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

21 Jan 2021
Shippers sending goods across the English Channel will only have their cargo accepted by DB Schenker if all customs information is correct.
20 Apr 2017
More information is beginning to come in on the mounting vessel delays at Shanghai's Yangshan port.
19 Apr 2017
If it gets regulatory approval, a futures market for truck freight rates, based on DAT data, could help shippers mitigate pricing risks as the market gets more volatile.
19 Apr 2017
The fight underscores how explosive the petition is becoming.
19 Apr 2017
Poor conditions are exacerbating the challenges brought about by the new alliances at the port of Yangshan off the coast of Shanghai.
19 Apr 2017
The digital innovation “will give rise to a new generation of freight trains.”
18 Apr 2017
Facing tougher customer demands and more supply chain complexity, shippers increasingly want and need to collaborate with transportation partners. It doesn't happen overnight.
18 Apr 2017
ClearMetal believes AI and machine learning integrated into its software can retool the industry by offering more accurate container passage predictions.
18 Apr 2017
Shippers and freight forwarders were increasingly dissatisfied with container lines through 2016.
18 Apr 2017
Transport and logistics services providers in India are disappointed and bewildered at government changes to a controversial tax.
17 Apr 2017
Prologis says first US port-adjacent, multi-story distribution facility in Seattle could be followed by others in major port cities.
17 Apr 2017
Shippers and logistics operators at recent conferences didn't expect a massive capacity crunch to follow the rollout of an electronic logging mandate this year, but truckers warned there will be an impact.
17 Apr 2017
Spot rates in eastbound Pacific continue single-digit decline.
13 Apr 2017
Knowledge is power in contract talks, shippers at the NASSTRAC conference say.
13 Apr 2017
Only half the truckload, less-than-truckload, and specialized carriers on the list increased sales in 2016.
12 Apr 2017
Kuehne + Nagel signs agreement with Alibaba to send goods by sea, rail, and truck.
12 Apr 2017
China-Europe containerized rail has evolved from a niche option with infrequent service and a small network to one attracting suppliers and second-tier companies with more and faster services to a wider array of destinations.
11 Apr 2017
The fire at MRS Logistica’s Station of Light caused severe damage to several buildings and disrupted services to the busiest container port in Brazil.
10 Apr 2017
Retailers project strong growth in consumer spending and therefore imports for at least the next six months.
10 Apr 2017
The Tokyo-based company has lost 8.9 percent of its value.
10 Apr 2017
Shippers, it is clear, want greater visibility into their supply chains.
09 Apr 2017
Although more than 90 percent of Samsung SDS’s logistics business originates with Samsung Electronics, Samsung SDS also handles the logistics for approximately 400 other beneficial cargo owners.
09 Apr 2017
In a year when overcapacity forced ocean shipping rates down, total revenue was a mere 1.2 percent higher than in 2015.
08 Apr 2017
Future rivals for companies in the maritime sector won’t necessarily come from the industry.
07 Apr 2017
Logistics providers will need to "roll up their sleeves" as Uber Freight rolls into brokerage, speakers tell TIA conference.
07 Apr 2017
Most supply chain managers and executives believe that a digital supply chain will be the “predominant model” in the next five years, and many expect predictive analytics will be a source of disruption and heightened competition.
06 Apr 2017
Footwear importers encounter logistics challenges as they source outside of China.
06 Apr 2017
From the perspective of an online buyer, distinctions between strictly carrier and logistics services are blurred.
05 Apr 2017
The Twill online portal, billed as a “virtual freight forwarder,” will go online Monday, but will only be available to UK shippers and then only those importing cargo from China.
04 Apr 2017
Further grating shippers, carriers are providing no guarantees that all goods of a shipment will be loaded.
01 Apr 2017
India's growth potential elevates prospects for breakbulk and heavy-lift shipments.
31 Mar 2017
The original rulemaking announcement, however, did not include the new rule’s effective date.
31 Mar 2017
CEVA Logistics and Anji, China’s largest automotive logistics provider, have agreed to renew and expand their joint venture partnership.
30 Mar 2017
Companies like Berard play a crucial role in project cargo transportation.
30 Mar 2017
Hong Kong, China, Egypt, and Chile have modified their all-out ban of Brazilian beef exports to focus only on rejecting shipments from 21 packing plants.
30 Mar 2017
In just two days, shippers will be dealing with a totally changed container shipping landscape as the global carriers roll out their new alliances.