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Archives for December 2016

Global Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2017

Global Shipping Trends: What to expect in 2017. Transportfolio by C.H. Robinson

Global-Shipping-MegaShip-Tblog

The global transportation industry was dealt a year full of surprises in 2016, and with that came challenges. For most ocean carriers, the first three quarters were extremely challenging financially. While these financial pressures have been ongoing since 2009 due to several factors, overcapacity was certainly one of the most prevalent. Ocean carriers continue to see their average operating margin dip below zero as rates fell to their lowest levels since 2009. All of this mounted to the Hanjin bankruptcy, one of the largest container shipping bankruptcies in history. This action will continue to accelerate the carrier acquisition activities in 2017.
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Unwrap the Magic of Logistics: Tell Your Family a Supply Chain Story

Santa Supply Chain. Transportfolio by C.H. Robinson

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In a few short days, we’ll be celebrating the holidays with our families. And, since this is the first major holiday season since I joined C.H. Robinson, I’m a bit nervous about the inevitable question: What do you do at work? How do I explain logistics, demand forecasts, sailing schedules, delivery windows, and everything else that’s involved in the world of supply chains? And, would my family and yours truly understand?
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The Chemical Supply Chain: 3 Things Learned from This Year’s LogiChem Conference

The Chemical Supply Chain: 3 Things Learned from This Year’s LogiChem Conference. Transporfolio by C.H. Robinson

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The panels and presenters at LogiChem USA displayed an expertise in chemical supply chains seen nowhere else. Because individuals at the event openly share challenges their firms face and the process to overcoming those challenges, the content is always relevant and helpful. This was my third year attending the LogiChem conference, and I am always pleased to find the focus shifts from year to year to address current trends and issues while also providing insight to the future of the industry.
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Supply Chain Trends in 2016: A Year of Defining Change

Supply Chain Trends in 2016: A Year of Defining Change.Transportfolio by C.H. Robinson

Global-Logistics

It’s been a big year for the transportation industry. From the Panama Canal opening to a record year in ecommerce, the happenings of 2016 have kept everyone on their toes. When I think about what we can take away from this year and what we can expect in 2017, three major themes come to mind.
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U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile.Transportfolio by C.H. Robinson

U.S. Mexico Shipping

More than ever before, shippers have better access to information, and better quality information about how to find transportation savings. Our white paper, Supply Chains: Where to Find the Biggest, Fastest Transportation Savings, is just one example and it offers multiple ways to save. As freight markets become more efficient in matching supply/demand, just having the lowest rate per mile won’t cut it anymore. Being a smart transportation shipper no longer means just negotiating the lowest cost per mile, it means obtaining the best total landed cost.
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