How One Stuck Ship Can Upset a Whole Supply Chain

Just one boat and one waterway, still, the Suez Canal blockage from a wedged in container ship affected the global supply chain.

Why It’s Tough to Turn Around a Big Ship

Large container ships can carry approximately 22,000 boxes called TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units). Above, the vessel in our featured image has 15,000 containers. In just one of them, you can add 48,000 bananas to the global supply chain. Or, imagine…

The Pandemic’s Popcorn Problems

Because of coronavirus lockdowns and social distancing, movie theaters created popcorn problems for farmers.

What the Waffle House Index Says About a Storm

As a leading indicator for business activity during a natural disaster, the color coding for the Waffle House Index provides a handy forecast.

Why the Panama Canal is Bigger and Better

Enabling the newest massive container ships to travel to the East Coast, the Panama Canal expansion changed the world’s transportation infrastructure.