It’s coming up close to a month since I last updated the blog. Plus, it’s been quite a while since I last wrote on what I was up to. Well, the team and I just finished the second big report of the year – Latin America Logistics and Transport and I think it turned out really well. The team decided to try out a few things with this particular report that I’m sure readers will appreciate. What are they? Well, you’ll just have to see for yourself. :)
I haven’t forgotten my plans for part two of Latin American e-commerce logistics companies. In fact, I have the notes but it seems things just keep getting in the way of actually completing this task. A bad trait I’ve always had – a tendency to flit from one project to the next, whatever strikes my fancy at the moment. But, I will finish it soon because I believe it’s a story that needs to be shared. There’s been alot of press concerning Asia, the US and Europe’s e-commerce logistics and I feel folks need to know there’s also alot going on in the LATAM e-commerce logistics space as well.
So, this coming week is going to be a busy one….
Amazon hosts tours of some of its fulfillment centers so I decided to give it a try and lo and behold I got a response back from the company to let me know of an upcoming tour of its Chattanooga facility. So, Tuesday afternoon I will be checking that out.
Tuesday and Wednesday the Home Delivery/E-Tail/Click and Collect Conference is in town and I will be tweeting from there on both days as well.
In the midst of all of this I’m finishing off an article for Port Technology on the US East Coast ports and changing trade lanes. I pulled some trade data from the US government and was somewhat surprised with the results. I’m not sure when the article will be published but I’ll be sure to send it out via Twitter when it’s available.
I also have my Cold Chain IQ post to work on which I’ll also send out via Twitter later in the week.
Lastly, I’m reportless for the next few months! So, what am doing? Ah….updating our fantastic portal – a task that has been long overdue. Project Portal is what we’re calling this task and it’s one in which I’m updating and expanding the North American section. For portal subscribers, let me know what you think as the analysis is posted and for non-subscribers, you can request a demo of the portal, just let me know.
As for the next Ti reports, look for the annual Contract Logistics report to be published the end of this month. After that, in late May, I believe, will be a first for us – FMCG Logistics and Transport and then the always popular Freight Forwarding report in mid-July.
And so, with that, it’s a pretty day here and I have a few chores to complete before we sit down and enjoy Easter Dinner.