International Logistics

The Port of Los Angeles is teaming up with terminal operators and a harbor drayage company to launch a container free-flow operation aimed at reducing congestion at the largest U.S. port while delivering import loads to retailers and other large shippers quickly and efficiently.

Trucks at the Port of Santos
After 10 days of "spontaneous" protests, many independent truck drivers in Brazil have agreed to government-inspired peace talks aimed at preventing the South American country from grinding to a halt.

Singapore-based Global Logistic Properties Limited (GLP) has completed the acquisition of one of the largest logistics platforms in the U.S. for $8.1 billion.

Freight forwarder Expeditors International saw air freight volume soar in the fourth quarter, reaching a 19 percent year-over-year increase in December, as shippers tried to fly over West Coast port gridlock.

Retailers continue to feel the hangover of West Coast port gridlock that will persist for weeks despite tentative agreement on a coastwide longshore labor contract.

Kuehne+Nagel in 2014 became the largest non-vessel operating common carrier serving the overall U.S. import market, knocking longtime leader Expeditors International out of the top spot, according to PIERS, a sister product of JOC.com within IHS.

Kuehne+Nagel posted a new record result in 2014 driven by a return to profit from its inland division and what it described as dmarket-beating growth in sea and air freight traffic.

Damco’s decline deepened in 2014 as the Maersk Group’s freight forwarding and logistics unit saw ocean and air freight volumes slide in a growing market.