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.

08 Nov 2017
Consumers’ embrace of e-commerce appears to be permanent.
08 Nov 2017
US meat exports to China are set to be boosted sharply following the signing of a three-year volume commitment by online retailer JD.com.
07 Nov 2017
Container Corporation of India delivered solid results in the second fiscal quarter.
07 Nov 2017
A survey of shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) shows broad agreement truck capacity is getting tighter, but the LSPs expect rates to rise higher next year than shippers anticipate. Electronic logging devices may be a reason.
06 Nov 2017
The willingness of container carriers to sell capacity to resellers who openly distribute rates to the market is fueling rate volatility.
06 Nov 2017
The primary issue is with “field formations” that must still set up systems and procedures for handling RFID e-sealed containers.
06 Nov 2017
Sponsored: Eric Williams, Kuehne + Nagel's global head of international supply chain, spoke to TPM Asia 2017 audiences about helping carriers navigate current technology to find the best solution to their individual needs. 
06 Nov 2017
Sponsored: As carriers look to enhance the ROI of alliance investments, we'll begin to see real service differentiation, which will enable more tailored solutions, said TPM Asia 2017 Panelist Paolo Montrone.  
03 Nov 2017
“Our China vessel saw record eastbound volume in September and higher rates versus third quarter 2016.”
03 Nov 2017
The 2017 Clean Air Action Plan that the ports adopted this week is an environmental document that will guide investment decisions by terminal operators and motor carriers in Southern California for the next 20 years.
03 Nov 2017
Keeping up with customer expectations as they evolve as e-commerce consumers is fundamental to digitalization, according to Kuehne + Nagel's Stephen Pierson-Massey, vice president of North American trade management.
03 Nov 2017
Rate increases across the east-west trades in early November could only give container transport prices an incremental bump upwards.
02 Nov 2017
The added Puerto Rico capacity comes as recovery from Hurricane Maria has rekindled debate over the Jones Act.
02 Nov 2017
As the Dec. 18 ELD mandate draws closer, Ryder System said it will equip all of its rental trucks with portable ELDs, helping short-term truck renters comply with the law.
02 Nov 2017
The growth has been most pronounced on the busiest trades to Russia.
02 Nov 2017
E-commerce is accelerating, underpinning an uptick in global trade and US economic growth, XPO's Jacobs said.
01 Nov 2017
Purchased transportation costs rose steadily in the third quarter.
01 Nov 2017
As intermodal rail container and trailer volumes hit historic highs, pressure, that may lift pricing in 2018 and beyond, is building.
31 Oct 2017
Graef helped establish CPG in 1971.
30 Oct 2017
More complex supply chains and faster fulfillment demands create opportunity for logistics "insourcing" among shippers, Haversack Logistics founder says.
30 Oct 2017
“Last year, there were hardly any robberies.”
30 Oct 2017
The proceeds of a share sale will be used by Cosco Shipping to fund the construction of 20 new container ships, 11 of them in excess of 20,000 TEU.
30 Oct 2017
The new facility is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2018.
29 Oct 2017
Continued slow growth in the global economy suppressed revenue at the world’s top 50 transportation service providers.
27 Oct 2017
Spot rates from Asia to the US East and West coasts increased for the first time in two months.
27 Oct 2017
Third-quarter earnings reports reveal across-the-board increases in transportation rates, with little sign pressure will ease soon.
27 Oct 2017
It has taken 13 weeks and several rate increase attempts, but the Asia-Europe spot market responded positively this week.
26 Oct 2017
A shortage of rail cars has caused Russian rail rates to surge.
26 Oct 2017
Rhenus has opened two new hubs in Europe to handle the growing cargo volumes at its air and ocean divisions.
26 Oct 2017
DSV has been making the most out of a resurgent air freight market and continuing synergies earned through the acquisition of UTi.
25 Oct 2017
Retail shippers risk shipment delays and even seizures when they prioritize speed over product quality control.
25 Oct 2017
“The Receita Federal is intent on pushing the pedal of pain down this week.”
24 Oct 2017
Bangladeshi shipping officials are hopeful that a surge of inland waterway capacity will drastically cut shipper costs and congestion.
23 Oct 2017
Final draft of strict clean air plan to be presented to LA-LB harbor commissions on Nov. 2.
23 Oct 2017
Japan’s logistics industry continues to pour money into Myanmar’s Thilawa special economic zone.