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Archives for January 2013

5 Traits of Successful Project Logistics Shipments

Traits of Successful Project Logistics

In the world of project logistics, no two shipments are the same. Each shipment is unique and has its own set of challenges. However, there are some common elements that need to be considered before moving a wind turbine, a transformer, or a module. Because pictures speak volumes, below the five general traits, are pictures of shipments that C.H. Robinson Project Logistics coordinated. » Read More

Six Ways to Prevent Cargo Theft: Part 2

Prevent Cargo Theft

Last week, I explained how cargo thieves are targeting low-value products, as opposed to the high-end goods that have been their top priority in the past. While the types of crimes may have changed, the need for countermeasures has not. There are steps you can take to shield your supply chain against theft. » Read More

A New M.O. for Cargo Crime: Part 1

Cargo theft

Cargo theft is an ever-present risk in the freight transportation business, but the nature of these crimes has changed in ways that might surprise you.

Worldwide, cargo theft losses total about $50 billion a year, according to Freightwatch International Group. The International Cargo Security Council reports a $25 billion annual cost in the U.S. alone. » Read More

California Air Resources Board Update

California Air Resources Board

As of January 1, 2013, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) requires California shippers to conform to new refrigerated transportation regulations. On November 15, C.H. Robinson hosted a webinar featuring the Western Growers Association, California Grape and Tree Fruit League, and Rod Hill, an air pollution specialist from CARB who helped develop the rule. The rule states that grower-shippers, freight brokers, freight forwarders and receivers must be compliant in accordance with the official CARB TRU guidance effective at the start of the year. The webinar reviewed how shippers can comply with the law and avoid possible financial penalties. » Read More