Extreme Logistics

A monthly column profiling how specialized cargo is transported around the world under demanding time, temperature, and handling requirements.


Around the World in 80 Days

With their arrival at the port of Le Harve, 420 bottles of Burgundy wine completed an epic around-the-world journey in 80 days.

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Who Said Cheetahs Never Prosper?

Special promotions typically want to avoid mischief. Smooth flows and efficiency are the hallmark of good supply chain management. But Frito-Lay has built in mischief for its limited edition Halloween product promotion.

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First LNG-Powered Containership in World Begins Construction

TOTE and General Dynamics NASSCO mark the start of construction for the first LNG-powered containership in the world in San Diego, Calif.
TOTE and General Dynamics NASSCO mark the start of construction for the first LNG-powered containership in the world in San Diego, Calif.
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Thanksgiving Supply Chain

A turkey in every pot?
For those celebrating Thanksgiving with traditional fare, here are some interesting facts.
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One Whale of a Move

When the University of Georgia’s Museum of Natural History needed roughly 100,000 animal specimens, including the skeleton of a whale, moved from Northeastern University in Boston to Athens, Ga. within 11 days, the project seemed daunting.

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A Barrage of Rain & Bandits

 An epidemic of maternal mortality and the blight of AIDS have plagued Kenya. In March 2003, newly elected Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki declared total war on AIDS in Kenya. Also in 2003, U.S. President George W. Bush announced PEPFAR; in July 2013, he revisited Kenya to reaffirm that promise. 

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U.S. Region: Northeast

Major Market Meets Logistics Challenges

The Northeast U.S. is home to millions of consumers… and a challenging logistics environment.
The Northeast United States can be a balancing act for companies.
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Hail to the Logistical Chiefs

As President Barack Obama steps onto the stage to take the oath of office on Jan. 21, 2013, there is a 200-year tradition of military logistics at work behind the scenes to make it all possible.

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Dragon’s Breadth

For the second time this year, a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is at the ISS – but this time with ice cream.
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Shuttling the Shuttle Trainer

Some would say shipping irreplaceable space exploration history is no easy task. Those people are not the folks at Sealed Air.
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Five Wearable Manufacturing Technologies of the Future

Video applications, Employee Monitoring, Field service, Plant monitoring, Improving employee safety.

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Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.


Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions


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World Trade 100 Magazine

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2014 December

Check out the December 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring our cover story on Air Cargo, The Alliance Awards, plus much more!

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World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling, 1st Edition

Filled with proven operational solutions, it will guide managers as they develop a warehouse master plan, one designed to minimize the effects of supply chain inefficiencies as it improves logistics accuracy and inventory management - and reduces overall warehousing expense.

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