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

20 Sep 2019
CMA CGM backs off from proposed $50 administrative fee for detention and demurrage documentation processing after swift customer pushback.
06 Feb 2019
PSA International’s new terminal at India’s busiest container gateway handled a record 67,661 TEU in January and is poised for more growth as the year continues.
05 Feb 2019
A new funding round for visibility software provider FourKites underscores continued venture capital interest in supply chain technology start-ups.
05 Feb 2019
The announcement, made Tuesday at the Georgia Foreign Trade Conference, comes amid increased carrier interest in Savannah’s plan to expand its intermodal capacity to enable goods to reach inland destinations such as Memphis and Chicago at least two days faster than now.
05 Feb 2019
A brave new world of complex supply chains, consumer demands, and urbanization means problems rooted in truck capacity and driver availability are likely to get worse, regardless of the economic cycle.
05 Feb 2019
The Georgia Ports Authority will be playing a critical role in production of a new sports-utility vehicle by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia.
05 Feb 2019
Speakers at the Cargo Facts EMEA conference in Frankfurt say trade disruptions and booming e-commerce will continue to drive increased global air cargo volume.
04 Feb 2019
Disruptions at two of Mexico’s three biggest ports highlight the risks to rail-bound goods just as the country is looking to position itself as a regional logistics hub.
04 Feb 2019
Trucking operator Schneider National is evolving to meet increased shipper expectations by harnessing new technology, adapting to new customer requirements, and focusing on higher productivity.
04 Feb 2019
APM Terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey is using barge and truck to move cargo to out-of-port rail terminals to help alleviate a container backlog.
04 Feb 2019
The biggest stakeholder of Panalpina says no deal to DSV takeover offer.
04 Feb 2019
The bankruptcy filing of a freight payment provider last week brings a reminder to shippers to be diligent in monitoring payment vendors.
04 Feb 2019
Concor has entered into a strategic cooperation deal with Russia’s JSC RZD Logistics.
01 Feb 2019
In the trucking payment process, factoring might be particularly suited for blockchain.
01 Feb 2019
The US economy won't run off the road this year, but keep an eye on trade, tariffs, and 2020, economists say at SMC3's Jump Start 2019 event.
01 Feb 2019
While blockchain hasn't happened yet in shipping, it remains for many an inchoate concept.
01 Feb 2019
The US-China trade war may be a one-off event, but it highlighted the tenuous balance of warehouse supply and demand in Southern California and New York-New Jersey, where future trade or weather events could result in meltdowns.
31 Jan 2019
The Bangladesh government is introducing pre-arrival processing of import documents at ports in July.
31 Jan 2019
The fuel efficiency of Zeamarine's newbuildings will be advantageous, and it will also be looking at scrubber technology and durability, Zeamarine president and CEO Andre Grikitis said.
Veracruz port.
31 Jan 2019
The growth in Mexican container volumes has slowed as cargo through Pacific ports rises faster than the Gulf Coast's ports for first time in five years.
Freight forwarder technology.
31 Jan 2019
Middle market software-as-a-service product is designed to democratize access to software tools that most small to midsize forwarders couldn’t afford to build themselves.
31 Jan 2019
Carriers on the Asia-US trade had an unexpectedly strong December, but will it last, is the question troubling the container shipping lines.
Port of Dover.
31 Jan 2019
UK forwarders, shippers, and ferry operators fear that any delay caused by customs checks will quickly lead to extensive bottlenecks and disruption.
AAL Kembla.
31 Jan 2019
Among shipowners’ concerns: will there be enough low-sulfur fuel on Jan. 1, 2020? And will the low-sulfur quality be consistent?
A nacelle being transported.
31 Jan 2019
US ports specializing in the handling of wind components and the heavy-haul truck lines are gearing up for an increase in wind projects.
Containers stacked at a port.
30 Jan 2019
Stakeholders at the public container gateway worked harder to improve efficiency, amid ever-challenging market conditions.
Truck US.
30 Jan 2019
This stark rates dichotomy within the truckload industry is directly tied to shipping patterns.
Rotterdam port.
30 Jan 2019
The injection of vessels comes as demand growth of Asia-Europe westbound volume slows.
A wind farm in the United States.
30 Jan 2019
Several US ports, many in the Gulf, are expecting a surge in wind cargo during the next 24 months.
A petrochemical plant.
30 Jan 2019
The US petrochemical buildout is being driven by the availability of cheap ethane.
Freight at a rail yard.
30 Jan 2019
Security and service problems face Mexico's intermodal sector as it seeks to expand its share of the reefer market.
Port of Los Angeles.
30 Jan 2019
Container and chassis dwell times in Los Angeles-Long Beach edged lower in December.
BNSF Lot 16 truck congestion.
29 Jan 2019
Patience is the key right now, logistics professionals say, because many BCOs and truckers are dealing with the same challenges, caused by large volumes, a chassis shortage, and now Arctic cold.
Port of Oakland,
29 Jan 2019
Truck turn time information is the latest feature added to the Oakland portal.
Norfolk Southern.
29 Jan 2019
Ripples from last year’s ELD mandate are still reverberating down rail tracks.
DSV Logistics.
29 Jan 2019
European forwarders are trying to blunt ocean carriers from encroaching on their business.