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

22 Sep 2022
The growing popularity of “China-plus-one” sourcing strategies is working to India’s benefit, sending trade between the US and India to record highs as shippers seek to diversify their supply chains.
12 Dec 2017
Wilmington is the first to be able to accept goods that are still midway through the refrigeration process.
12 Dec 2017
HMM said in December that Samsung SDS, LG Electronics, Hyundai Glovis, and several other companies have expressed interest in Asia-Europe rail.
11 Dec 2017
Russian officials expect internet-based cargo bookings to account for up to 10 percent of bookings, perhaps more, in three years.
11 Dec 2017
Freight rates for air cargo are rising steadily and space is at a premium with no slowing of demand.
08 Dec 2017
US import growth is expected to slow in 2018, after an impressive increase in 2017, but the National Retail Federation adds that a recession is not on the horizon.
07 Dec 2017
“If we can harmonize the behavior of the actors in our supply chain and stop working at cross purposes, it will boost American economic growth and competitiveness.”
07 Dec 2017
The ports and their stakeholders are using big data and data sharing to drive process improvements for trucker appointments, chassis management, and extended gate hours.
06 Dec 2017
Transcontainer has dominated the Asia Pacific-to-Russia rail cargo route for the past several years, but a new logistics provider could inject competitive forces into this transport segment.
06 Dec 2017
Peak season demand is using up all available capacity and pushing up rates to unheard of levels.
The NYSHEX marketplace aims to reduce the volume of containers that are rolled, or are not delivered as agreed by shippers.
04 Dec 2017
Four shipping carriers will help steer the New York Shipping Exchange.
01 Dec 2017
The coming month will tell whether carriers can keep capacity discipline beyond the surge ahead of Chinese factory closures.
01 Dec 2017
Morocco is aggressively attracting foreign companies through its special economic zone system.
30 Nov 2017
Considering how advanced some industries are in digitizing their processes, the maritime industry is still far behind.
29 Nov 2017
Poland's bid to become a European hub was sealed when the leading ocean carriers opened Gdansk up to direct calls from Asia.
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.
Transportation strategy as competitive edge
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.