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.
01 Jul 2016
There are no reports of disruption at Europe’s three largest container ports Friday as the SOLAS rule took effect.
01 Jul 2016
Rents for multitenant distribution center space in 2015 grew faster than those of any other property type.
30 Jun 2016
Frustrated by a slow-growth economy, low freight demand and tighter regulatory controls, trucking providers are looking for new opportunities, often in last-mile logistics.
30 Jun 2016
“We feel it is very important that we not only have the development of the industrial zones, but we have also been cooperating in the development of the infrastructure that surrounds the SEZ.”
30 Jun 2016
A nervous container business is bracing for the new VGM regulations.
30 Jun 2016
Cargo agents in China are being squeezed from both sides as box weighing charges fall in their laps.
29 Jun 2016
The state of U.S. freight growth in 2016 and perhaps next year hangs on inventories.
29 Jun 2016
The impact of the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union is expected to be muted.
29 Jun 2016
Truck turn times at Cochin Port should improve greatly because of a new technological initiative rolled out by the port authority.
29 Jun 2016
Urgent need for modern warehousing space in Japan as e-commerce demand rises.
28 Jun 2016
Amazon now may be the world's largest 3PL, especially for small shippers, supply chain consultant Adrian Gonzalez tells SMC3 Connections 2016.
28 Jun 2016
Can the notoriously complicated, not to mention technologically hidebound, freight forwarding industry be turned into a streamlined, digitally driven paragon of efficiency?
28 Jun 2016
India’s Directorate General of Shipping has issued a supplementary decree allowing shippers more time to comply with requirements laid down in its final ordinance issued May 11.
28 Jun 2016
There is no justification for forwarders to charge a container weight processing fee, complains a shipper group in Hong Kong.
27 Jun 2016
The new rule’s rollout is just days away, but guidance from operating ports, carriers, terminal operators and nation states has been variable and prone to change.
27 Jun 2016
All six terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey will offer weighing services to shippers that don’t provide verified gross mass declarations needed to meet the SOLAS rule.
25 Jun 2016
The larger locks of the Panama Canal open on Sunday, but what impact will they have on global trade and container shipping?
23 Jun 2016
Ghana is targeting the complete elimination of paper in trade transactions at the country’s ports.
23 Jun 2016
Hapag-Lloyd is the latest container line to link up with Inttra.
22 Jun 2016
A French nonprofit representing the container industry is creating a comprehensive database of container tare weights to help shippers comply with SOLAS VGM rules.
22 Jun 2016
APM Terminals is aiming to integrate automation across all its cargo-handling operations.
22 Jun 2016
Industry executives are urging exporters to honor the bookings they make.
21 Jun 2016
Inventory destocking is likely under way, but the process will probably be slow.
21 Jun 2016
Major Japanese transportation and logistics companies are following in the footsteps of their corporate customers and rushing to strengthen their presence in Mexico.
21 Jun 2016
Container lines are playing down skyrocketing spot rates between the east coast of South America and Asia.
21 Jun 2016
“Importers and exporters need to work together. It’s a common bond we’re not using,” Dean Tracy, managing director of Global Integrated Services, told the annual Agriculture Transportation Coalition conference.
U.S. exporters finally achieved the carrier uniformity they were seeking on the SOLAS container-weighing requirement.
20 Jun 2016
U.S. exporters finally achieved the carrier uniformity they were seeking on the SOLAS container weighing requirement.
20 Jun 2016
Several non-vessel-operating common carriers have detailed how much they will charge shippers to transmit verified gross mass declarations to marine terminals and container lines and what they will charge for weighing services to meet the SOLAS rule taking effect July 1.
20 Jun 2016
Retail giant Wal-Mart is considering a 2.9 million-square-foot import distribution center near the Port of Mobile, Alabama, which this year has landed direct vessel calls by two all-water services from Asia.
20 Jun 2016
Trucking firms in Russia are consolidating and expanding their services in a bid to remain competitive with containerized rail transportation.
20 Jun 2016
Reliable, time-guaranteed freight service is becoming the new mantra for Indian Railways.
17 Jun 2016
Reliable partners are key to shipper success.
17 Jun 2016
The potential impact of China’s Belt and Road initiative is starting to emerge.
16 Jun 2016
Shippers, especially retailers, want better end-to-end visibility to better manage inventory, but they need to connect gaps in their supply chains.
16 Jun 2016
Maersk Line expects a “bumpy” six months after the SOLAS container weight rule enters force.