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About the Author

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.

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