On Wednesday morning I flew down to Miami for a client meeting. It wasn’t until I boarded the airplane and placed my bag under the seat in front of me that I noticed this:
Yes, I flew on a Boeing 737-MAX 8 on Wednesday, and a few hours after I landed, the U.S. followed the lead of other countries and grounded the fleet too. If I had known days in advance that I would be on that plane, I probably would have stressed about it for days, especially since my daughter was traveling with me. But by the time I started feeling anxious about it, we were already airborne and cruising at 30,000 feet.
I was supposed to fly home on the same airplane tonight, but just like when I boarded on Wednesday, I have no idea what type of airplane I will board tonight.
Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.
But not when it comes to supply chain and logistics news, so here are the headlines that caught my attention this week:
- Brexit: MPs vote by a majority of 211 to seek delay to EU departure (BBC)
- Brexit prompts UK logistics exodus (Lloyd’s Loading List)
- A Logistics Provider Looks to AI to Keep Its Trucks on the Road (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Alibaba’s Latest Deal Should Deliver the Goods (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Elemica Acquires EMNS, a Leading Material Quality Compliance Provider
- Quiet Logistics acquired by real estate partners (DC Velocity)
- Navis Acquires Octopi Terminal Operating System
- Labelmaster Outlines Impact of New Lithium Battery Transport Rules
- Teach e-commerce shippers dangerous goods rules and criminalise those who break them (The Loadstar)
- Coalition of Trade Groups Throw Support Behind Younger Truck Driver Bill (Truckinginfo)
Since I’ll be giving a talk this morning on digital transformation, I am short on time, so I’ll share my comments next week.
Have a great weekend!
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