This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

My family and I spent more than a week in Costa Rica, where everyone greets you with “Pura Vida,” which means “Pure Life” in Spanish. I’m curious how the 40 percent reduction in transit time was actually achieved since blockchain doesn’t make cargo ships move through water any faster.

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without Logistics

Enterra Insights

Ricaurte notes, “Every February, shoppers depend on farmers in Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica for a universal token of love and affection – fresh cut flowers.” ” Ricaurte reports it takes dozens of Boeing 767 temperature-controlled cargo planes to ensure “retailers can be properly stocked with 8 million pounds of fresh cut blossoms in time for Cupid’s big day.” Today is Valentine’s Day.

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Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

Air: In 2016, a new air transport agreement was implemented between the US and Mexico allowing for increased market access for passenger and cargo airlines between the two nations. began shipping cargo to select international destinations.

The Journey of One Banana! A Supply Chain in Motion! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

The majority of banana export comes from 3 countries, which top the list for 2016: Ecuador, Guatemala and Costa Rica. When local production sites have packaged the yield, major distributors load up massive cargo freights on company ships, or those of 3rd party logistic providers.