Echoing Newton, it might be said that our times can move faster because we stand on the shoulders of giants that preceded us. The internal combustion engine and air travel followed inevitably upon developments already made during late 19th century. In what is considered a milestone event of human endeavor, the temples of Abul Simbel and Philae were relocated 60 meters above their original location when it was threatened with submersion during the building of the huge Aswan dam on the banks of Nile in Egypt during the mid 60s. Moving of material and people – of any number and quantity – is no more an impossibility. Material transport has become intensely easier and cheaper, allowing intermixing of people and materials all over the world.
With access into foreign shores becoming easier as all communities join the international communion, the dream of a truly globalized world is on its way towards consummation. The needs for distribution and movement of goods have kept pace with their production.
Freight movement involves humongous quantities of material – perishable, non-perishable, fragile and non-fragile, toxic and non-toxic, and all other varieties. Logistics have improved to such an extent that we are able to gift a Dutch tulip sitting in the US. This section of the web directory is a tribute to the vast developments made in improved logistics in the journey of our civilization.