International Logistics

A new report released by The Boston Consulting Group indicates traditional views of where low-cost and high-cost manufacturing regions are located are out of date, suggesting companies should modernize their global sourcing and production networks.

BNSF Alliance intermodal center
Distribution centers and manufacturing plants are increasingly springing up around U.S. intermodal terminals, as shippers aim to reduce drayage costs and overall tightening truck capacity fuels intermodal volume growth.

Livingston International, a major North American customs broker and forwarder, has further expanded its presence at the New York-New Jersey and Los Angeles-Long Beach port complexes...

As trucks travel interstate highways, onboard sensors are collecting, sending and receiving information, with the lion’s share going to and coming from a fleet management system. But as technology advances, the truck is being knit into a broader, more open network.

Kerry Logistics chairman George Yeo and group managing director and executive director William Ma announce the company’s results.
Kerry Logistics reported an 8 percent increase in net profit for the first half as its integrated logistics segment showed solid growth in China and across ASEAN.

As global demand for refrigerated transport service rises, Ryder Europe is adding more temperature-controlled trailers to its rental fleet in the United Kingdom.

Both UPS and FedEx have received long-awaited approval from the Chinese government to widen operations in the country.

Refrigerated capacity in the container ship fleet is expected to surge around 22 percent through 2018, at the expense of a declining specialized reefer fleet, according to Drewry’s latest Reefer Shipping Market Annual Review & Forecast.

Unishippers, the package and freight shipping reseller, has established a logistics subsidiary to help its franchise owners expand as it takes aim at a $1 billion revenue target.

Despite the loss of a refrigerated rail pioneer, other operators say they are still growing and that they’re better shielded from poor rail performance than Cold Train was.