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Ali Ashraf — Director, North America Ocean Product

Ali serves as the director of North America ocean product. He joined C.H. Robinson in 2017 and has held many roles throughout his 20+ years of working in the freight forwarding industry, including trade lane management, ocean pricing, ocean operation, and account management. He holds a degree in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations and is based in Cranford, NJ.

What’s Looming for Transpacific Ocean Shipments this Peak Season?

Reoccurring events—like the holiday season—used to provide some level of predictability to ocean shipping trends in the transpacific eastbound (TPEB) trade lane. Typically, holiday peak season volumes ramped up in July, with August and September being the busiest months, and volumes tapered off in October.  » Read More