Air and Ocean Shipping Options: The Strategy of Modal Shifts This content was updated in June 2019 You make decisions all day every day. And if you’re in the logistics business, one of those decisions is probably about how you want to transport your goods. Sometimes this decision is straightforward, yet when global shipping needs [...]
Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain. Here’s an easy way to [...]
Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain This content was update in June 2019 As the name implies, air freight can be defined as: The transportation of goods by aircraft.
Breaking into Global Markets, One Tesla at a Time | Transportfolio When a 100-year-old toy company collaborates with a leading automotive and technology manufacturer, the possibilities are limitless. But when that mix is powered by a comprehensive logistics solution, it can really go the distance.
Mega Ships, Mega Impact: Making Waves in 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 [...]
Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains | Transportfolio I’ve worked in the logistics industry for over 20 years. Lately I’ve been thinking about how C.H. Robinson has had a front row seat to more changes and challenges in international trade than most people can comprehend. We’ve seen the emergence of new markets, the [...]
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 [...]
On a personal level we’ve all thought about chartering an entire plane to some far off, exotic locale at some point or another. Not having to deal with long lines, cramped leg room, and strangers in the next aisle over sounds like paradise, especially for people who fly often. For many of us, this will [...]
Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions There have been numerous articles published on this topic in various trade journals showing how almost everyone in the supply chain is being impacted by this congestion. The Federal Maritime Commission hosted a few open forums to discuss this situation. C.H. Robinson and other Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs) [...]
What Does Your Global Supply Chain Look Like From 30,000 Feet? Map It Start wide, go narrow. It’s a good rule for a new outsourcing provider to follow, just as it is for real life. For instance, say I met a man from India at a conference in Europe, and he asked where I was [...]