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

14 Jul 2020
Microsoft continues to build on its position as a provider of web services to the logistics industry via an expanded relationship with C.H. Robinson, North America’s largest freight broker.
Port of Oakland.
10 Jan 2019
If there was ever a year when the outlook for reliability in the system was more clouded, 2019 and into 2020 would take the prize.
Port of Los Angeles.
09 Jan 2019
Competitors demonstrate that West Coast ports need to efficiently transfer containers to trucks and trains, as well ship-to-port, to retain shipper business.
Trucks at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
09 Jan 2019
Truckers and shippers complain that it’s taken weeks to get containerized imports.
A truck travels in the United States.
09 Jan 2019
With the US Securities and Exchange Commission closed, Roadrunner is looking for a run-around to push its rights offering and recovery plan forward.
Polyethylene production.
09 Jan 2019
A global survey of polyethylene production, for 2018 to 2023.
Trucks travel on a road in the United States.
09 Jan 2019
Widespread labor shortages affect not just trucking but all aspects of transportation and logistics.
Container shipping.
09 Jan 2019
The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29 but is struggling to reach a deal on trade that would limit disruption.
APM Terminals Mumbai.
09 Jan 2019
The company's chief operating officer said tech innovations helped achieve the strong performance.
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals BMCT at JNPT.
08 Jan 2019
A general strike began Tuesday morning.
DP World Santos.
08 Jan 2019
Shippers are concerned that they will pay for service consolidation.
An intermodal train in the United States.
08 Jan 2019
If price is how intermodal separates itself from trucking, railroads should think hard about rates.
port of Antwerp.
08 Jan 2019
Shippers can expect a far more aggressive approach to matching vessel supply with demand.
Containers stacked at a depot / storage center.
08 Jan 2019
A space shortage from high tariff-threat-induced volume has prompted shippers and 3PLs to seek alternative, nearby container space.
Technology and shipping.
08 Jan 2019
Fissures have appeared, ranging from member frustration in standards-setting organizations to deeper concerns about the viability of the technology in the container shipping space.
Container shipping.
08 Jan 2019
Carriers among the other two alliances are expected to announce their own blanking programs.
Port of New York and New Jersey Bayonne.
07 Jan 2019
It’s the fourth terminal in the port’s rail system.
Port of Vancouver.
07 Jan 2019
Excessive rail dwell times continue to be a problem.
Container ships on the Elbe.
07 Jan 2019
Increasing use of the available capacity in both directions and the impact of service shifts in 2018 could mean shippers find it more difficult to find carrier space for containers this year.
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals.
07 Jan 2019
PSA said two factors are driving the railed cargo and transshipment handling improvement.
A warehouse / distribution center in the United States with workers.
04 Jan 2019
Even with a US recovery in its 10th year, the transportation and warehouse sectors continue to register strong monthly job growth.
Port of Long Beach.
04 Jan 2019
Spot rates in the eastbound Pacific increased for the second straight week.
The Port of Los Angeles.
04 Jan 2019
When imports increased strongly last summer, due in part to front-loading of shipments to get ahead of the Trump administration’s tariffs on China, spot rates soared by more than $1,000 to each coast.
US CBP Washington.
04 Jan 2019
Delays may occur if paperwork is flagged by a federal agency in which staffers are furloughed.
A truck travels in the United States.
04 Jan 2019
With competition for truck drivers strong, firms are deploying new tactics to recruit talent.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
03 Jan 2019
The emerging market economy has 12 publicly owned ports and about 200 minor ports dotting its 4,600 miles of coastline.
Big Port of St. Petersburg, Russia.
03 Jan 2019
Shortages in rail equipment, as well as dry and refrigerated containers, are increasing pressure on exporter operations.
The Port of New York and New Jersey.
03 Jan 2019
The extended gates, intended to clear a short-term logjam, come amid an ongoing debate among port stakeholders about whether the terminals should open for longer hours to improve cargo fluidity.
Hansa Heavy Lift Kobe.
03 Jan 2019
Founded in 2011, HHL was the successor to Beluga Shipping but struggled to gain a foothold in the heavy-lift market as the global shipping crisis worsened in the mid-decade.
03 Jan 2019
Peter Tirschwell provides insight into IMO 2020 impact, Maersk-Damco service changes, and expanding potential within data standardization.
The Port of Oakland.
03 Jan 2019
Here are a few certainties shippers and their transportation providers can bank on for 2019.
Container shipping.
03 Jan 2019
The surcharges and rate increases are coming in hot as 2019 gets under way, with carriers trying to keep prices up into the Lunar New Year peak.
Port of Veracruz.
02 Jan 2019
Mexico faces a wealth of uncertainty as it enters 2019, but it is unlikely to unravel the trade sector’s strength.
A truck travels on a US road.
02 Jan 2019
More truck drivers are choosing to work for smaller carriers, and that’s not making it easier for shippers to source capacity. This is the second in a series of articles.
A resin plant at sunset.
02 Jan 2019
Althougth US-China trade tension can affect demand, there are several reasons US resin exporters remain bullish for 2019.
Distribution centers.
02 Jan 2019
Users of industrial space who are looking for the right location for additional space must be prepared to pay more, sector analysts say.