Boeing just patented an aircraft that picks up and carries regular containers

Boeing is at it again. Last year in June I wrote about a system Boeing patented for charging drones midair. This time they have patented a revolutionary way to transport regular 40 feet shipping containers via airplane. Yes, you have read that right: regular shipping containers. Containers used to be shipped by, well, ship and it would take days or […]

Know Your Trucks (and Tank trailers) – An Infographic

I love infographics. I have said it before, I will say it again. I love infographics. I keep a collection of Supply Chain and Logistics related infographics here. Friday last week I got a nice e-mail from Raine, who works at Arwald Tanker Trailers, with a cool infographic enclosed, which you can find below. The history of the tank trailer is […]

Innovation in Road Safety: The Samsung Safety Truck

Road Safety. An important theme for anybody in any country, but in some countries definitely more than others. Samsung has launched a safety initiative to solve one of the (literally) biggest safety hazards on the road: the Truck. Let me start with saying that the hazard has nothing to do with the driver of the truck, but with the size of […]

Why Not Charge Your Drone Midair, or: What Boeing Just Patented

The last time I wrote about a patent, it was one by Amazon and it described what I call a Ship-to Person model. Currently all shipments go to an address, which will be an obsolete process in the future. With logistics operations becoming more agile and flexible it will be possible to bring a package to a person, where ever […]

Logistics Market Snapshot – May 2015 Edition

Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes. Please find some statistics below, or click the image to download the full snapshot. The USDOT’s freight transportation services index rose 1.7% in […]

Logistics Market Snapshot – April 2015 Edition

As recurring visitors may have noticed, I have been working on a new look for LogisticsMatter.com. It took me some more time then I thought it would, with the result that some posts have been in my draft section for too long. This is one of them, so let get to it fast: Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation […]

Logistics Market Snapshot – March 2015 Edition

Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Multimodal, Trucking, Rail, Air, and Ocean Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes. Please find some St Patrick’s Day themed highlights below: