International Logistics

Erik Yim at TPM 2015.
Erik Yim, senior commercial director for China Merchants Holdings (International), on competition in South China, CMHI's home ports development, the impact of growing manufacturing in the Pearl River Delta region and the company's expansion strategies.

DHL Express will invest $20 million in sub-Saharan Africa this year to increase its footprint, taking the German logistics giant’s total investment in the continent to more than $50 million in the last year.

CEVA Logistics is developing its global consolidation operations and less-than-container-load services, and has announced the launching of a weekly LCL offering from Singapore to New York.

Kerry Logistics grew its net profit by 11 percent in the first half to $69 million, driven by strong growth in its core integrated logistics and freight forwarding segments, but raised concerns over weak economic conditions that are affecting the cargo handling business.

Supply chain management company CEVA has named Arjan Kaaks, who has extensive executive experience at major retailers, including Unilever, as chief financial officer.

U.S. retailers and manufacturers are slicing into inventories they built up during the West Coast port labor dispute, contributing to what's reported to be a softer third-quarter freight market. Stronger consumer spending may help shippers balance inventories as peak season demand picks up.

After decades of moving operations overseas, executives at U.S. manufacturing and distribution firms say they’re coming home, or at least closer to home via Mexico.

Cargo Chief's Abtin Hamidi says shippers can find truck capacity at the right price, if they know where to look. Web-based and mobile technology can hand them the keys.

Several compressed natural gas fueling stations for trucks and other vehicles across the U.S. opened over the past few weeks, a sign that lower diesel prices may have slowed but not stopped the conversion of truck fleets to the alternative fuel.

Two new products from INTTRA, the e-commerce cargo-booking portal, show how the logistics industry is diving into so-called “big data” and working to transform raw information into supply chain intelligence.