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

16 Apr 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. — Technology similar to Uber and other apps that allow big-city users to call a taxi or black sedan with their smartphones could soon hit the U.S. trucking industry, potentially displacing freight brokers that fail to adapt, a senior equity research analyst warned on April 12.
Making Christmas ornaments in a maquiladora.
15 Apr 2014
JUAREZ, Mexico — Each Christmas ornament or mannequin that is shipped from here to major U.S. retailers is a sign of Mexico’s growing competitive edge with China.
14 Apr 2014
Goodman Group plans to increase its investment in China to $3 billion in the next three to four years, Philip Pearce, the Australia-listed global industrial property developer’s China country manager, said in Shanghai.
11 Apr 2014
A national standard of care is needed to give freight brokers guidelines on how to use federal CSA safety data when contracting carriers, the Transportation Intermediaries Association says.
09 Apr 2014
It has been several months since China’s first Pilot Free Trade Zone (Shanghai FTZ) launched in Shanghai, but the shipping and logistics industry is still waiting for more policies to be clarified.
09 Apr 2014
UTi Worldwide says it saw “pockets of strength” in its air freight forwarding segment’s fiscal fourth quarter, contributing to a slight volume increase year-over-year, although that was not enough to offset a challenging pricing environment and softness in the global economy.
09 Apr 2014
Despite growing concerns about tight supplies and rising prices, U.S. red meat exports performed well in February...
Carlos Martinez-Tomatis
09 Apr 2014
Carlos Martinez-Tomatis, division vice president of ABF Global, sees 2014 as a challenging year for NVOCCs in the trans-Pacific.
08 Apr 2014
A high-powered Singapore business delegation left for China’s Shandong Province today on a mission to boost exports to the country and attract investors.
Stephane Rambaud
07 Apr 2014
Stephane Rambaud, senior vice president at C.H. Robinson, discusses the integration of Phoenix International, which the logistics firm acquired in 2012, the company's consolidation services, and the challenges of volatility in the trans-Pacific trade.
07 Apr 2014
Foreign investment in the five founding members of ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, last year topped $128.4 billion, five times the 2001 level, Merrill Lynch economist Chua Hak Bin said in a report carried today by the South China Morning Post.

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Transshipping can be fraught with costs, time and risk that need to be fully recognized, weighed and accepted before proceeding with this option.

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