Logistics News

  • “Evolving Freight Forwarding Survey” deserves our attention

    Mar 16, 2018 — Logistics Trends & Insights LLC, an Atlanta, Georgia-based consultancy, is conducting its third “Evolving Freight Forwarding Survey," and invites readers to participate. The consultancy’s president, Cathy Roberson says, “New startups, new competitive threats, new technology offerings and new services are all occurring within the market. How are the traditional forwarders such as DHL, Kuehne + Nagel and Panalpina addressing these changes?”
  • Shippers should anticipate a “pivot” in M&A activity this year

    Mar 7, 2018 — Mergers and acquisitions activities for ocean cargo carriers are likely to slow down in 2018, say industry analyts, as trend is likely to “pivot” to freight forwarders.
  • The Future of Shipping in East Africa

    Mar 6, 2018 — The emerging markets of East Africa offer companies boundless possibilities, as technology, agriculture and natural resources fuel economic growth, in what will be one of the most prevalent emerging markets in a new phase of Globalisation. Africa will have six of the world’s ten fastest growing economies this year, according to the World Bank. All of this potential does not mean that trade is then presented on a silver platter to shippers and manufacturers.
  • Will digitisation kill off the forwarder?

    Feb 22, 2018 — Digitisation could make freight forwarders redundant in the next 20 years unless they significantly adapt their business model. As data in the supply chain becomes increasingly transparent, in a bid for seamless flows of information and cargo, the forwarders’ advantage ebbs, delegates heard at Air Cargo India in Mumbai this week.
  • Pasha Hawaii Concludes Deployment of Horizon Spirit In Support of Puerto Rico Carriers Hurricane Relief Efforts

    Feb 21, 2018 — Since cargo volume can now be handled by the U.S. Jones Act vessels customarily serving the Puerto Rico market, the vessel will serve as a drydock reserve ship in Pasha Hawaii’s container business between the mainland and Hawaii. It will relieve the Horizon Reliance which will undergo regulatory dry-dock maintenance at a U.S. West Coast shipyard.
  • Reshaped Maersk Looking to Compete Directly with UPS, Fedex

    Feb 21, 2018 — Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk plans to compete directly with package delivery companies UPS and Fedex as it expands its transport and logistics business, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, sold its North Sea-focused oil and gas business in August in a $7.5 billion deal in August as it focuses on transport and logistics.
  • JD Logistics launches JD Logistics launches domestic rail freight pilot program in China rail freight pilot program

    Feb 15, 2018 — JD Logistics has confirmed a new type of collaboration with a competing mode of transportation. Together with the China Railway Corporation, JD is piloting a same-day, door-to-door white glove delivery service for high-end goods, utilizing domestic trains for long-distance transportation.
  • Never Underestimate the Risk of Explosion in a Freight and Logistics Warehouse

    Feb 7, 2018 — Apart from the obvious risks in many a logistics operation, an expression of liquid gas when changing a fork lift truck bottle, an accidental spillage of fuel, and exactly the type of incident which should normally countered by proper Health and Safety protocols, most warehousemen will have never encountered a serious explosion, and indeed given it much thought.
  • Demand in the global air cargo supply chain remains robust

    Feb 6, 2018 — The International Air Transport Association recently released full-year 2017 data for global air freight markets showing that global demand grew by 9.0%. This was more than double the 3.6% annual growth recorded in 2016.
  • NileDutch to use predictive software to streamline empty container flows

    Feb 2, 2018 — Container shipping company NileDutch started a cooperation with the technology company Transmetrics, to streamline its empty container flows and increase efficiency.
  • A glimpse into the future of forwarding – through a cloudy crystal

    Feb 2, 2018 — Freight transportation performance last year turned out to be one of the best in almost a decade, resulting from many factors, including strong business investments, increased consumer confidence, more construction and improved factory output. Freight forwarders saw strong results last year in the ocean, air and trucking sectors, as tightening supply conditions led to strong inventory demand due to restocking of shelves, partially depleted by surging e-commerce growth.
  • Ocean Carrier Trends: Will global shipping alliances restore stability?

    Feb 1, 2018 — Hedging your bets on securing capacity may be an ongoing gambit this year, say ocean shipping industry experts. The big players have only gotten bigger, but that’s no guarantee that service and reliability will improve.
  • Rand Logistics files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with debt swap deal

    Jan 31, 2018 — Rand Logistics Inc, one of the largest bulk freight shipping providers in the Great Lakes region, filed for Chapter 11 protection on Tuesday after agreeing to a debt-for-equity swap with lender Lightship Capital LLC.
  • Port of Baltimore to Add New Shipping Service to New Zealand, Australia

    Jan 24, 2018 — A new monthly roll-on/roll-off shipping service between Europe and New Zealand and Australia will begin calling the port of Baltimore in March, officials announced Jan. 23.
  • Amazon Begins to Act as Its Own Freight Broker

    Jan 19, 2018 — Over the past two years Amazon.com Inc. has dabbled in the transportation and logistics industry. But recently, the e-commerce behemoth began to directly broker freight to truck drivers, rather than solely rely upon third-party firms such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Transport Topics has learned.
  • Antwerp achieves fifth consecutive record year for container volumes

    Jan 17, 2018 — Belgium’s Port of Antwerp ended 2017 with a record freight volume for the fifth straight year in a row. During the year, the port handled 223.6 million tons of freight, an increase of 4.4% compared with the previous year’s 214.1 million tons.
  • U.S. Ports Update Part 1: Expanded Panama Canal Changes the Balance

    Jan 11, 2018 — Following the close of its 2017 fiscal year, Panama Canal authorities announced that the entrepot welcomed a record 403.8 million tons—the largest amount of annual volume ever transited in its 103-year history. Industry analysts say the impact on U.S. ocean cargo gateways will soon become evident.
  • China Sparks World Container Traffic Boom

    May 15, 2017 — Preliminary data from Drewry’s Container Trades Statistics (CTS) indicates that world container traffic surged by 10% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017, fuelled mainly by spikes in imports and exports from China. The CTS numbers point to intra-regional trade as the primary driver of growth with volumes up by 17%, versus 7% for deep-sea traffic.
  • Dubai’s DP World Confirms 10 Injured when Ship Hits Cranes at Jebel Ali Port

    May 15, 2017 — Dubai ports operator DP World has confirmed that 10 people were injured in an accident involving a container vessel at the Jebel Ali port last week. The incident occurred when the vessel collided with the harbour wall at the port’s Terminal 1 on Thursday, May 4.
  • JK Moving Services Holds Ribbon-Cutting for New Facility

    Jan 19, 2017 — IAM member company JK Moving Services held an open house on Wednesday, January 18, to celebrate the opening of its new 75,000 square foot warehouse facility in Sterling, Virginia.
  • IAM Logistics Network (ILN) Online Directory Launch

    Dec 10, 2014 — The new and improved ILN Online Directory has launched. Now anyone can easily search for ILN member companies geographically or by name keywords, allowing IAM members, ILN members and the general public to find companies they can potentially partner with on logistics projects.
  • Attendees pronounce ILN Regional Meeting a success

    May 23, 2014 — IAM is pleased to report that those attending the first regional meeting of the IAM Logistics Network in Antwerp, Belgium, have pronounced it a success. With an ambitious agenda in hand, the 35 attendees representing 20 member companies spent more than two days immersed in the business of logistics.