In 2021, for the first time in all of my years working in this industry, the global supply chain was at the forefront of virtually every conversation. Whether it was the impact of port delays, truck driver shortages or the shortage of chips impacting manufacturing, our industry was top of mind across the board and [...]
2021 was a difficult year in global logistics due to ongoing volatility. We worked alongside customers navigating the Suez Canal block, hurricanes and cyclones, port and terminal closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks, customs and trade changes, labor shortages and more. I’ve been in the industry since 1997 and I have never seen this level of [...]
Learn about market rates for spot freight and how you can change your shipping patterns to influence your pricing.
In our latest webinar, we took live questions but didn't have time to address them all. In this video, C.H. Robinson experts answer your top questions about the U.S. infrastructure bill, vaccine mandates, port congestion and more.
Less-than-container load (LCL) shipping has become part of the solution design to many supply chain challenges. LCL shipping provides shippers with cost and time savings as they face longer wait times at ports along with more last-minute-change needs, based on disruption and delays. In a recent global survey conducted by our team, shippers reported congestion [...]
In a fast-moving world which has been shaken by a global pandemic, ongoing geopolitical challenges, and an untold capacity shortage, shippers are trying hard to stay on top of the game keeping their supply chains moving without sacrificing on their delivery promises. Even more so when they’re trying to ship smaller quantities at a higher [...]
If you participate in shipping in Mexico at all, you know that many recent factors are affecting both cross-border and intra-Mexico shipping. These influencers include—but are not limited to—capacity imbalances, border congestion, and new regulations from the new political administration.
Jason Miller, associate professor of supply chain management at Michigan State University, shares his insights and offers recommendations for what shippers can do to obtain capacity and plan for the coming months.
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) poses a serious biohazard threat to both Australia and New Zealand. Both countries have implemented new seasonal import regulations to combat this risk that may impact your shipments. Reduce potential delays and impediments by keeping up to date with changing requirements and understanding the packaging and treatment requirements for [...]
Prior to the pandemic, supply chains were already growing in complexity due to increased globalization, data sources, and customer demands. Disruptions from COVID-19 accelerated these challenges, requiring supply chains to be more agile and resilient than ever—something that isn’t possible if don’t have the right technology and talent in place. In this dynamic environment of [...]