International Logistics

Dockworkers pose with their Transportation Worker Identification Credentials, which were mandated by Congress in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

U.S. marine terminals and vessels handling dangerous bulk goods or carrying more than 1,000 passengers have been given a two-year deadline to electronically verify Transportation Worker Identification Credentials.


Cars are unloaded from the Jean Anne, the first ship to call the Port of San Francisco's Pier 80 in 2016.
Pasha Automotive Services has launched a car-carrier service to the Port of San Francisco.

Target is just one of the many retailers and manufacturers grappling with the issue of inventory placement as e-commerce growth challenges logistics professionals.
Retailer tightens control over delivery times, flow of inventory from warehouses as e-commerce grows.

Shipping Corporation of India, a ship of which is pictured, and Shreyas Shipping and Logistics blamed weak demand and freight rates for their first-quarter peformances.
Shipping Corporation of India and Shreyas Shipping and Logistics could not increase profits in the first fiscal quarter as they teamed up to corner coastal demand.

The first half could have been worse for Kerry Logistics, where an ongoing expansion in growing Asian markets helped to offset weak global demand.
Kerry Logistics has a soft first half as weak trade growth puts the brakes on volume.

Strikes and slowdowns by Brazilian customs officers are causing chaos and losses for shippers and shipping lines.

Asia-Europe spot rates fell for the fourth consecutive week, with not enough peak season demand to lift prices.

China International Marine Containers is the world's largest container manufacturer and expects the current market to take a toll on its earnings.
Logistics property developer GLP has entered into a long-term agreement with box-maker China International Marine Containers.

The reluctance of the transportation and shipping industries to experiment with, develop and adopt new technologies has created space for upstart rivals.
Tech firms are locked in a battle for the hearts and minds of freight forwarders and shippers as they develop online marketplaces aimed at streamlining the freight booking and rate management process.

Retailers such as Wal-Mart want to reduce inventory while offering more products.