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

Norbert Dentressangle rose to 24th from 29th after acquiring Fiege’s logistics operations in Italy, Spain and Portugal.
21 Apr 2014
The world’s largest third-party logistics providers showed minuscule growth in 2013 for the second consecutive year, as sluggish trade growth affected forwarding volume and other 3PL segments saw only modest increases.
On panel at right: CEO Frank Appel
03 Apr 2014
Deutsche Post forecast its operating profit will top €5 billion ($6.9 billion) by 2020, driven by double-digit growth at its core DHL logistics unit and an accelerating shift towards fast-growing emerging markets.
02 Apr 2014
A smartphone application that allows truckers to confirm container availability, vessel schedules and other information i
02 Apr 2014
HONG KONG — The phenomenal growth of e-commerce in China has the Big Three integrators salivating as they contemplate a market that offers great opportunities yet remains largely out of reach.
01 Apr 2014
Logistics firm DHL has signed a new agreement to provide rail freight services between China and Europe via a strategic partnership with United Transport and Logistics Company, a joint venture between OJSC Russian Railways, JSC National Company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy and state-owned Belarusian Railway.
01 Apr 2014
Major Japanese international freight forwarder Yusen Logistics Co. released a new medium-term management plan that calls for boosting its group operating revenue by 25 percent within the next three years, but its ambitions go even further.
01 Apr 2014
Descartes Systems Group has acquired Computer Management USA to expand its software as a service offering for logistics clients, particularly those in the U.S. air freight industry.
01 Apr 2014
The Swiss manufacturer of key distribution system components is expanding its own distribution and manufacturing footprint in the U.S. as e-commerce demand fuels distribution center construction.
01 Apr 2014
Transportation writer Greg Knowler joined the JOC today as senior editor for Asia.
Adam Roth
01 Apr 2014
Adam Roth, director of NAI Global Logistics, discusses projected changes in capacity, especially in trucking; rapid growth in Mexico and the transportation network for moving cargo from that nation; rising use of intermodal and railroads; and anticipated increases in the cost of transportation versus the cost of real estate.
27 Mar 2014
An early produce season is already tightening the supply of available northbound tractor-trailers coming from Mexico, Transplace's Troy Ryley says. That's a warning sign for shippers watching truck capacity closely.

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Commentary

The baking of literally billions of Girl Scout cookies and the subsequent distribution and delivery of tens of millions of boxes must be accomplished within a narrow time frame, creating one of today’s truly remarkable logistical feats, and earning admiration from corporate and military logistics alike.

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