International Logistics

Global logistics represents the process involved in getting a product from the factory floor to the store shelf, and everything in between. It includes the global sourcing of the product — where it’s manufactured — its transportation, the industrial real estate sites and warehouses that hold it prior to delivery, the logistics management software and other technology used throughout the supply chain and the third-party logistics providers who manage the process from beginning to end.

News & Analysis

13 Jul 2014
A consortium of Japan’s Mitsui & Co. and Mitsubishi Estate Co. has agreed to acquire a significant stake in a logistics facility developing subsidiary of Beijing Properties (Holdings) Ltd.
Weekly wrap-up for July 12, 2014
12 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association surprised watchers by announcing a 72-hour hiatus in their negotiations so that the union could deal with unrelated talks in the Pacific Northwest, and by extending the expired coastwide contract during the suspension of negotiations.
11 Jul 2014
Fast-growing Crane Worldwide Logistics is expanding, albeit cautiously.
10 Jul 2014
A shortcut to a major intermodal complex in the Chicago area should be accessible to truckers until at least the autumn of 2015 now that a trial concerning a repealed ban isn’t expected until then.
Cass Freight Index through June 2014
09 Jul 2014
Five straight months of growth have pushed North American freight shipments to a height not seen since the beginning of the recession, according to the Cass Freight Index.
Seko Logistics’ new Milton Keynes facility.
09 Jul 2014
Seko Logistics has invested in a 152,000-square-foot logistics center in Milton Keynes, England, to keep pace with rapid growth in U.K. retailers’ online sales.
Doctor and patient
07 Jul 2014
Endochoice, a six-year-old Atlanta-based importer of medical devices and disposable infectious control supplies and services for gastroenterologists, most of whom were in the U.S., had to reengineer its global supply chain last year when it acquired high-tech medical companies in Israel and Germany and began to manufacture and distribute a sophisticated new system for colonoscopies internationally.
06 Jul 2014
Damco, Maersk Group’s logistics unit, 
Goodman Landport Logistics Estate
06 Jul 2014
Rapidly rising demand for retail and e-commerce logistics in China is providing warehouse property developers with a constant stream of business in both tier one cities along the coast and in the less developed inland regions.
06 Jul 2014
The logistics demands of home delivery and a shopping explosion in emerging markets are revolutionizing the contract logistics field, according to Transport Intelligence’s new Global Contract Logistics 2014 report.
A Wal-Mart store in Canada.
04 Jul 2014
Wal-Mart Canada has purchased two privately held Canadian logistics firms.

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Commentary

Last winter’s supply chain disruptions were simply glimpses into what could become the new normal.