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Freight Services

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

2016 Budgeting

The start of a new year means budget planning is likely back on your agenda. You probably have questions about what the 2016-2017 ocean contract season will bring. Let’s look at six key topics to watch in the coming year that could impact your budget planning now. » Read More

Market Updates and Favored Shippers: 2015 Transportfolio Recap

2015 Transportfolio Recap

The logistics industry is constantly evolving, and our customers are always looking for ways to adapt. This past year was no exception. It was an exciting year in the supply chain industry, and our Transportfolio® blog has followed the action every step of the way. From surface transportation to global forwarding, our posts aim to fill you in on the topics that matter most. » Read More

What is a Railroad Boxcar & Why Are Their Numbers Declining?

The Future of Railroad Boxcars in the U.S. | Transportfolio

Boxcar

For those unfamiliar, a rail boxcar is a versatile, enclosed freight car commonly used on North American railroads. It can carry diverse freight including everything from beer and grain to appliances and pallets.

Boxcars became popular because they can transport any type of good: loose loads like coal and grain, heavy equipment, and even livestock. Another benefit of boxcars is that they can get a larger amount of goods to and from various locations quicker than trucks can.
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3 Things to Know about Shipping Across the Canada-U.S. Border

CanadaUS_Shipping

The world’s largest trade relationship is between Canada and the United States. In spite of this, a surprising number of companies don’t really understand how three basic issues will affect any freight that crosses the border. Read this quick infographic to help ensure you’re up to speed.

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