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Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions

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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) participated to ensure that customers’ voices are heard. » Read More

How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm—and How You Can Prepare

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The most surprising thing to me about last year’s bad weather was how it caught transportation professionals off guard. Bad weather is bound to strike again. Developing a proactive plan to deal with it is the best way to prepare yourself for whatever happens.

Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. Trucks got stuck on congested, unplowed highways. Railroads couldn’t clear snow from the tracks fast enough for trains to get through. Snow and ice made it impossible for planes to safely land and take off. Like dominoes, one delay led to another, disrupting supply chains across the country. » Read More

All Things Intermodal: Highlights from the 2014 IANA Expo


As this year’s chairman of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), I was thrilled to meet with over 1,700 of my colleagues at the annual Intermodal Expo, which was held September 21-23 in Long Beach, CA. Many commented that this year’s show truly represented the professionalism and maturity that intermodal has achieved within the U.S. freight transportation mix. » Read More

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

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In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. This month’s Market Update highlights key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America and will keep you up to speed on the latest news and topics that matter to your supply chain and business. » Read More

Supply Chain Disruptions: Comparing Best in Class to All Others

Supply Chain Disruptions: Comparing Best in Class to All Others

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No matter how much you try, planning can only lessen, never eliminate, the risk of certain disruptions because it’s impossible to plan for every eventuality. What potential supply chain disruptions keep you up at night? All too often we only focus on negative supply chain disruptions, but sometimes positive changes can distort our plans just as easily. » Read More