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ALDIstribution centers in the United States: UPDATED


As ALDI continues its rapid expansion of grocery stores across the United States, its distribution and logistics network is growing as well. Below is a list of the company’s  distribution centers including a new facility in Petersburg, Virginia and one … Continue reading

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Hey, Kohl’s – how about a bike rack?


Rode my new Trek Allant to the local Kohl’s store this morning. I ended up parking and locking it inside the vestibule, as there are no bike racks and not even any signs near the entrance to park my bike … Continue reading

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Great seaports from space – Africa


Some of the most spectacular images yet come from the great seaports of Africa. In particular, the marvelous black and white satellite shot of Dakar, Senegal resembles the angry mouth of a sea monster ready to devour its prey. Along … Continue reading

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“Odessa” – where dreams and nightmares collide


When I purchased the Kindle e-book Odessa, Genius and Death in a City of Dreams,  I was excited to learn more about the Russian and Ukrainian history pertaining to this famous seaport founded by Catherine the Great. Never did I ever … Continue reading

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Are we missing a golden opportunity?


I’ve been thinking about the topic of logistics since reading the book Aerotropolis several months ago. One logistical issue that comes up on a regular basis is the congestion and delays that take place in and around Chicago. Being a … Continue reading

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The branding of American airports


In the early days of aviation, airports were little more than muddy fields with a rutted airstrip and a windsock. Today, they are an increasingly vital part of the economic health and prosperity of a city, metropolitan area, region, state, or even … Continue reading

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America’s largest commercial airports by acreage


The following list identifies the commercial passenger airports in the United States that are 2,500 acres or larger in land area. The data is directly from the Federal Aviation Administration and is current as of January 10, 2013. For those who may … Continue reading

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The age of the aerotropolis beltway


In the midst of reading John Kasarda and Greg Lindsay’s definitive and thoroughly interesting book entitled Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next, I began to ponder some of the surface transportation ramifications of this megatrend. In particular, those impacts taking … Continue reading

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Review of “How Soccer Explains the World”


When a book starts off by praising Rupert Murdoch, I am more than a bit leery. In this case the reason for the praise was to thank Fox for initiating broadcasts of European soccer leagues here in the states. In that regard, the … Continue reading

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