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Matt Castle — Vice President, Global Forwarding Products and Services

Matt has 16 years of experience in the transportation industry. Prior to his current role, he managed the C.H. Robinson Minneapolis and Los Angeles global forwarding offices. Matt received his degree in Aviation Administration from the University of North Dakota.

The Basics of Air Freight: Optimizing Your Global Supply Chain

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

Air-freight

Before jumping into the basics, let’s first clarify what air freight means exactly. At the most basic level, air freight can be defined as: The transportation of goods by aircraft.
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3 Global Trends Shaping the Logistics Landscape in 2017

3 Global Trends Shaping the Logistics Landscape in 2017 | Transportfolio

logistics trends 2017

It’s bound to be an interesting year for logistics. Even if we dismiss the effects of geopolitics on globalization, there are still a number of disrupters, such as ecommerce and merger and acquisition activity, which could lead to volatility in the transportation marketplace. » Read More

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

Air Cargo

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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3 Ways El Niño Could Impact Your Supply Chain

3 Ways El Niño Could Impact Your Supply Chain | Transportfolio

El Nino and Your Supply Chain

Long destructive events—whether they’re caused by humans or nature—are hard to predict and even harder to plan for.

Every few years, California gets pummeled with flooding, tornados, and mudslides. The cause? El Niño. In 2016, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), predicted that year’s El Niño to be among the strongest on record. The climate pattern has impact on the entire North American continent—but nowhere is it more apparent than California. » Read More

How Do You Approach Air Freight?

Air Freight

In January 2013, World Trade 100 asked website visitors “Why are you switching between transportation modes?” 41% of visitors answered they use more air in order to keep their inventories lean, the primary motivation behind this is to reduce spend. As a lean inventory means reduced inventory carry costs and avoiding excess inventory, it does produce results; but approaching your air freight incorrectly may diminish or even cancel out those savings. » Read More