Is Temperature Controlled LTL Right for Your Business?.Transportfolio Whenever your product requires temperature controlled shipping, you’ll automatically add a layer of complexity to the job. Maintaining a cold chain from the beginning to the end requires a combination of collaboration and best practices. But ongoing changes to order size may start affecting your current strategy—if [...]

Just the concept of ease of doing business can make certain shippers more attractive than others. Does the shipper do their best to load quickly?

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Advantages of Door-to-Door Service Providers in U.S./Mexico Logistics | Transportfolio This is the first post in a series about U.S./Mexico cross-border shipping. Over the next several months, I’ll share what best in class customers look for in a U.S./Mexico cross-border logistics provider. International business comes with many complications: differing currencies, variable exchange rates, languages, times [...]

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How Mega Ships Impact Ocean Freight Logistics | Transportfolio We all know that when we go to the store to purchase an item, we often look for a good bargain. After all, when we save a few dollars here and there, it starts to add up. With this in mind, let’s apply the same thinking [...]

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With more than $56 billion spent online via desktop devices and $12 billion via mobile devices in the United States during the 2015 holiday season, it’s no wonder that the most discussed topic at this year’s RILA conference was ecommerce and its effects on supply chains. The consumer shift to ecommerce is a major disruption [...]

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It bothers me that poor cold chain management leads to so much fresh produce being thrown out before it even hits the shelf. During a TPA Supply Chain Conference presentation, I explained that it doesn’t have to be that way. You can use these 6 key concepts to build a better cold chain and reduce [...]

Marine Cargo

Marine cargo insurance policies are unique compared to other insurance policies. Understanding the ins and outs of marine cargo insurance can be complex.

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The Secrets to a Solid Reverse Logistics Strategy What happens to “unwanted” items after you bring them back to the store? The movement of goods that have been returned or recalled is also an important component of supply chains. Just as a logistics strategy is central to the streamlined passage of goods from suppliers to [...]

Oil and Gas Supply Chain

If you can answer “no” to these questions, you can skip this blog post. Your supply chain is already a smooth-running machine. But if you answer “yes” to any of them, you may be making common supply chain errors that can dramatically increase transportation spending. Whether you are in exploration and production, transfer and storage, [...]

Because the Chinese middle class continues to grow and buy, Chinese markets are highly attractive for imports, if you have a global forwarding provider who knows how to deliver. With 1.35 billion people, China is the world’s most populous country. According to the International Monetary Fund, China’s 2016 GDP reached $11.2 trillion (USD), making it [...]