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

12 Nov 2019
India’s JNPT, responding to feedback from exporters, has set up a scheduled intermodal rail service to connect export cargo from a key inland container depot in the state of Punjab.
28 Nov 2017
The Port of Oakland Commission on Thursday is scheduled to take its second and final vote on the CenterPoint agreement.
27 Nov 2017
New features in the nonprofit database of global container information will help identify containers that have changed hands, been stolen, or are tied up in bankruptcy court.
27 Nov 2017
It is one of the first steps APM Terminals has taken as part of its strategy to make inland logistics a commercial focus.
24 Nov 2017
Holiday orders up 20 percent, strong demand reported from airlines and logistics providers — the good times continue to roll for the air cargo business.
23 Nov 2017
The benefits of linking its China distribution to the network of the country’s largest retailer will enable French manufacturer Danone to expand its last-mile business.
22 Nov 2017
Truckers in LA-LB, and increasingly at other ports, are charging beneficial cargo owner customers for excessive time their drivers spend at congested marine terminals.
22 Nov 2017
Sponsored: For the foreseable future API and EDI will be used together, noted SMC3's Kevin Springer in a JOC interview. 
22 Nov 2017
These are the best of times for the global airline industry but look like the worst of times for UK carriers and airports as they sweat over Brexit.
21 Nov 2017
Success at organizing superintendents at APL and Pasha terminals has International Longshore and Warehouse Union looking forward to another victory.
21 Nov 2017
Strike action by the Receita Federal (customs) in Brazil has intensified as it enters its fourth week and is now causing severe delays.
21 Nov 2017
Authorities are working toward a “hub-and-spoke system” for domestic cargo distribution through private participation.
21 Nov 2017
A partnership announced Tuesday giving Bolloré Logistics’ customers access to a business-to-business e-commerce website reflects the interest of logistics providers in the sector.
20 Nov 2017
Exports to the largest global consumer of wastepaper are in serious trouble.
20 Nov 2017
The violations were centered on the ports of Shanghai, Tianjin, Qingdao, and Ningbo-Zhoushan.
20 Nov 2017
Many of the logistics providers the JOC surveyed believe their shipper customers are woefully unprepared.
18 Nov 2017
Recognizing transportation management is a value-added component, not a commodity, can be a game-changing differentiator, project44's Tommy Barnes said in a 2017 Inland Distribution conference interview. 
17 Nov 2017
Sponsored: Transportation, required delivery speed, and labor are current drivers for industrial real estate site selection, said NAI Global Logistics Executive Vice President Adam Roth in a late 2017 interview. 
17 Nov 2017
“We have seen freight rates remain fairly steady over the past year.”
16 Nov 2017
Maersk says it can provide trade finance faster and easier than banks.
16 Nov 2017
Shippers have an opportunity to argue their case against detention and demurrage.
15 Nov 2017
Allcargo Logistics Ltd. seems to be another victim of an Indian government trade reform.
15 Nov 2017
Choosing the right startup has more chance of providing a rapid return on investment compared with a long-term commitment to a costly digital solution that may or may not work.
14 Nov 2017
The sales figures surrounding China's Single's Day are predictably large, but the online shopping promotion continues robust 2017 e-commerce demand that is driving up air cargo volume.
14 Nov 2017
One of the world’s largest container terminal operators is shifting its commercial strategy.