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
11 Jul 2017
When Patterson Warehouses began operations in Memphis in 1856 flatbed trailers were horse-drawn and being loaded onto steamboats. Vice President Buzz Fly discusses its evolution as a logistics hub, investments, and customer trends.
10 Jul 2017
The APM Terminals facility at Port of New York and New Jersey — challenged by long truck lines after a cyber attack on parent company, Maersk Group — said it hopes to be fully operational by Wednesday.
10 Jul 2017
US importers in the coming weeks will begin to encounter a tightening of vessel space and occasional equipment shortages.
10 Jul 2017
The changing landscape for international intermodal rail reflects the fierce competition among US East Coast ports to attract away from the West Coast discretionary cargo into and out of points east of the Ohio Valley.
10 Jul 2017
A combined Cosco-OOCL carrier will further reduce the options for shippers that have been cut drastically by a wave of consolidation in the past year.
09 Jul 2017
The maritime shipping sector is a perfect candidate to test an information portal.
08 Jul 2017
Access to real-time data is extremely useful to carriers, BCOs, and others, but a consensus has yet to emerge on who owns the data.
07 Jul 2017
An Asia-ECSA service is a prime example of why ports around the world are racing to upgrade their infrastructure to keep up with growing ship sizes.
07 Jul 2017
Online marketplaces and mobile apps are challenging decades-old business models for industrial distributors as use of e-commerce channels grows, a UPS survey finds.
07 Jul 2017
Spot rates in the eastbound Pacific this week could not sustain the double-digit increase of last week.
07 Jul 2017
Nippon Express’ move comes amid a growing interest in the African market among Japanese companies.
07 Jul 2017
The terminal opened at midnight July 6 and worked the first vessel Thursday.
07 Jul 2017
Spot market rates fall on Asia-Europe, ignoring the start of the peak season and tight space on the trade as volume rises.
07 Jul 2017
It has been 10 days since a cyber attack crippled Maersk Line, Damco, and APM Terminals, but the carrier has reported a rapid rise in cargo bookings as its systems are restored.
06 Jul 2017
The superintendent organizing efforts come at a sensitive time for the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association.
06 Jul 2017
India’s controversial decision to tax imports is increasing the financial pressure on transport services providers.
06 Jul 2017
“We see lots of changes in terms of networks and ports of call and there is some impact on rates.”
05 Jul 2017
Trucker frustration builds at delays at APM Terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
05 Jul 2017
By design, blockchain resists regulatory oversight.
05 Jul 2017
All regions except Latin America posted double-digit growth.
03 Jul 2017
Lengthy truck lines continued outside APM Terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey Monday on the third day of operations since a massive cyberattack last week on parent company Maersk Group shut down the facility.
03 Jul 2017
Rate levels look set to continue their recovery for the second half of the year, according to Drewry analysis.
02 Jul 2017
Food and beverage shipments are two of the main targets of cargo theft in Latin America.
01 Jul 2017
Analysts say the introduction of larger ships could diminish service levels.
30 Jun 2017
Marine terminals are reluctant to jump aboard until they get guarantees on data safety.
30 Jun 2017
Operations are finally beginning to return to normal at Pier 400 in the Port of Los Angeles.
30 Jun 2017
Port users fear further delays in container handling in the already congested port following the incident.
30 Jun 2017
Spike in trans-Pacific spot rates may be due to GRI.
30 Jun 2017
“These facilities have already restored systems and are able to gate cargo in and out.”
30 Jun 2017
Spot rates on Asia-Europe were up 13 percent this week as the rate increases took hold.
30 Jun 2017
A container line, a port, and a retailer are all involved in blockchain pilots to the viability of digitizing the complex communications trail and improving visibility.
29 Jun 2017
This week’s mess was the latest pain point for users exasperated with the transition to the Automated Commercial Environment.
29 Jun 2017
Maersk Line says it is close to bringing its operations back to normal after a massive cyberattack.
29 Jun 2017
A coalition of groups is calling on the Port of New York and New Jersey to revive a plan to ban all trucks with engines from 2007 or older from the port, expressing health concerns.
29 Jun 2017
The global freight forwarding market is set for faster growth through 2020.