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

Truck with Project 21 decal.
18 Apr 2014
EL PASO, Texas — The trucks here crossing the border from Juarez, Mexico, with “Project 21” decals are cleared by U.S. and Mexican customs agents faster than those trucks without the sticker, allowing drivers to get their goods from Mexican factories to U.S. customers faster.
24 Mar 2014
New software could help trucking companies enforce truck driver detention policies and collect fines from shippers that keep drivers waiting beyond agreed limits.
21 Mar 2014
Actual reported instances of cargo theft declined from 2011 through 2013, but “cyber” cargo crime based on company identity theft and Internet fraud is on the rise, CargoNet’s Keith Lewis warns.
FedEx Express
19 Mar 2014
The rolling wave of storms that hit the U.S. from December through February cost $45 billion FedEx about $125 million and cut into package volumes...
Monterrey, Mexico
19 Mar 2014
The inland port of Monterrey, Mexico, is attracting new shippers, and new customs legislation will allow existing and future tenants to more easily tap foreign trade zone benefits.
Environmentally sustainable business practices in the sourcing and delivery of products and services.
18 Mar 2014
Companies are increasingly looking for ways to employ environmentally sustainable business practices in their sourcing and delivery of products and services.
Supply chain sustainability
18 Mar 2014
The definition of “supply chain sustainability” has morphed significantly since it came into use 10 or 15 years ago.
17 Mar 2014
UPS will raise its less-than-truckload general base rates an average of 4.4 percent March 31...
DHL Boeing 757
14 Mar 2014
The world’s largest transportation and logistics company is getting larger as demand for e-commerce, time definite international express delivery and supply chain services drives up revenue and profit at Deutsche Post DHL.
13 Mar 2014
Orbcomm, a global wireless asset-tracking company, has acquired Euroscan, expanding its product line and ability to track refrigerated containers and trailers worldwide.
13 Mar 2014
In the 14-year growth of INTTRA, it has evolved from a startup launched by several carriers as an online cargo-booking service for their customers into a portal where shippers can see where...

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Commentary

Transshipping can be fraught with costs, time and risk that need to be fully recognized, weighed and accepted before proceeding with this option.