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Keeping Your Business on Track During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Delayed start to the new year

The coronavirus outbreak has prompted an official global health emergency that is severely affecting business operations not only in China but also around the globe. With any kind of widespread health outbreak, global importers and exporters are dealing with unpredictable logistics concerns that require a proactive approach to keep business running as usual.  » Read More

How to prepare for freight market shifts in 2020

2020 brings balance

As we begin 2020, we can anticipate more balance in the transportation marketplace, according to industry sources. When looking at the classic cycle of the U.S. truckload market, the next six to nine months will be a transitional phase. We just hit the bottom of the market after experiencing oversupply, and now we’re near an upturn. Most analysts are thinking we might start to feel some market parity in the second half of 2020.

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What To Do With All of This Data? Robinson Labs Has the Solution

One of the most frequent comments I get from customers is: “We have so much data but we don’t know what to do with it.” Everyone in the logistics industry says this but they’re each trying to answer different questions – from how do I get my products delivered to customers faster to meet the ever-changing consumer demands to how can I improve dwell times and on-time performance?  » Read More

Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

Now that the fireworks are over and New Year’s resolutions are set, it’s time to prepare for global shipping in 2020. And that means looking at ongoing trends and changing regulations. One thing’s for sure, freight forwarding never has a dull moment.  » Read More

The Belt and Road Initiative: Rail Service between Europe and Asia

Have you ever considered changing your traditional mode of transportation? Or are you still moving products by air or ocean? As demands change, so must our supply chains. Now is the time to utilize all modes of transportation in the most efficient way possible. For example, you might be surprised how beneficial rail service between Europe and Asia can be for your business today.  » Read More

Holiday Shopping Means Holiday Shipping: How Do All Those Packages Get Delivered?

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and for many of our customers, especially retailers, the holidays are “make or break.” That means that seamless logistics is more critical than ever to get all of those packages to their final destinations on time. » Read More

Smooth Your Customs Clearance Process with this Checklist

Forgetting to make updates to your customs compliance program in a timely manner can quickly lead to unnecessary delays and possible penalties. An end of year customs review can help you identify when things need updating. These regular self-audits can help you rapidly realign your processes.  » Read More

Holidays Offer Unique Challenges for Cold Chain Logistics

Over the holidays, nearly 165 million consumers across the United States will buy food and beverages to celebrate the season. Since produce and fresh ingredients are crucial for holiday meals, safely transporting these temperature-sensitive items, delivering them on time and in full, and keeping them freshly stocked on store shelves is vitally important for retailers. These, combined with holiday deadlines, present unique challenges for the logistics industry.  » Read More

New IMO 2020 Regulations Help Reduce Marine Sulphur Emissions

The latest revision of International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations, known as IMO 2020, calls for cutting emissions of sulphur oxide (SOx) from ocean vessels to less than 0.50% m/m. This bold initiative, which goes into effect on January 1, 2020, will help reduce the environmental impact of the international shipping industry.  » Read More