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

27 Nov 2020
Automation, self-invoicing bolster traditional third-party payment audit model
08 Mar 2017
Changes that have swept over container shipping over the past few years are, and will continue, impacting the industry.
08 Mar 2017
All four DHL divisions contributed to the strong performance.
08 Mar 2017
UPS has not said whether it will seek damages following the ruling.
07 Mar 2017
Invoicing inaccuracy has vexed the shipping industry for years.
07 Mar 2017
It could be the first of many rollbacks “consistent with recent executive orders highlighting the benefits of reducing unnecessary and costly regulations” under President Trump.
07 Mar 2017
The Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation are working together to build what they envision will be container terminals of the 21st century.
06 Mar 2017
Blockchain could save the shipping industry billions of dollars.
06 Mar 2017
The container trains from Bangalore inland container depot leave every Friday to reach Cochin by Sunday.
06 Mar 2017
Container shipping veteran Ron Widdows has joined the advisory board of predictive logistics company ClearMetal.
06 Mar 2017
Shippers on the North Europe-Asia trade are running into space issues as full signs go up on vessels leaving for ports in the east.
05 Mar 2017
Distributed ledger technology is rapidly gaining interest in multiple industries as a secure and cost-effective way to facilitate transactions.
05 Mar 2017
Ports, carriers, and cold storage providers are committed to ongoing investments, including infrastructure, equipment, technology, and personnel.
04 Mar 2017
Container carriers have made steady gains in the global reefer market, but conventional reefer carriers find success through specialty services.
03 Mar 2017
Matchback opportunities for shippers in the US heartland are limited by a lack of data.
03 Mar 2017
USAT Logistics, the non-asset arm of USA Truck, opens a Mexican subsidiary.
03 Mar 2017
This was the fourth consecutive week of declining spot rates to the East Coast and the seventh consecutive week to the West Coast.
03 Mar 2017
Carriers had sought rates of up to $1,200 per TEU in the run-up to March 1.
03 Mar 2017
Dedicated trucking prevents deeper revenue decline at the Top 25 Truckload Carriers.
03 Mar 2017
Suzue Corp. is the latest Japanese logistics company to deepen its involvement in the Southeast Asian nation.
02 Mar 2017
Partnerships may herald new phase in a more mature transport technology market.
02 Mar 2017
E-commerce has heightened the sense of urgency regarding shipment visibility.
02 Mar 2017
Since 2010, chemical companies have announced 264 new US projects totaling more than $161 billion in capital investment.
02 Mar 2017
The exchange targets the much-discussed problem that, although shipper-carrier contracts may be signed, parties frequently fail to comply with the deal.
02 Mar 2017
Panalpina faced a very challenging year in 2016.
01 Mar 2017
In a speech packed with unique insights on the development of global shipping and logistics and harsh words for the Teamsters union, XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs kicked off the 17th Annual TPM Conference.
01 Mar 2017
Kuehne + Nagel posted a record result for 2016.
01 Mar 2017
Bradley S. Jacobs knows a thing or two about about consolidation.
28 Feb 2017
Shippers’ efforts to push the FMC into a rulemaking relies on antiquated evidence that predates the advent of containerized shipping, carriers said.
28 Feb 2017
A trial shipment completed last week between North Europe and the East Coast of North America is a sign of digitalization’s potential.
28 Feb 2017
Container lines have been emboldened to seek higher service contract rates by a number of factors.
27 Feb 2017
No one wants wild swings in freight rates and the pricing model had to change, a panel of top executives tells attendees at TPM.
27 Feb 2017
Jacobs said more ocean carrier consolidation is coming and more is needed.
27 Feb 2017
“The Teamsters are out of control.”
27 Feb 2017
Japanese shipping group MOL is the latest looking to tap into the rapidly growing logistics demand in India.
27 Feb 2017
The cost of a barrel of crude oil is projected to rise nearly a third in 2017 compared with 2016.