International Logistics

As trucking companies strive to improve efficiency and streamline operations, shippers that actively help motor carriers improve productivity and profitability are the most desirable business partners, according to a new survey by Transplace.

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is seeking authority to use its website instead of the Federal Register to provide public notice when it revokes or suspends the licenses of ocean transportation intermediaries.

Ship agents at India’s Port of Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva) have expressed concern over a lack of effective measures by state-owned rail operator Container Corp. of India in clearing import backlogs that have reached “unprecedented” levels at the country’s biggest box gateway.

Chronic overcapacity in air and ocean container markets presents a long-term obstacle to profitability of forwarders, which achieve better results when rates are higher, according to Stifel.

INTTRA has hired John F. Fay, formerly of brokerage Newedge Group, as CEO, effective immediately.

Spurred by stronger industrial production, consumer spending and housing activity, truckload rates rose 5.2 percent on average in June from a year ago...

Panalpina’s ocean container traffic grew three times faster than the market in the second quarter, but barely made a profit for the global freight forwarding and logistics group.

Factory worker in China
Rising labor costs continue to drive factories out of the Pearl River Delta...

computer malware
A sophisticated computer attack launched from China stole financial records, customer data and shipment manifests from as many as seven shipping and logistics companies, using handheld scanners infected with malicious software to crack through corporate security systems.

Stem cell testing
Refrigerated just isn’t cold enough for some shippers, especially those moving extremely temperature-sensitive life sciences or medical products.