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 Aug 2020
Spot rates from Asia to both US coasts spiked by several hundred dollars last week as carriers in the eastbound trans-Pacific prepare to implement an Aug. 15 general rate increase.
08 Sep 2017
An unexpected surge in imports in July will take some of the steam out of peak-season volumes this autumn.
08 Sep 2017
Cargo volumes are building, but peak-season cargo rolling and rate hikes are still a couple of weeks away.
08 Sep 2017
The global logistics industry is facing a shortage of skilled workers.
08 Sep 2017
July’s performance was the third straight month of double-digit gains.
07 Sep 2017
Blockchain pilot programs have been flourishing this year.
07 Sep 2017
This infographic breaks down the key types of shipping and logistics technology and their place in the supply chain.
06 Sep 2017
The FMC has maintained that the commission has more pressing priorities than clarifying its position on detention and demurrage fees.
A factory in China.
06 Sep 2017
China’s clean-up campaign has shut down tens of thousands of Chinese factories with no end in sight.
06 Sep 2017
With the exception of Africa, call sizes rose in all major world regions.
05 Sep 2017
Hurricane Irma is the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic since 2005.
05 Sep 2017
Around 10 percent of all claims in the last decade have been for cargo theft that logistics minded crooks are stealing ever more efficiently.
05 Sep 2017
The significant number of mega-ships set to enter Asia-North Europe by the end of 2018 has resulted in capacity upgrates on many services on the trade.
04 Sep 2017
Carriers will find it tough to levy rate hikes with so much capacity awash in the market, SeaIntel says.
04 Sep 2017
Containerized exports are tied closely to agricultural commodities.
01 Sep 2017
The reopening of terminals, repairs to rail lines, and moves toward more normal vessel operations are important steps in untangling supply chains twisted by Hurricane Harvey.
01 Sep 2017
C.H. Robinson, with roots in the US produce and truckload markets stretching back to 1905, has been building business outside the US for decades.
01 Sep 2017
The declines during the heart of the peak season occurred as several carriers pushed rate increases.
01 Sep 2017
Hub Group has launched a new cargo tracking tool.
01 Sep 2017
Spot market rates ignored another round of rate increases this week, a very different reaction to the increases levied on Sept. 1 last year.
01 Sep 2017
The first interim result of Li & Fung's three-year plan has been positive as the Hong Kong group begins to transform itself from trading giant to tech savvy supply chain solutions provider.
31 Aug 2017
Ship pilots planned to begin guiding smaller ships through the Houston Ship Channel on Thursday.
31 Aug 2017
This resource includes customer updates from logistics companies and transportation providers, and ways people can contribute to charitable organizations to help those affected by the storm and flooding.
31 Aug 2017
The effects of a weak start to the year for Kerry Logistics were reversed by a strong second quarter and the Hong Kong-based company is expecting a positive full-year result.
31 Aug 2017
Maersk Line is ramping up its end-to-end cold chain service to and from India.
30 Aug 2017
The software offers a way to connect a blockchain system with a variety of existing or legacy technologies.
30 Aug 2017
Some importers this peak season admit they have been lured into a sense of complacency.
30 Aug 2017
An early peak season is expected in the air cargo sector.
30 Aug 2017
Technology is playing a bigger role in Indian trade than ever before.
30 Aug 2017
Samskip has not revealed how much it is paying for Nor Lines.
29 Aug 2017
Logistics impacts from flooding in Houston and other parts of southeast Texas continue to spread.
29 Aug 2017
Carriers have announced blanked sailings in the weeks that cover China's October holidays with demand expected to fall off.
29 Aug 2017
Milaha will be in a position to offer twice-weekly calls at Mundra.
28 Aug 2017
Truck rates may spike as they did after Katrina.
28 Aug 2017
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in 2016 were able to reduce emissions while handling more volume.
28 Aug 2017
Container shipping is only at the very beginning of a recovery after six years of losses, but new ship orders could hold back an industry-wide return to profitability.