Logistics Market Snapshot – May 2016

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 the ones that jumped out at me below: Trucking Volume: The ATA’s seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage index decreased 4.5% to […]

Logistics Market Snapshot – April 2016

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. Always great to see the Netherlands featured. Please find some statistics below, or click the image to download the full snapshot. Spring has […]

Want Pizza? There’s a Delivery Robot for That!

A robot delivering pizza, sure. You’re probably wondering what science fiction movie I was watching where I saw that. Well it was a movie clip, but it is absolute reality. Meet DRU: DRU stands for Domino’s Robotic Unit. And yes, that is Domino’s Pizza. The Australian division of US Based Domino’s has just announced their intention to use robots to […]

Logistics Market Snapshot – March 2016 Edition

It has been a while since I shared the Logistics Market Snapshot from the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics with you. So, sorry if you missed it. It is back again! 🙂 This month’s edition, which can be downloaded by clicking the picture below, features several interesting figures. The Freight and Transportation industries are going up, as you can see […]

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 […]

Drones vs. Robots. The Delivery War is on!

There’s someone at the door with a delivery, but in the near future that will change, at least that is what two Skype co-founders, Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, envision with their startup Starship. And most of you probably expect that they want you to look up for your delivery, but that’s not the case. While most delivery systems make use […]

Safer Roads Through Thirsty Concrete, Yes, Thirsty Concrete

Concrete that absorbs a whopping 600 liters of water per square meter per minute! You have to see it to believe it. Luckily Tarmac, the company that has invented this permeable concrete system called Topmix Permeable, has made a video. Through the voids in the concrete the water can be transported to drainage systems where it can enter the ground […]

Logistics, Drones, and Music Festivals: The Friend Finder

I recently came across a marketing stunt by Pepsi called “Friend Finder” which actually combines two of my biggest passions. Music and Logistics. I don’t have to explain the second one, right? You are here. It is obvious. The first one I have not talked about much here yet, but believe you me: Music is the other of my two […]