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Global Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2018

Global Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2018 | Transportfolio

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Overall, 2017 has been a good year for the ocean shipping industry. It’s a big switch from 2016, when the bankruptcy of Hanjin, one of the largest container shipping providers, forced everyone to confront how volatile this industry really is. Now, at the tail end of 2017, we are starting to see most carriers’ operating margins improve, driven mainly by robust demand, positive inventory developments, and higher rate levels. While this is very positive for the shipping industry, you have to wonder. Will the positive recovery continue? Or is this simply part of the cycle we’ve experienced between 2008 and today—a vicious cycle where carriers are truly profitable for only 3 to 4 years at a time?
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3 Questions to Ask Your Global Logistics Provider

3 Questions to Ask Your Global Logistics Provider | C.H. Robinson

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Today, your supply chain is probably global–whether you buy product from overseas or sell in other markets. But how well positioned is your global logistics provider to help you maximize your business opportunities? How do you know they’re the best ones to handle your business requirements? I’d recommend you ask potential providers these questions to narrow the field. The answers can reveal how qualified those providers are to help you surmount challenges and realize the outcomes you’re looking for around the world. » Read More

3 Benefits of Innovating Global Supply Chains

Global supply chains

Earlier this year we talked about tips for hosting an innovation challenge. Today, we will dig into why investing in innovation matters. C.H. Robinson exists to make customers’ supply chains better, stronger, and faster because that’s what it takes to compete in today’s market. Driving a culture of innovation is essential to our growth. In fact, I believe that the next 50 great ideas for moving global supply chains forward are already here, living within our people.
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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

ocean-shipping

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptors that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next.
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Breaking into Global Markets, One Tesla at a Time

Breaking into Global Markets, One Tesla at a Time | Transportfolio

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When a 100-year-old toy company collaborates with a leading automotive and technology manufacturer, the possibilities are limitless. But when that mix is powered by a comprehensive logistics solution, it can really go the distance.
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