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Matt Castle — Vice President, Global Forwarding Products and Services

Matt has 16 years of experience in the transportation industry. Prior to his current role, he managed the C.H. Robinson Minneapolis and Los Angeles global forwarding offices. Matt received his degree in Aviation Administration from the University of North Dakota.

The Basics of Air Freight: Optimizing Your Global Supply Chain

Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain


This content was update in June 2019

As the name implies, air freight can be defined as: The transportation of goods by aircraft. » Read More

Best Ways to Approach Air Freight Shipping

This content was updated in June 2019

Most shippers who use air freight want to move high-value or high-tech items, get their goods out quickly, keep their inventories lean, or some combination of all three. Approaching your air freight strategically can help you keep costs as low as possible while still utilizing air’s quickness. » Read More

3 Global Trends Shaping the Logistics Landscape in 2017

3 Global Trends Shaping the Logistics Landscape in 2017 | Transportfolio

logistics trends 2017

It’s bound to be an interesting year for logistics. Even if we dismiss the effects of geopolitics on globalization, there are still a number of disrupters, such as ecommerce and merger and acquisition activity, which could lead to volatility in the transportation marketplace. » Read More

Countdown to Black Friday: It’s the Final Countdown, So Get Your Shipments Up in the Air

Air Cargo

It’s not too late to get your product to store shelves in time for Black Friday, thanks to the swift performance of air cargo service. With significantly shorter lead times than other modes, air cargo can get your product to market in as little as a day. It adds efficiency and flexibility to your supply chain and better equips you to quickly replenish inventory throughout the holiday shopping season as consumers sweep through aisles or fill their online shopping carts.
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3 Ways El Niño Could Impact Your Supply Chain

3 Ways El Niño Could Impact Your Supply Chain | Transportfolio

El Nino and Your Supply Chain

Long destructive events—whether they’re caused by humans or nature—are hard to predict and even harder to plan for.

Every few years, California gets pummeled with flooding, tornados, and mudslides. The cause? El Niño. In 2016, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), predicted that year’s El Niño to be among the strongest on record. The climate pattern has impact on the entire North American continent—but nowhere is it more apparent than California. » Read More

4 Air Freight Trends Changing the Global Forwarding Game


Air freight


The air freight industry is highly variable and complex; the rapid rise of on-demand ecommerce has changed customers’ expectations, while shifting fuel prices and global network growth add convolutions to shippers’ plates. In order to meet new customer demands, shippers need to pay attention to what is going on in the world of air freight. So, what major trends are shaping global air freight today?
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