International Logistics

Freight transportation is a hot target market for companies that want to emulate the success of Uber, and Airbnb. A truck is not a taxi, however, and the "shared economy" in the freight world will likely look different than it does in other markets.

Seven out of 10 global shippers lack the visibility in their supply chains needed to prepare and respond to disruptions — whether they are port labor slowdowns, natural disasters or something else.

As it gets closer to a $1.35 billion acquisition by DSV, logistics company UTi Worldwide opens new multimodal facilities in Southeast Asia to speed freight to Europe and the U.S.

IT platforms are transforming China’s less-than-truckload market, with a flood of Uber-like apps for trucks being used within cities and in the intra-city business, according to a Goldman Sachs logistics report.

The top 100 cold chain logistics players in China account for just 0.4 percent of the market, with the highly fragmented nature of the supply chain struggling to keep up with rapidly rising demand.

Descartes Systems has acquired Oz Development in a $29.5 million deal that will allow the company to extend its access to small-to-medium sizedcustomers. It’s the third major acquisition for Descartes in what the Waterloo, Canada-based firm global logistics software developer has called a “breakout year.”

DHL has named Mike Parra, a long-time logistics professional, to the position of CEO DHL Express Americas, replacing Stephen Fenwick, who is retiring Dec. 31.

A new dry port with a capacity of 900,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units will be built in the territory of the Nadezhdinskaya special economic zone in Russia’s Far East Primorye Territory to cope with growing volume.

APM Terminals has opened the expanded Aqaba Logistics Village, a multi-purpose distribution center close to Jordan’s main container port.

The National Automobile Dealers Association raised its forecast for 2016 U.S. car and light truck sales to 17.7 million units, a record high that will drive automotive freight and logistics demand.