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
25 May 2016
DB Schenker Senior Vice President and Head of Ocean Freight Americas Trond Prestroenning chatted with JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett at the 16th TPM Conference about challenges facing non-vessel-operating common carriers in a shifting industry landscape defined by merger and acquisitions.
25 May 2016
Ireland-based ASL Aviation has sealed the acquisition of TNT Express’s two cargo airlines.
24 May 2016
APL has unveiled a new tool to help shippers understand SOLAS around the globe.
24 May 2016
Estes Express will roll out Estes Final Mile by the end of 2016, as e-commerce grows and traditional freight markets stagnate.
24 May 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s biggest public container handler, is aggressively working to lure more truckload freight to the rails.
23 May 2016
Shippers, marine terminals and container lines could get some leeway in the first three months of the new SOLAS container weighing rule.
23 May 2016
Shippers and freight forwarders are confused over how to comply with an international container weight verification rule that comes into effect on July 1.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights OOCL
23 May 2016
OOCL has warned its customers of the complications and penalties they face if they fail to comply with the SOLAS container weight rule.
23 May 2016
The world's container supply chain remains concerned at a lack of clarity around the SOLAS verified gross mass ruling.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights Yantian China service
23 May 2016
The major China export gateway of Yantian will offer container weighing services to help shippers comply with the SOLAS container weight rule.
20 May 2016
Fulfilling orders from supplier warehouses are likely to shift freight patterns and increase home-delivery demand.
20 May 2016
A move by Hitachi Transport System and SG Holdings to form a capital alliance could pave the way for the two major Japanese logistics companies to integrate their operations and become the country’s second-largest logistics company by sales.
20 May 2016
Hamburg Sud will use the platform of Inttra, the U.S.-based shipping electronic marketplace, to ensure compliance with the international container weight regulation that comes into effect on July 1.
19 May 2016
The Port of Charleston has changed its mind on its previously announced SOLAS policy.
19 May 2016
Congressional pressure is intensifying on stakeholders in the containerized supply chain to find an agreeable response to the SOLAS rule.
19 May 2016
Domestic consumption in China gives GLP a solid annual earnings report.
18 May 2016
UPS partners with SAP to bring 3-D printing to more manufacturing supply chains.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
18 May 2016
A cottage industry providing new products aimed at saving them money and eliminating frustration has emerged.
18 May 2016
DB Schenker named a new CEO of its U.S. operations effective immediately.
18 May 2016
Although port authorities and trucking organizations in Oakland and Los Angeles-Long Beach have been leading the way in implementing global-positioning satellite and Bluetooth technologies to increase cargo velocity, ports and truckers on the East and Gulf coasts are anxious to follow. Technology products are expected to surface at other ports in short order.
18 May 2016
FedEx Wednesday declared its offer for TNT Express unconditional.
17 May 2016
A strike vote by union pilots at Atlas, ATSG and Kalitta Air is meant to pressure the airlines and DHL, but doesn't mean a strike is imminent.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
17 May 2016
A group of U.S. agriculture exporters rejected container lines’ recent attempt to mollify concerns over the legal liabilities of inaccuracies in the container tare weight when generating a verified gross mass under the new SOLAS container weight rule.
17 May 2016
The largest trade group representing drayage companies in the Port of New York and New Jersey has created its own web-based forum to connect truckers looking to make “street turns.”
17 May 2016
Mention Indianapolis and its famous speedway comes to mind, but so should supply chain velocity, warehousing and freight.
17 May 2016
France’s ports, railways and airports face shutdown.
e-commerce, growth, Asia, India, China, Indonesia, distribution
17 May 2016
Industry players from logistics service providers to container lines and air cargo airlines correctly see e-commerce as a trend that, more than any other, will drive change in traditional supply chain processes and have a transformational effect on the way goods are connected to consumers.
automation, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach
17 May 2016
If the container terminals in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach do not automate, they will soon be unable to handle their growing volumes.
17 May 2016
SingPost's focus on e-commerce pays off handsomely as its profit trajectory continues to head up in the first quarter.
16 May 2016
Warehouse capacity in the U.S. is at the tightest level "ever observed," one real estate firm says.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights India
16 May 2016
India has passed much-awaited legislation that clears the way for the July 1 implementation of new container weight rules set by the International Maritime Organization’s SOLAS mandate.
16 May 2016
With less than two months before the SOLAS container-weighing rule takes effect, questions of the strength and scale of the enforcement’s bite in the U.S. are mounting.
Rotterdam SOLAS APM Terminals
16 May 2016
APM Terminals has added additional ports to the 29 where it said it would be offering weighing services to enable SOLAS compliance.
Kintetsu World Express, APL Logistics
13 May 2016
Kintetsu World Express, a major international freight forwarder in Japan, experienced a sinking full-year net profit, even as its revenue soared.
DSV UTI Worldwide
13 May 2016
DSV, the Danish trucking and logistics group, posted a slightly higher first-quarter operating profit despite losses incurred by UTi Worldwide.