What’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane | Transportfolio
Certain trends in capacity, rates, and tariff activity have conspired to create an especially dynamic holiday season for ocean shipping in the Transatlantic lane. It’s never too late to understand the forces at work that have created the current market, or to explore ideas that can help insulate your business in periods of market volatility—or anytime.
9.20.1820-09-2018C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.Organization
How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries | Transportfolio
Do you ever worry about experiencing a general average declaration for your ocean shipments? It’s time to assess what’s at stake and think about how you can minimize your risk. Start by building your knowledge of how general average works, how it can impact your shipments if general average is declared, and how marine cargo insurance can help you sleep like a baby at night.
Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight | Transportfolio
If you’ve heard the term “perfect storm” applied more to transportation lately than you have since the book by Sebastian Junger came out in 1997, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, it’s the best way to describe what is happening right now in the air and ocean freight markets. Peak shipping season has heated up early. The perfect storm is upon us. Rates are up on the spot market, and air and ocean space are hard to find. We recommend you take action now to ensure your holiday shipments are covered.
Phil Teng -
Director, Ecommerce Logistics at C.H. Robinson in Asia
7.12.1812-07-2018C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.Organization
Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here | C.H. Robinson
Ecommerce has moved far beyond its origin as a disruptor of retail businesses to become mainstream within countries. Now, its impact is spreading beyond international borders. Processes for cross-border ecommerce are still evolving, but you can already see their impact at work.
Chad Palmsteen -
Director, Large Account Execution
7.10.1810-07-2018C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.Organization
A common theme this year has been trying to explain to business leaders exactly why transportation budgets are woefully under estimated. What factors have been influencing them since the fourth quarter of 2017?
3 Contributing Factors Driving Demand for Air Freight | Transportfolio
Earlier this year, my colleague, Bogen Chi, wrote about 3 Air Freight Trends to Watch for in 2018: capacity shortages, peak season pressures, and the bright spot of consolidation. I would add that if certain regions of the world are important to your business, you owe it to yourself to learn the local implications of those trends too. If you utilize air freight to the Oceania region (Australia and New Zealand), you can certainly use our expertise to minimize the impact of market forces and streamline the flow of air-cargo to work in your favor. » Read More
There are three countries that conduct in excess of 500 billion dollars of bilateral trade with the United States. Only one of them is outside North America: China. But there is another country that’s making a strong case to join that elite group. If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025. » Read More
6.5.1805-06-2018C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.Organization
When someone mentions the Internet of Things (IoT), people often think of smart devices, wearables, or even how your heating at home regulates itself. However, the influence of the IoT goes far beyond that. More specifically, it’s impacting the logistics world and global supply chains. » Read More
Sri Laxmana -
Vice President, Global Ocean Product, C.H. Robinson
5.15.1815-05-2018C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.Organization
3 Benefits of LCL Shipping | Transportfolio
One way global shippers can deal with tight transit times and fast changes in demand is to keep a lot more inventory on hand. But there is another way. You can use less than container load (LCL), which enables you to ship more frequently and still lower inventory costs. » Read More
Steve Raetz -
Director, Research and Market Intelligence
5.1.1801-05-2018C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.Organization
In any endeavor, there are varying levels of success. This is true for supply chains, too. And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible. » Read More