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Keep Your Cargo Out of Danger: Best Practices for Transportation Risk Management

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Omnichannel business models often lead to more complicated global supply chains. With the main focus on maximizing time and cost efficiencies, cargo risk management is often skipped over despite being a critical step in protecting your company. . Due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus, many global shippers are recognizing the value in a risk management plan to best prepare themselves for the current situation and others like it in the future.

Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? Air freight is often more expensive than any other mode of transportation. When considering the cost of a modal shift to air cargo, keep in mind that the freight cost is only one component of the equation. Incorporating the right air shipping strategy into your multi-modal, global supply chain can help reduce costs and promote efficiency.

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Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And bringing air freight services into the spotlight. . Reducing or eliminating inventory carrying costs, along with out of stocks using detailed analysis tactics had been the goal for many. Today, consumer expectations for next day (or even same day) delivery can place undue pressure on an organization’s inventory strategy and existing replenishment capabilities. That’s where air freight and third party logistics providers (3PLs)—like C.H.

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And bringing air freight services into the spotlight. . Reducing or eliminating inventory carrying costs, along with out of stocks using detailed analysis tactics had been the goal for many. Today, consumer expectations for next day (or even same day) delivery can place undue pressure on an organization’s inventory strategy and existing replenishment capabilities. That’s where air freight and third party logistics providers (3PLs)—like C.H.

Importer/Exporters vs Freight Forwarders/3PL – Levelling the Playing Field

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Too often – make that almost always – importers and exporters (BCOs – Benefiticcial Cargo Owners) are dependent on their NVOCC, Freight Forwarder or 3PL (3PL) to provide them with visibility into their global supply chains. 3rdwave Transportation

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Keeping Your Business on Track During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The coronavirus outbreak has prompted an official global health emergency that is severely affecting business operations not only in China but also around the globe. With any kind of widespread health outbreak, global importers and exporters are dealing with unpredictable logistics concerns that require a proactive approach to keep business running as usual. . We also continue to see several airlines cancelling flights in and out of China which can have impact to cargo capacity.

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#1 Way to Save on Global Forwarding

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs? Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). The third party logistics (3PL) provider you choose with LCL capabilities will combine complementary freight from multiple shippers into a single container. The idea is to use as much of the available space as possible before the ocean vessel cutoff for freight. Do you have global coverage and LCL capabilities to provide flexibility?

Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding | Transportfolio. Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs? Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). The third party logistics (3PL) provider you choose with LCL capabilities will combine complementary freight from multiple shippers into a single container. The idea is to use as much of the available space as possible before the ocean vessel cutoff for freight.

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Countdown to Black Friday: It’s the Final Countdown, So Get Your Shipments Up in the Air

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s not too late to get your product to store shelves in time for Black Friday, thanks to the swift performance of air cargo service. With significantly shorter lead times than other modes, air cargo can get your product to market in as little as a day. It adds efficiency and flexibility to your supply chain and better equips you to quickly replenish inventory throughout the holiday shopping season as consumers sweep through aisles or fill their online shopping carts.

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New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

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When the expanded Panama Canal opened this June, a new set of routes became available for shippers and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs). These enterprises are no longer reliant on the Suez Canal route for shipping freight on Post-Panamax container vessels to the United States. A transportation management system (TMS) can help shippers weigh the pros and cons of each option. If high-value items are being shipped, it’s important to minimize inventory levels.

What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

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Consider moving critical products via air freight and/or using a sea-air option to minimize the impact of increased costs. Communicate with the destination distribution centers and warehouses to ensure they have the ability to plan and receive the additional inventory. Montreal uses both the CN and Canadian Pacific Railroad (CP) and is a better, more viable option for Inland Port Intermodal (IPI) cargo. What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

What’s Looming for Transpacific Ocean Shipments this Peak Season?

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As many shippers front-loaded inventory in the second half of 2018—especially the fourth quarter—to avoid potential tariff increases, the market saw drastic volume increases beyond what we’ve come to expect from years’ past. Thus, going into 2019, with high inventories on imports, carriers have shown more discipline in controlling capacity than ever before. Higher inventories to avoid tariffs. Look for a market leader in global trade lanes, like C.H.

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight

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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. Usually, this is roughly how a typical busy season goes: Air freight. Ocean freight. What it looks like now in Transpacific air freight. What’s happening now in Transpacific ocean freight?

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The Business Case for a Global TMS

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Managing global freight is ladened with challenges. Demands on the transportation teams are growing as political posturing ramps up causing rapid disruption to global supply chains. A global TMS solution provides an automated and systemic way of addressing the challenges that are the reality for most organizations that source globally. The major benefits that global TMS provide a company are operational, management, and “C”-level control.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

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A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. It started in 1969 as DHL Air Cargo, and by the late 1970s, the company had expanded its operations and offered services throughout the world.

Carbon Emissions in Logistics: The Road To Green International Freight

Freightos

Carbon Emissions in Logistics: The Road To Green International Freight. Two years ago this month, at COP21 , the world committed to capping the global rise in temperature (the Paris Agreement). Two major emitting industries, international freight and aviation, had been exempted from COP21 on a technicality. And that situation might have suited some of the industry’s old brigade, who see green freight as a distraction. Carbon Freight Emission Statistics.

The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

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Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices. In order to help you remain compliant, keep costs down, ensure efficiency, and stay on top of new trends and technologies, we’ve created this guide to help you conquer all of your global shipping challenges. Developing an optimal global shipping strategy. Global shipping options and how to choose the right one.

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The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices. In order to help you remain compliant, keep costs down, ensure efficiency, and stay on top of new trends and technologies, we’ve created this guide to help you conquer all of your global shipping challenges. Developing an optimal global shipping strategy. Global shipping options and how to choose the right one.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 30 – February 3, 2017)

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billion on air cargo hub, fans talk of bigger ambitions (Reuters). 3Gtms Announces Freight Claims Management Partnership with TranSolutions. billion to build a large air cargo hub in northern Kentucky. A human operator loads the tray with an inventory item (for example a coffee mug) that is to be grasped by the robotic arm and moved into the appropriate box from a group of boxes that are awaiting ordered items for shipment to customers. Toothy. Flossy. Sparkles.