NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY
National Logistics Day™ is observed annually on June 28th in appreciation for the importance that 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 and kept a detailed written record paving the way for future traders and merchants to use between Europe and China. In 1896, the first “horseless carriage” semi-truck was invented, improving how goods would move across our country. The first air cargo flight took place in 1910 between Dayton and Columbus, increasing the speed with which goods could be delivered in the U.S. In 1956, the first container ship sailed from the port of New Jersey to Texas, forever changing how goods would move around the world. And that’s how early logistics started, demonstrating how logistics connects the world and always has.
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 NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY
Visit www.NationalLogisticsDay.com to read interesting facts about the logistics industry, grab a copy of the official holiday logo, or download a complimentary copy of the Logistics Careers For Dummies® eBook. You can also use the #NationalLogisticsDay hashtag to give social media shout-outs to friends, family, or colleagues that work 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 and to create 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. With nearly 50 country flags flying on top of the building – each one representing a nationality of one its employees or customers – the building is an iconic hub for transportation and logistics services and the perfect venue to launch a National Logistics Day celebration.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Logistics Day to be observed on June 28 annually.
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