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.
31 May 2016
A group of ports and maritime authorities questioning whether too light a touch will be taken starting July 1.
30 May 2016
Switzerland will open the world’s longest rail tunnel June.
27 May 2016
An increase in Asian freight shipped straight to Mexico means fewer trucks heading south from the U.S., tighter capacity for northbound shipments.
26 May 2016
The Port of Felixstowe, the busiest in the United Kingdom, has outlined pricing for its container weighing service.
26 May 2016
Another terminal operator will offer container weighing services to help shippers comply with VGM rules.
25 May 2016
Freight costing "is a huge challenge," Estes Express Lines' chief operating officer told a technology conference.
25 May 2016
Kuehne + Nagel has chosen Inttra to help its clients comply with an international container weight regulation.
25 May 2016
JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett and C.H. Robinson President of Global Forwarding Mike Short at the 16th TPM Conference discuss how macroeconomic challenges change the needs of clients.
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.