Train Robberies

In LA County, container theft increased over 160% from 2020 to 2021. Over 90 containers were broken into each day.

It is estimated that this theft will cost Union Pacific (UP) over $5 million.

Videos and photos have shown one stretch of UP track littered with remains of packages that were stolen from containers. These items included boxes of products, as well as UPS and FedEx packages. The volume of litter required cleanup crews multiple days of work to clear the site.

IKEA To Decarbonize Its Last Mile Delivery

IKEA is partnering with Bolt Logistics to reach its goal of 100% zero emission deliveries by 2025 in Canada.

By using its fleet of electric trucks for last mile delivery, Bolt Logistics helps IKEA decarbonize its supply chain.  The partnership demonstrates both companies’ commitment to environmental sustainability.

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Drones Require a Mailbox Redesign

Mailboxes stand poised for a high-tech update!

Today’s mailboxes, designed about 100 years ago, are not equipped to handle drone deliveries, forcing drones to drop packages in open areas like a recipient’s yard or porch. While much attention has been focused on the design and marketing of drones, far less has been done to create a safe and secure way for the package to be held upon drop-off.

Dronedek hopes to popularize a new vision for mailboxes:  temperature controlled, locked devices that […]

Container Ship Congestion at California Ports

Pandemic-related shortages of goods have continued to be a problem. One of the biggest issues has been the backlog of ships waiting for the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Approximately 40% of the containers that come to the U.S. go through the San Pedro Ports (Long Beach and Los Angeles). The number of ships waiting for these ports was 101 as of the beginning of February 2022. According to the Port of L.A. Operations Report, as […]

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