Freight Transport and Logistics Lectures
January 19, 2012 4:41 PM   Subscribe

Recommendations for interesting/inspiring lectures on the topic of freight transport, and logistics?

I'm new to the industry, and looking at improving my knowledge and public speaking skills by seeing how the pros do it.

I am interested in understanding why freight matters, challenges for the industry, how to address regulatory burdens, funding issues, national investment, best practice etc.

Thanks in advance!
posted by travellingincognito to Education (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
You know, I actually can't help. But I do know a Mefite who would probably like to know what you discover...
posted by cromagnon at 4:56 PM on January 19, 2012

I love allkindsoftime's answers in this thread. I'm not even interested in freight, really, but I found his answers fascinating.
posted by jayder at 5:17 PM on January 19, 2012

Related, on the green: "How does international shipping work?"
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:24 PM on January 19, 2012

I just ran across an interesting-looking lecture from Marc Levinson called "The Traveling Box: Container as Global Icon of Our Era". He also wrote a book on the subject ("The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger"). I haven't seen or read either (though I would like to), but thought these might be useful in your research.
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:31 PM on January 19, 2012

My dad & brother do this stuff for a living, and they often have very interesting stories to tell. If you like infrastructure, it's a very deep topic. (Have you chased down the topic of infrastructure, by the way? It might lead you to good stuff.)
posted by wenestvedt at 12:45 PM on January 20, 2012

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