Category Archives: Logistics from Long Ago

Logistics from Long Ago: The Romans and the NASA Shuttle Program

This blog post reminds us that many of the things we deal with today are based on decisions and events from the past. This is excerpted from a book written by Leonard Deddo (source information is below). The U.S. Standard railroad gauge … Continue reading

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A Lineage of Logistics

17 Battery Place in New York City. How many people know the exact work address of their father? Or their grandfather? I do. Up until a few years ago, 17 Battery Place was the epicenter of freight forwarding and international … Continue reading

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Logistics from Long Ago: The Hanseatic League

The European Union, NAFTA and the WTO are examples of trade agreements that we work with on a daily basis today. These agreements facilitate trade between its members and, typically, provide mutual benefits for all member-states. Long before these multinational … Continue reading

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Logistics from Long Ago: The Roman Pantheon

How do you move 16 columns of granite at 60 tons each from Egypt to Rome? Sounds hard enough by modern standards, but imagine doing it 1,900 years ago during the 2nd century! That is exactly what the Emperor of … Continue reading

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