International Logistics

online shopping in China
China's largest fresh produce e-tailer, FruitDay, signed off on a $70 million tie-up with direct online sales giant JD.com in the single biggest e-commerce fresh produce deal made in the country so far.

High-tech companies around the world expect exports to grow over the next two years, but air cargo freight and passenger jets are set to gain not container lines.

Shipping businesses in China are finally emulating their Western peers by embracing the opportunities and challenges brought by the internet, cloud computing, and big data.

Strong gains across multiple segments, especially international cargo activity, helped India’s Allcargo Logistics deliver impressive earnings results in the fiscal year ended March 31.

reefer shipment
It’s no secret that specialized carriers are losing refrigerated cargo market share to containerized carriers, but details about why it’s happening, how much cargo is really shifting and who ultimately will control which pieces of the market are less apparent.

Logistics Plus, a global provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, has opened offices in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt, and formed a Logistics Plus Eqypt operation that includes a warehouse in Badr City just outside of Cairo.

In a deal expected to close on Aug. 1, Scarbrough International, a Kansas City-based logistics and customs brokerage firm, will expand its operations south and into Mexico.

container ship at Garden City Terminal, Port of Savanah, with reefers onboard
The Port of Savannah is ramping up its refrigerated cargo capacity after substantial year-over-year growth in reefer cargo at the Georgia port.

Royal Mail
Royal Mail, the U.K. postal group, boosted full-year operating profit by 6 percent as cost cuts offset sluggish revenues in an increasingly competitive parcels market.

More high-tech companies across the globe are moving their operations back to, or near, the location of demand for their products, building more flexibility into their supply chains, according to a new study published by UPS.