International Logistics

Hard first half trading environment reflected in Li&Fung results.


A new white paper commissioned by the Van Horne Institute and completed by JOC outlines how Canada can build on its success in creating inland ports.

It could be some time before Cuban container cranes, such as these pictured in Havana, start lifting more volumes bound for international markets.
Commercial shipping's opportunities to do business with Cuba are unlikely to significantly improve until at least February 2018.

Cheaper production and material costs and sagging demand have contributed to the decline.

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.