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

28 Oct 2020
The average revenue per piece for UPS’ Ground division increased year over year for the first time since Q2 2019, benefiting from pandemic-related surcharges and the e-commerce boom.
Global logistics providers.
17 Jan 2019
The consolidation moves among large forwarders have drawn a mixed response.
A heavy-lift ship.
17 Jan 2019
The MPV/HL sector has been in the doldrums for four or five years.
US Customs and Border Protection headquarters, Washington, DC.
16 Jan 2019
Nuisances are popping up that irk port authorities and customs brokers.
A truck travels in the United States.
16 Jan 2019
Truckload carriers are losing some of the bargaining leverage they hoped to retain in 2019.
An intermodal train travels in Mexico.
16 Jan 2019
Truckers and equipment providers in Mexico should find it easier to lease intermodal equipment if the country's first uniform interchange agreement goes ahead.
Chassis stacked.
16 Jan 2019
Chassis are one piece of the puzzle, and all parts must fit together in sync for the supply chain to remain smooth in the future.
A double-stack train with truck trailers travels in the United States.
16 Jan 2019
The history of and the battle between trailers and containers parallels the history of US transportation.
Trucks travel on a US highway.
16 Jan 2019
Schneider's adoption of the new systems places in stark relief the need for brokers to differentiate.
Brexit negotiations
16 Jan 2019
However, even planning for no deal is not a straightforward matter.
Panalpina’s board of directors is currently reviewing the DSV offer.
16 Jan 2019
Panalpina’s board of directors is currently reviewing the DSV offer.
Port of Los Angeles.
15 Jan 2019
How the reduced capacity meets slowing US import volume, which will be reflected in weekly spot rates, will give a preliminary picture of what to expect in supply and demand for the coming year.
A wind power blade being transported by Novoroslesexport.
15 Jan 2019
The blades were loaded onto telescopic trailers and transported to the Republic of Adygea at night.
AAL Bangkok.
15 Jan 2019
Recently, consolidation in the sector has accelerated, with acquisitions, mergers, alliances, and other cooperation among the stakeholders becoming routine.
Air cargo being load in Beijing, China.
15 Jan 2019
After a subdued end to 2018 and trade and with economic hurdles stacking up, there are relatively low expectations for the trans-Pacific air cargo market in 2019.
An Amazon fulfillment center in the United States.
15 Jan 2019
The business model goals of online marketplaces such as Amazon and Walmart involve more than showcasing retailers’ products online.
Port of Veracruz.
15 Jan 2019
Shippers that export goods from Mexico may find the process faster and more reliable under a blockchain project in development at the port of Veracruz.
Rotterdam port.
15 Jan 2019
“If a carrier comes with a 30-day transit and they suddenly change to 40 days, we need to know about it one month in advance,” a shipper of medical products said.
A truck travels on a US road.
14 Jan 2019
Long delays in CDL skills tests in some states discourage potential drivers and create a ‘hidden’ drain on capacity.
An intermodal train travels in the United States.
14 Jan 2019
Class I railroads face uncertainty in global trade, as well challenges in service and pricing, to keep momentum going in 2019.
Bartolomeu Dias at Manaus.
14 Jan 2019
The lesson gleaned by shippers and transport movers from the 11-day strike is – don't put too many transport 'eggs' in one basket.
Port of Hong Kong.
14 Jan 2019
The alliance of Hongkong International Terminals, Modern Terminals, COSCO-HIT Terminals (Hong Kong), and Asia Container Terminals is aimed at improving terminal utilization and efficiency.
Global trade and logistics technology.
14 Jan 2019
Shippers' conundrum: if carriers are poor at arriving on time, why do shippers believe those carriers will be better at providing data in a timely manner, much less a predictive one?
Container ship bunkering.
14 Jan 2019
IMO 2020 has the potential to change costs for freight that never comes close to the open sea.
Chassis stacked.
11 Jan 2019
Chassis supplies are low at the Port of New York and New Jersey due to high cargo volumes and chassis dwell times.
YRC Worldwide.
11 Jan 2019
For the first time in a decade, LTL operator YRC Worldwide enters contract talks without an existential threat to its survival looming.
A truck at port's container transfer area.
11 Jan 2019
At least two ocean carriers will initiate US street-turn fees next month to reduce administrative costs for this measure; truckers and BCOs say it will increase supply chain costs.
Logistics technology and global trade.
11 Jan 2019
A host of technology providers in the North American surface transportation space have released tools to access previously hidden capacity.
Short-sea shipping.
11 Jan 2019
Coastal shipping in India has gained considerable ground following the May 21 cabotage relaxation.
A truck travels in Canada.
10 Jan 2019
Trucking companies want Ontario to allow overseas recruitment of truck drivers; the union says raise wages.
Port of Montreal.
10 Jan 2019
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, which took effect Dec. 30, will contain 495 million consumers.
Cargo being unloaded.
10 Jan 2019
It is time for forwarders to shake off the shackles of being conservative and take back the headlines from the new market entrants who like to call themselves disrupters.
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.