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Chris Gregg & Ali Ashraf

Chris Gregg – General Manager, North America Air Product, C. H. Robinson Chris joined C. H. Robinson in 2014 after 16 years in the industry. Having served in multiple roles in his 20 years in the industry he joined C. H. Robinson to focus on his passion for airfreight. In his role as General Manager, North American Air Product, Chris is responsible for product development, network support, sales, carrier management, and RFQ’s as they relate to the air product. Chris holds a degree in International Business with a concentration in Logistics and is based in Atlanta, GA. . . . . . . Ali Ashraf — Ocean Business Development & Route Manager, C.H. Robinson Ali has been with C.H. Robinson since early 2017, where he serves as the ocean business development manager for the Northeast and Southeast regions of the U.S., as well as all of Mexico. He has held many roles throughout his 20 years of working in the freight forwarding industry, including trade lane management, ocean pricing, ocean operation, and account management. He holds a degree in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations and is based in Cranford, NJ.

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight | Transportfolio

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. Peak shipping season has heated up early. The perfect storm is upon us. Rates are up on the spot market, and air and ocean space are hard to find. We recommend you take action now to ensure your holiday shipments are covered.

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