined her big brother at the elementary school and started kindergarten. For some reason when my son started kindergarten, it didn’t seem like it was as big of a deal to me. Maybe he has always seemed older. Maybe it was his naturally outgoing personality that made it easier. Or maybe […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 25 – 31)

In October 2015, Asteroid 2015 TB145, dubbed the Halloween Asteroid, passed within 302,000 miles (just over 1 lunar distance) of the Earth. The asteroid is an estimated 2,297 feet in width, making it the largest object to pass that close to the Earth since 2006. The asteroid is expected to pass by the earth again just after Halloween this year, but this time will be an estimated 25 million miles from the Earth. What makes […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 11 – 17)

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), total spending for K-12 schools and college combined is projected to reach $82.8 billion, nearly as high as last year’s $83.6 billion. The top four categories for back to schoolers (not back to college) are clothing ($236 million), electronics ($187 million), shoes ($138 million), and supplies ($122 million). While I still need to bring my kids shopping for a few new articles of clothing and shoes, our school […]

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This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 3)

Growing up in the 80’s, malls were a pretty big deal. They were the social hotspots for teenagers, the place where you could buy anything (so the original Amazon), and even spawned a full-on tour for Tiffany, aptly named “The Beautiful You: Celebrating the Good Life Shopping Mall Tour ’87.” One of the best things to do at the mall was to go into stores where you knew there was no way you were buying […]

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This Week in Logistics News (July 21 – 17)

I’m back at it, after a two-week vacation to Copenhagen, Denmark. I have to say that Copenhagen was one of the cleanest and family-friendliest cities I have ever been to. In all, it was an amazing trip. As an analyst that covers logistics, I feel as though there are two points I have to make regarding my trip. First, the metro line that took us from the airport to our apartment, and the only line […]

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