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

Cass Freight Index through June 2014
09 Jul 2014
Five straight months of growth have pushed North American freight shipments to a height not seen since the beginning of the recession, according to the Cass Freight Index.
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.
23 Jun 2014
The Port of Virginia has launched its Navis N4 terminal operating system at Norfolk International Terminals two weeks ahead of the scheduled July 4 start date.
20 Jun 2014
ContainerPort Group has promoted Russel A. Graef to president, effective immediately.
20 Jun 2014
What exactly is an e-commerce warehouse?
Prologis Logistics Center, China
20 Jun 2014
Logistics property developers in China continue to supply new warehouses to support a seemingly insatiable appetite for e-commerce distribution facilities.
19 Jun 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S.

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Commentary

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