The top 10 most-read Logistics of Things stories of 2019

In the last week of 2019, we take you through the most popular stories published on Logistics of Things over the course of the year.
30 December 2019

The trade war has dominated headlines this year as a slowdown in global trade continues to take a heavy toll on the world’s economies.

In the coming year, we will dig deeper to share more detailed insights on how countries and sectors are performing, how innovation is transforming the logistics industry, and how sustainability remains a key focus in everything we do.

For now, as the year comes to an end, the Logistics of Things team combed through our data to uncover the most-read stories that resonated with you. Besides the developments in global trade, many other stories on Logistics of Things have also captured your attention in 2019, which saw the launch of our Global Trade Barometer microsite and our Logistically Speaking glossary page.

Here’s a rundown of our top 10 most-read stories, in reverse order:

10. Cyclone Idai

In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai which swept through Southeast Africa, a team of 12 volunteers from Deutsche Post DHL Group’s Disaster Response team worked in rotation to process nearly 800 tons of cargo from aircrafts arriving at Mozambique’s Beira Airport.

DPDHL Group's Disaster Response Team in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai

9. DHL’s 50th year anniversary

To celebrate DHL’s half-century, we look back at some of the brand’s milestones to fame since its humble beginnings in 1969.

DHL relocated its flagship European hub to Leipzig, Germany in 2008.

8. Reducing carbon emissions in Lesotho

A climate protection project called “Save80 Stoves for Lesotho” equips families with efficient cooking stoves to combat household air pollution caused by the inefficient use of firewood.

7. Digital twins in logistics

Digital twinning can help companies to design, visualize, monitor, manage, and maintain their assets more effectively. Further developments could create new opportunities for industries including manufacturing, healthcare, and logistics.

6. Logistics patents of the future

From flying warehouses to autonomous delivery vehicles, we take a look at five of the most promising patents that are set to transform logistics.

Meerkat is a product of Start-up Lab, Deutsche Post DHL Group’s internal corporate incubation program for logistics innovations.
Meerkat is a product of Start-up Lab, Deutsche Post DHL Group’s internal corporate incubation program for logistics innovations.

5. Hokkaido’s prized scallops

The burgeoning global demand for Japanese scallops is a boon for the country’s seafood industry, but it all counts on continued support from the government and a well-connected logistics network.

Hokkaido scallops

4. Working in a conflict zone

Moustafa Elbanhawi, the former country manager of DHL Global Forwarding Iraq, recounts his time managing a young, ambitious team and navigating through crises in the volatile country.

Moustafa Elbanhawi, Vice President, Industrial Projects & Business Development, DHL Global Forwarding Middle East & Africa

3. Australian fresh produce in demand

A surge in cross-border e-commerce, improved logistics, and bilateral trade agreements are cementing Australia’s reputation as a global leader in fresh food exports.

2. Innovation in baseball

In baseball-crazy Taiwan, sports technology firm Jingle has developed a solution to help players up their game.

The STRIKE baseball looks, feels, and weighs exactly like a regular baseball.

1. Egypt’s new beginning

Years on from the Arab Spring, Egypt has embarked on a series of economic reforms to develop the private sector and boost trade.

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