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NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY
Annually, National Logistics Day ™ on June 28th promotes appreciation for the important role the logistics industry plays in both our national and global economies!
The logistics industry first started to take form when Marco Polo traveled to China on the Silk Road. His detailed written record paved the way for future traders and merchants traveling between Europe and China. In 1896, the invention of the “horseless carriage” semi-truck improved how goods moved across our country. Just 14 years later, the first air cargo flight took place in 1910. The flight between Dayton and Columbus dramatically increased the speed with which goods could be delivered in the U.S. By 1956, the first container ship sailed from the port of New Jersey to Texas. Shipments forever changed how goods moved around the world. These advancements demonstrate how logistics connect the world – and always have.
Today, logistics expenses in the U.S. account for nearly 8% of everything we make and sell. That includes packaging, warehousing, shipping, and more. The third-party logistics (3PL) industry – those who help businesses efficiently manage logistics across their supply chains (from 3PLs to truckers to warehouse managers) – represents an $800 billion industry on its own.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLogisticsDay
While celebrating the day, visit www.NationalLogisticsDay.com to read interesting facts about the logistics industry. When you are there, you can also grab a copy of the official holiday logo, or download a complimentary copy of the Logistics Careers For Dummies® eBook. Don’t forget to use the #NationalLogisticsDay hashtag to give social media shout-outs to friends, family, or colleagues working in the logistics and supply chain fields.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY
Logistics Plus Inc founded National Logistics Day in 2019 to celebrate the important, growing logistics industry. Since 1996, Logistics Plus® has been doing its part to help support the logistics industry. It also creates both challenging and rewarding jobs in the U.S. and around the world – all with a Passion For Excellence™. The company’s global headquarters is located in the historic Erie, Pennsylvania train station. All around the building, nearly 50 country flags fly with each one representing the nationality of one of its employees or customers. This iconic hub for transportation and logistics services is the perfect venue for launching a National Logistics Day celebration.
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