Logistics Providers

Logistics Providers

In-depth coverage of freight-forwarders, including the latest quarterly earnings mergers and acquisitions, and news about new technologies that promise to improve productivity, and reduce costs for freight forwarders, shippers, carriers and other stakeholders in the global trade community.

From the leading forwarders – such as DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, DB Schenker, Flexport, DSV, Expeditors, Panalpina, Nippon Express, UPS, Bollore Logistics, Ceva, Hellman and Geodis – to the smaller forwarders, JOC not only keeps the shipping community up to date with the latest headlines, but explains which news developments are likely to have a long-term impact on their supply chains and those of their customers.

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Companies offering managed transportation management services have traditionally struggled to integrate parcel and last mile service into their traditional freight offerings, but the mandate to do so is growing thanks to e-commerce demand.

News & Analysis

29 Sep 2022
A consortium of liner carriers and terminals aiming to speed the sharing of shipment data with banks believes it can overcome a chronic consent hurdle in the process.
26 Sep 2022
A surge in shipper demand for NVO capacity in 2021 did little to open up long-term relationships opportunities with trans-Pacific intermediaries.
19 Sep 2022
Convoy is attempting to differentiate itself within the competitive freight broker landscape by using data gathered from its driver-mandated app to provide more execution-focused visibility insights.
13 Sep 2022
Linking ocean and air freight visibility has been an elusive challenge for shippers and logistics providers, which has led Vizion and BlueBox to combine their respective data products in a commercial partnership.
09 Sep 2022
Comparing the productivity of diversified third-party logistics providers is an imperfect science, but measuring a 3PL’s revenue per employee is one key metric.
24 Aug 2022
Incumbent third-party logistics providers that manage an array of services are being challenged by digitally native upstarts who can provide single, unified platforms to shippers.
10 Aug 2022
Slync.io’s widely reported payroll woes and the departure of its CEO last week have had a minor impact on the broader logistics industry due to the technology provider’s relatively small customer base.
08 Aug 2022
Convoy’s counterpunching approach to being sued by load board provider DAT Freight & Analytics is as much about winning the battle of public opinion as it is about winning in court, a transportation attorney told JOC.com.
02 Aug 2022
Expeditors International said its revenue grew in the second quarter despite a drop in volumes as supply chain uncertainty kept freight rates at a premium.
01 Aug 2022
Load board provider DAT and freight broker Convoy have sued one another over Convoy’s development of a product that DAT says is competitive with its own, violating a contract Convoy signed with DAT.
29 Jul 2022
The latest integration is a sign of continued strategic partnerships between logistics software vendors as they seek to amplify the value their solutions offer.
28 Jul 2022
End-to-end visibility of the freight flowing across oceans and moving across the US is the goal of the partnership between Flexport and Nolan Transportation Group, giving shippers more control over modal choices and costs.
28 Jul 2022
German state-owned railroad Deutsche Bahn fell deep into the red during the pandemic, but the huge profitability generated by forwarding subsidiary DB Schenker has turned around two years of losses.
26 Jul 2022
Multi-year contracts signed by shippers at the height of the ocean freight bull run may be less attractive as the market begins to soften, according to forwarder DSV.
25 Jul 2022
Kuehne + Nagel shrugged off weakening air and ocean markets to post a record first-half result and expects its profitable run to continue through the next two quarters.
21 Jul 2022
ExFreight’s transactional focus on pricing each leg of a container and air shipment has allowed the forwarder to navigate chaotic international markets over the past two years.
06 Jul 2022
Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation is more than it used to be, and that’s leading to acquisition and expansion in a US trucking sector that is slowly becoming more international in its focus.
24 Jun 2022
European logistics company DB Schenker will offer US shippers a more integrated package of domestic and international services by adding truckload carrier USA Truck to its Land Transport division.
22 Jun 2022
Despite softening spot rates in some modes, overall supply chain costs are rising, with higher interest rates putting more pressure on inventories, according to the CSCMP State of Logistics report.
21 Jun 2022
FourKites will get access to previously internal shipment data from FedEx to train its predictive visibility system as part of a new planning and problem resolution platform called FourKites X.
17 Jun 2022
C.H. Robinson Worldwide says the changing trucking market is driving up demand for automated spot pricing quotes by double-digit percentages.
15 Jun 2022
Chain.io has landed an $11 million funding round to expand its basket of logistics-specific integrations to transportation management and operating systems used by forwarders and shippers.
13 Jun 2022
The outlook for project cargo demand is bright, but tight capacity, congestion, high costs, and low schedule reliability will likely persist in the breakbulk sector.
08 Jun 2022
Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen will hand over the reins to Amazon logistics vet Dave Clark, a move that shows the forwarder’s lure for heavyweight talent — and possibly an acknowledgement of slower-than-expected market share gains.
01 Jun 2022
Logistics software provider Freightos is being taken public on the Nasdaq, a move that will be closely scrutinized by the founders and investors of growth-stage technology providers in the logistics industry.
01 Jun 2022
Customs software provider KlearNow has added a drayage service to its product in order to sync cargo availability to capacity from its network of dray providers.
24 May 2022
Nowports has landed a cash infusion from logistics technology investor SoftBank to expand its reach in the LatAm market, as investment in the so-called digital forwarding model shows no signs of slowing.
19 May 2022
Software provider Everstream Analytics plans to use a new $24 million investment to expand the geographic reach of its suite of supply chain risk and network planning products.
10 May 2022
Stord, which provides technology and supply chain services to shippers, has used expansion into transportation and fulfillment to attract capital that it sees as protection in a market where investment may be harder to capture.
29 Apr 2022
Shipper demand for more integrated port-to-door logistics is driving development of new, denser distribution networks, with facilities popping up in previously overlooked locations, Ryder System said.
27 Apr 2022
Rates and volumes may ease through the second half of the year, but there will be no relaxing of the disruptions faced by supply chains on the major trade lanes, says DSV.
26 Apr 2022
A new office near Washington, DC, is intended to help the CMA CGM–backed startup accelerator ZEBOX attract technology that can help its corporate partners in North America advance their digital logistics initiatives.
26 Apr 2022
Kuehne + Nagel reported solid-first quarter results, but its outlook for the rest of the year remains muddied with no end to COVID-19 controls in China, deteriorating global supply chains, and consumer demand uncertainty.
22 Apr 2022
Importers wanting to avoid duties on low-value shipments can use Canada as a waypoint through a new program between North American fulfillment provider ShipHero and a Canadian customs broker.
14 Apr 2022
Two members of the Federal Maritime Commission say ocean carriers need to tread lightly when assessing per diem container fees that are related to the cyber-attack on forwarder Expeditors.