International Logistics

Shipping Australia Limited is betting the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal will be a boon for the Australian reefer trade, which the country hopes will offset the trade losses sustained after the commodity bust.

Recent harsh winters, equipment shortages and longshore labor disruptions have taught beneficial cargo owners that supply chain plans of the past are inadequate in today’s unpredictable transportation environment if they do not include risk assessment and management.

The labor dispute that clogged West Coast ports with containers for months is still shaping freight markets, speakers at the JOC Inland Distribution Conference say, months after a contract was signed and the freight logjam broke.

China’s economic slowdown is not putting the brakes on foreign logistics property developers that have in the past month signed new leases for more than 4 million square feet in cities across the mainland.

A developer is adding more than half a million square feet of speculative industrial space at BNSF Railway’s Logistics Park Kansas City.

Orbcomm, a technology company with a focus on asset tracking, has purchased WAM Technologies as it seeks to bolster its maritime presence.

Poste Italiane, Italy’s state-owned postal company is expected to start selling shares in its initial public offering next week and make its debut on the Milan stock exchange at the end of October or early November.

The coming "data explosion" could help make transportation networks much more efficient — if we can agree on what information to share and with whom to share it.

Con-way Freight today said it will raise non-contract tariff rates 4.9 percent this month, following rate hikes announced by FedEx Freight in the U.S. and DHL Freight in Europe.

To own or not to own assets: that is the question facing third-party logistics and transport operators in a world where the supply and cost of shipping capacity, on land at least, is increasingly uncertain. XPO Logistics believes it has an answer: Do both.