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.
16 Jun 2014
CHICAGO — Third-party logistics providers looking to acquire other firms should focus on what capabilities the deal will bring, rather than just gaining customers inorganically.
16 Jun 2014
AGRO Merchants Group has been building its portfolio of temperature-controlled warehouse and distribution facilities at nine U.S. and European locations, and CEO Neal Rider says there’s more to come.
13 Jun 2014
Container Corp. of India said it is taking steps to add more intermodal services to help clear a buildup of containers at Nhava Sheva Port.
13 Jun 2014
Like other fashionable buzzwords in the past, the catchphrase “Big Data” has grabbed many headlines in recent months, even as it has left many potential users bewildered about its scope and potential benefits.
13 Jun 2014
Three companies this month have announced investments in temperature-controlled facilities near the Port of Charleston.
Stack of containers
12 Jun 2014
Happy days are here again, at least for non-vessel-operating common carriers.
12 Jun 2014
Industry experts say there’s one unintended side effect of maritime uncertainty: the chance for air freight volumes to soar.
10 Jun 2014
Imperial Tobacco announced plans to float its Logista transport unit on the Madrid stock exchange as its focuses on its core higher margin cigarettes operation.
09 Jun 2014
The rollout of UTi Worldwide’s new forwarding system, 1View, pressured the company’s fiscal first quarter results, according to CEO Eric Kirchner
distribution center
09 Jun 2014
U.S. retailers expect containerized imports to increase 7.5 percent in June year-over-year, with growth tapering through September but rising back up again in October.



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