International Logistics

The acquisition by REZ shows the growing importance of digital platforms in the chassis market.
Direct ChassisLink's acquisition this week of a technology company will broaden the intermodal equipment manager’s ability to manage assets.

Asia-Europe spot freight rates continued their steady march down from the year’s high reached on July 1.

Panalpina’s profit stalled and revenue slumped in the first half.

Kuehne + Nagel, the German headquarters of which is pictured, in the second quarter handled more than 1 million TEUs in a single quarter for the first time.
Kuehne + Nagel managed to grow in a largely stagnant global freight environment.

Computer numeric control machining, pictured, is used to make complex shapes and components for industrial manufacturing. Toolots is a specialized web platform for shippers of such machinery.
A new start-up offers to make life easier for shippers of manufacturing machinery, from finding buyers to providing logistics.

New online sales events such as Amazon's Prime Day increase demand for last-mile capacity.

After six years of rapid, acquisition-fueled growth, XPO is under growing pressure from some investors to show results.
Shifting focus from acquisitions to profit-building, XPO works to convince investors it will succeed in the long-haul.

Inland ports are helping retailers cover supply chain gaps generated by growing e-commerce demand.

Ocean Alliance members CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Orient Overseas Container Line and Evergreen Line see major opportunity in deploying more services to the East and West coasts.

Spot rates in the eastbound trans-Pacific got a nice pop this week.