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

10 Jul 2020
Cosco Shipping's partnership with Alibaba and the group’s finance arm Ant Financial, which will primarily focus on using blockchain to track containerized goods globally, fits into China’s larger goal of creating a digital silk road threading through its Belt and Road initiative.
19 Oct 2017
Truck driver wages and benefits grew for the fourth straight year in 2016.
18 Oct 2017
Inside Fashion Director and Head of Market Intelligence Jane Singer discusses the challenges unique to the transportation of fast fashion and other apparel. 
18 Oct 2017
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will soon release the final draft of an update to its historic Clean Air Action Plan.
18 Oct 2017
Congestion problems at Prince Rupert continue to plague beneficial cargo owners after six weeks.
18 Oct 2017
There was no slowing down Chinese containerized exports in September, but the double-digit growth continued to be accompanied by steadily declining freight rates.
17 Oct 2017
Pasha Hawaii is pulling a 37-year-old ship out of layup.
17 Oct 2017
The revised rates took effect October 1 and will remain in force until March 31, 2019.
16 Oct 2017
Just how different carriers and their customers view the container shipping business was illustrated during an executive panel at JOC’s TPM Asia conference in Shenzhen.
16 Oct 2017
Technology cannot replace personal relationships, but greater automation can help smooth processes, Echo Global Logistics CEO Waggoner says.
16 Oct 2017
More than 75 percent of Asia-Europe rail cargo ends its transcontinental journey in Germany.
16 Oct 2017
Offering the right solutions and not the lowest price will be the way carriers can differentiate themselves, believes the APL CEO.
16 Oct 2017
The fourth round of talks on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement are careening toward an inclusive end.
16 Oct 2017
Disruption is unavoidable for container shipping as multiple technologies converge with unprecedented speed.
13 Oct 2017
It will not happen overnight, but experts believe supply chains and transportation will become increasingly automated and more efficient as technology enables real-time exchange and analysis of vast amounts of data thanks to Amazon.com.
13 Oct 2017
Higher third-quarter operating costs at J.B. Hunt, especially costs related to drivers and empty trucks, show why US shippers should be concerned about truck and intermodal pricing.
13 Oct 2017
During the last two decades, Georgia has encouraged development of import distribution centers that have attracted all-water services from Asia and made Savannah the second-largest US East Coast container port.
12 Oct 2017
Virginia joins Miami, South Carolina, Port Everglades, Tampa, Jacksonville, Port Manatee, and Savannah in the program.
12 Oct 2017
The truckload spot market that burned hot through the summer continued to heat up in September.
11 Oct 2017
“The container shipping market has not seen any transformative change in the way business is conducted.”
11 Oct 2017
French liner giant CMA CGM sits on both sides of the fence at the Kingston Freeport Container Terminal.
10 Oct 2017
The twin drivers of a strong economy and the e-commerce boom have stoked demand.
08 Oct 2017
Sponsored: "The inland voyage has become one of the top areas to optimize cost and efficiencies," Felix Heger, DHL Global Forwarding's head of ocean freight Europe, said. Heger discussed the state of the industry in Europe, LCL growth as well as the expansion of Asia-Europe offerings and data accessibility.
06 Oct 2017
Ports must invest more than $100 billion over the next five years to upgrade infrastructure for big ships. Private equity funds ready to step if, if the deals fit their investment strategies.
05 Oct 2017
As the US and relief organizations struggle to move goods across battered Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria's legacy will include long-term damage to supply chains.
04 Oct 2017
Bradley S. Jacobs will receive the 2017 Connie Award in December for 'entrepreneurial spirit,' dedication to an integrated, global supply chain.
04 Oct 2017
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout in July dampened growth in the first half.
02 Oct 2017
China’s trade balance with the rest of the world has deteriorated this decade.
02 Oct 2017
Auto parts, garments, and appliance makers are feeling the heat in Beijing’s factory pollution clampdown.
02 Oct 2017
Since mid-2016, when PortFresh Logistics opened a 100,000-square-foot cold-treatment facility, chilled imports through the port have surged nearly 300 percent.
02 Oct 2017
GLP will acquire a logistics property developer in Europe that will hugely expand its presence in the region.
02 Oct 2017
Shippers are searching for greater visibility of their cargo, and solutions providers have devised new tracking products for intercontinental supply chains.
01 Oct 2017
Wine shipping and proper handling with regard to cold chain integrity remains fragmented, presenting challenges and opportunities for the wine industry and consumers alike.
30 Sep 2017
The government’s multifaceted initiative envisions higher-value manufactured goods, and an advanced transportation and logistics infrastructure to process such goods effectively for exports.
28 Sep 2017
Rapid fulfillment and replenishment cycles are driving visibility, but shippers need to extend visibility even further.
28 Sep 2017
The package delivery joint venture between SF Express and UPS will initially focus on trans-Pacific services.