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Global Transportation

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

Global Trends Podcast Discusses Today’s Challenges

Tariffs are the hot topic today, but there are a few other conditions causing challenges for today’s global supply chain professionals. Recently, I had the chance to talk with Eric Kleinsorge, publisher of Global Trade Magazine for a GT Podcast titled Global Logistics & Current Market Trends. The highlights of our conversation appear below. (Special note: The podcast was recorded before the List 4 tariff announcement in August.)  » Read More

Uncertainty in Today’s Air Freight Market: What it Means for You

Reoccurring annual events, like the holiday season, typically bring predictability to air shipping. But lately, out of the ordinary events have disrupted the seasonality we typically expect. The best way to deal with the ever-changing peaks and valleys in air capacity throughout the year is to know both the historical patterns and potential air market disruptors.  » Read More

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

Today’s consumers demand faster deliveries than ever before. So while cost and quality are often viewed as the most important priorities for a company’s supply chain, delivery speed is quickly gaining in prominence. And bringing air freight services into the spotlight.  » Read More

Rethink your Business Strategy by Rethinking Your Global Supply Chain

When I talk to worldwide businesses in Asia, Oceania, North America, or anywhere else, their chief concern is always the same: how do we meet our customers where they are to get them the products and services they want, all while keeping our own business strategy central?

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What’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane

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.

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How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries

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.

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Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight

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.

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Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here

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.

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