Category Archives: Trucking

How Mergers Could Impact the Future of Shipping

In an effort to shore up the struggling global shipping economy, several of the major international shipping and logistics players are forming strategic alliances with one another. The Wall Street Journal announced recently that Chinese container operators China Ocean Shipping Co. (COSCO) and China Shipping Group Co. have recently merged and are currently in the […]

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Off to Strong Start in 2016

Around the world, headlines are piling up about the slowdown in shipping cargo. Some articles place blame on China’s faltering economy. Others point to the strong U.S. dollar. Even some experts admit they have yet to identify the cause. However, the California Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach don’t seem to have gotten the […]

Amazon Looking to Become a Player in Global Third-Party Logistics?

Befitting the online retail giant’s existing strategy of aggressive expansion and industry domination, Amazon.com Inc. has recently made moves implying a possible venture into the world of global third-party logistics. In January, Amazon registered its China arm as an ocean freight forwarder with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), allowing for a more direct and […]

Container Cargo freight ship

Emerging Hubs for Global Logistics

While the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach process over 14 million containers a year and remain unmatched in terms of sheer volume, new hubs are changing the face of the global logistics and supply chain industry. These hubs are being developed to provide more efficient routing, alleviate already congested ports, and support the […]