International Logistics

International Logistics

Logistics news, intelligence and analysis about the various components of the international logistics supply chain; including warehousing and distribution centers, refrigerated supply chains (“the cold chain”), advanced logistics technologies, and third-party logistics (“3PL”) providers around the world. Extensive coverage of companies in the JOC’s Top 50 Global Logistics listings, including DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, DB Schenker, CH Robinson, DSV, XPO Logistics, UPS Supply Chain, CEVA Logistics, Expeditors International and JB Hunt. [as ranked in the 2017 list, published in 2018]. Looking to the future, major global logistics firms are continuing to make significant investments in upgrading their technological platforms, so they can match the needs of shippers with the specialized capabilities of carriers. The major motivations for the adoption of new technologies continue to be a need to increase efficiency and lower costs despite the growing demands of customers for higher levels of customer service. JOC regularly publishes updated rankings of the major international logistics providers in terms of revenues.

News & Analysis

10 Aug 2020
Spot rates from Asia to both US coasts spiked by several hundred dollars last week as carriers in the eastbound trans-Pacific prepare to implement an Aug. 15 general rate increase.
Service integrations offer new trade compliance options
14 Feb 2019
Consolidation in the GTM software space and Maersk's purchase of customs broker Vandergrift are signs shippers want to more closely link logistics and compliance activities.
13 Feb 2019
CFO Michael Sirat tells JOC.com CEVA will compete for the container carrier’s business like any other forwarder.
12 Feb 2019
Jack Oney, CEO, Oney Consulting and panelist at 2018 JOC Logistics Technology Conference on why he feels the "Amazon effect" on cargo shipping is overblown, differentiating what customers want versus what they need in a transportation management system (TMS), and identifying bottlenecks at origin.
08 Feb 2019
The 2019 edition of the annual JOC 3PL Services Directory was compiled by industry research and consulting firm Armstrong & Associates and contains more than 500 third-party logistics providers. The directory includes their geographic reach, contact information, website, and services across supply chain, transportation, and warehouse management, as well as any specialized services.
07 Feb 2019
Space taken by shippers and transportation providers accounts for an increasingly large share of the tightening Mexican industrial real estate market, which offered low vacancy rates and high rental costs in 2018.
07 Feb 2019
Jens Bjørn Andersen told JOC.com the highly fragmented forwarding industry is in need of consolidation and the additional scale would benefit DSV customers and shareholders alike.
05 Feb 2019
A brave new world of complex supply chains, consumer demands, and urbanization means problems rooted in truck capacity and driver availability are likely to get worse, regardless of the economic cycle.
05 Feb 2019
The Georgia Ports Authority will be playing a critical role in production of a new sports-utility vehicle by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia.
04 Feb 2019
The biggest stakeholder of Panalpina says no deal to DSV takeover offer.
04 Feb 2019
The bankruptcy filing of a freight payment provider last week brings a reminder to shippers to be diligent in monitoring payment vendors.
04 Feb 2019
Concor has entered into a strategic cooperation deal with Russia’s JSC RZD Logistics.
01 Feb 2019
In the trucking payment process, factoring might be particularly suited for blockchain.
01 Feb 2019
The US-China trade war may be a one-off event, but it highlighted the tenuous balance of warehouse supply and demand in Southern California and New York-New Jersey, where future trade or weather events could result in meltdowns.
The project cargo market is seen as spotty and inconsistent.
31 Jan 2019
The fuel efficiency of Zeamarine's newbuildings will be advantageous, and it will also be looking at scrubber technology and durability, Zeamarine president and CEO Andre Grikitis said.
Veracruz port.
31 Jan 2019
The growth in Mexican container volumes has slowed as cargo through Pacific ports rises faster than the Gulf Coast's ports for first time in five years.
Freight forwarder technology.
31 Jan 2019
Middle market software-as-a-service product is designed to democratize access to software tools that most small to midsize forwarders couldn’t afford to build themselves.
Port of Dover.
31 Jan 2019
UK forwarders, shippers, and ferry operators fear that any delay caused by customs checks will quickly lead to extensive bottlenecks and disruption.
AAL Kembla.
31 Jan 2019
Among shipowners’ concerns: will there be enough low-sulfur fuel on Jan. 1, 2020? And will the low-sulfur quality be consistent?
A nacelle being transported.
31 Jan 2019
US ports specializing in the handling of wind components and the heavy-haul truck lines are gearing up for an increase in wind projects.
Containers stacked at a port.
30 Jan 2019
Stakeholders at the public container gateway worked harder to improve efficiency, amid ever-challenging market conditions.
Truck US.
30 Jan 2019
This stark rates dichotomy within the truckload industry is directly tied to shipping patterns.
Rotterdam port.
30 Jan 2019
The injection of vessels comes as demand growth of Asia-Europe westbound volume slows.
A wind farm in the United States.
30 Jan 2019
Several US ports, many in the Gulf, are expecting a surge in wind cargo during the next 24 months.
A petrochemical plant.
30 Jan 2019
The US petrochemical buildout is being driven by the availability of cheap ethane.
Freight at a rail yard.
30 Jan 2019
Security and service problems face Mexico's intermodal sector as it seeks to expand its share of the reefer market.
Port of Los Angeles.
30 Jan 2019
Container and chassis dwell times in Los Angeles-Long Beach edged lower in December.
Port of Oakland,
29 Jan 2019
Truck turn time information is the latest feature added to the Oakland portal.
DSV Logistics.
29 Jan 2019
European forwarders are trying to blunt ocean carriers from encroaching on their business.
Blockchain and container shipping.
29 Jan 2019
New research shows blockchain technology has a way to go before convincing the majority of enterprises of its near-term value.
Port of Long Beach.
28 Jan 2019
The ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland are investing billions in physical infrastructure, digitization, and process improvements to relieve congestion and speed container transport.
Intermodal rail at JNPT.
28 Jan 2019
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has started handling import cargo booked under direct port delivery services by intermodal rail.
Infographic: Where the US truck drivers are
28 Jan 2019
Since 2012, small trucking companies (100 trucks or fewer) have been hiring truck drivers twice as fast as large carriers (500+ trucks).
3PL Tech.
28 Jan 2019
Third-party logistics providers are investing more in management software that will improve relationships with customers.
CMA CGM.
28 Jan 2019
CEVA Logistics wants shareholders to bear in mind the benefits of its strategic partnership with CMA CGM and turn down a bid by the carrier, highlighting the growth inherent in the company.
Port of Oakland.
28 Jan 2019
The year 2019 will likely become one of the most consequential in a generation for container shipping; old challenges are off the table, but new ones have replaced them.