Could Railroad’s Troubles be an Opportunity for Shippers?

Are Railroad's Troubles a Shippers Opportunity

I found this great graphic from Norfolk Southern showing a breakdown of the average mix of goods transported yearly. As Norfolk Southern is my railroad alma mater I thought I’d share it with you. It shows quite plainly the diversity of products railroads haul which is something we tend to forget!

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The Internet of Things – Is It the Game-Changer It’s Made Out to Be?

hamburg port authority

I revisited recently last year’s “Internet of Things in Logistics” Trend report published by DHL and Cisco Consulting Services. It’s a fascinating read and makes some pretty bold claims:

There will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020 compared to 15 billion today.

For any organization with a supply chain or logistics operations, the Internet of Things (IoT) will have game-changing consequences, from creating more ‘last mile’ delivery options for customers, to more efficient warehousing operations and freight transportation.

According to Cisco IOT will deliver a $1.9 trillion boost to the supply chain and logistics sector.

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$14 Billion Resupply Contract Awarded for Mankind’s Largest Supply Chain

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(Sierra Nevada Corporation)

SpaceX, Orbital ATK and Sierra Nevada Corporation jointly win a $14 billion supply chain contract. The contract has been awarded by NASA for the commercial resupply of the international space station between the years 2019 through 2024. Each company is guaranteed a minimum of six flights with the purpose of delivering cargo, disposing of unneeded cargo, and the return of research samples and other cargo from the station to NASA.

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The Logistics Industry is Ripe For Disruption

The Logistics Industry is Ripe For Disruption

PHOTO: WASHINGTON POST

E-commerce is transforming retail which in turn will disrupt a large sector of the logistics industry. Unfortunately that realization seems to be very slow in getting through to us. I’ve heard said that the logistics industry is opaque, extremely slow to embrace change and is ripe for disruption. Well my friends, to be honest I haven’t seen any reason to think otherwise.

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Amazon’s Quest for Total World Logistics Domination

Amazons Quest For Total World Logistics Domination

Amazon Enter the Freight Forwarding Business

Amazon have now entered the freight forwarding business via their Beijing subsidiary Joyo Courier Service Co. According to the Wall Street Journal:

“The registration, which was filed in November, would potentially allow Amazon to begin helping to arrange cargo shipments into or out of the U.S. immediately, said Peter King, director of the Federal Maritime Commission’s bureau of enforcement.”

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New Mexico – the Epicenter of a Major New Trade Corridor

New Mexico - The Epicenter of a Major New Trade Corridor

I was excited and honored to be invited by the leadership Albuquerque Alumni Association to participate as featured panelist, and discuss economic development and trade corridor opportunities for Albuquerque and New Mexico. Honored because New Mexico Transloading was recognized as an industry leader in this sector and excited because it’s a subject I’m very passionate about.

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