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

14 Jul 2014
China e-commerce giant Alibaba will partner with state-owned China Shipping Group to set up an integrated and
27 Jun 2014
Waterloo, Ontario-based Descartes Systems Group announced the pricing of its public shares this week as sales start to bring the global logistics technology provider to the U.S. and Canadian stock exchanges.
intermodal rail
27 Jun 2014
U.S. commodity exporters are enjoying another year of especially low freight rates, but these benefits are often negated by carriers’ sloppy processing of documentation, longer transit times and inland transportation costs from the nation’s interior.
26 Jun 2014
The lifting of sanctions against Myanmar two years ago came at a time when garment makers in China were struggling with fast-rising labor costs and looking around Asia for alternative sourcing options.
Augmented reality
26 Jun 2014
Driverless trucks and completely automated warehousing systems may seem like futuristic gimmicks, but some technological advances could have a big impact on the shipping industry’s efficiency and reliability in the coming years, and they don’t involve robots and flying cars.
CNG sign
26 Jun 2014
The next big thing in transportation isn’t drones, or driverless trucks, but natural gas-powered trucks, according to trucking and energy officials. But it could be many years before compressed or liquefied natural gas bumps diesel at the pumps.
25 Jun 2014
Damco, Maersk Group’s logistics unit, has started operations at the first international container freight station in Myanmar.
25 Jun 2014
WASHINGTON — U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero today said the agency is reaching out to container lines for specifics on their planned congestion surcharges ahead of potential work stoppages at U.S. West Coast ports.
24 Jun 2014
HP now stacks up to 50 containers on a block train that travels from Chongqing to the German city of Duisburg, on a route known as the New Silk Way that was developed by Kazakhstan Railways.
24 Jun 2014
The “Uberization” of trucking appears to be gaining momentum.
23 Jun 2014
Kongsberg Norcontrol IT will lead a new three-year research project, SESAME Straits, that it hopes will improve ship traffic management in the straits of Malacca and Singapore and lay groundwork for the International Maritime Organization’s e-navigation implementation strategy.

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Commentary

Last winter’s supply chain disruptions were simply glimpses into what could become the new normal.

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