The air freight landscape has experienced some dramatic shifts in recent years. In fact, those events seem likely to produce some headwinds for air freight shippers in 2018 in locating available air capacity, especially during peak seasons.
Global Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2018 | Transportfolio Overall, 2017 has been a good year for the ocean shipping industry. It’s a big switch from 2016, when the bankruptcy of Hanjin, one of the largest container shipping providers, forced everyone to confront how volatile this industry really is. Now, at the tail end [...]
When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons | C.H. Robinson What is truckload cabotage, and how do EU and U.S. shippers experience these rules? Cabotage rules cover the transport of goods between two places in the same country by a transport operator from another country. When you look at EU and U.S. [...]
Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management | Transportfolio As the market continues to tighten, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? An unclear plan may let you down. Rather than reacting to changes that happen to your supply chain, it’s always better to develop a carrier management strategy that allows you to be [...]
Preparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today | Transportfolio The holidays aren’t the only thing looming on the horizon. For many in our industry, electronic logging devices (ELDs) are a hot topic because there is not consensus on the magnitude of impact implementation will have on capacity. It’s important to remember that the hours [...]
Are You Prepared for Tight Truckload Capacity? | Transportfolio In the aftermath of Harvey and Irma, truckload capacity is tighter than it has been for years, giving some shippers challenges in covering freight. Here are the factors at work, along with some suggestions for what you can do now to prepare yourself for the market [...]
Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them | Transportfolio First come, first served is a familiar statement to most of us. Maybe the phrase reminds you of a free tchotchke given out at the local baseball game. Or maybe you’re reminded of events that serve free food. But very few of us [...]
Why We Need Truck Drivers | Transportfolio Technology allows us to control so much of our lives—we shop, we browse, we research, we buy. We expect convenience and fast delivery regardless of the product we’re ordering or its location. But how do those goods actually get to us? The answer is simple: Truck drivers.
Why We Need Truck Drivers | The Road Technology allows us to control so much of our lives—we shop, we browse, we research, we buy. We expect convenience and fast delivery regardless of the product we’re ordering or its location. But how do those goods actually get to us? The answer is simple: Truck drivers.
Current as of September 15, 2017 The impact of Hurricane Irma continues to be felt throughout Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. At this point, businesses are opening as they are able; however, schools remain closed in Florida and many areas continue to assess the damage. Our offices in Florida are open and fully operational. Our [...]