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Global Forwarding

Countdown to Black Friday: 2 Tips to Help Ease the Customs Process

Countdown to Black Friday: 2 Tips to Help Ease the Customs Process.Transportfolio

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As consumers eagerly anticipate the Black Friday deals that are only weeks away, shipments of the products they can’t wait to purchase are still making their way to store shelves. But before they get to retail locations, imported goods need to clear customs.
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Expanding Our Global Logistics Network with Acquisition of APC Logistics

Expanding Our Global Logistics Network with Acquisition of APC Logistics | Transportfolio

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While people say the world is getting smaller all the time, we in logistics know that’s only partially true. It’s true we can access information about happenings halfway across the world with the click of a mouse, but transporting cargo more than 10,000 miles from Paris, France, to Sydney, Australia, still takes smart people, advanced technology, and the right processes.

After the recent announcement that C.H. Robinson was acquiring APC Logistics, I wanted to share some of the reasons behind this decision.
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Countdown to Black Friday: From across Oceans to Store Shelves

Countdown to Black Friday: From across Oceans to Store Shelves.Transportfolio

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Black Friday: a shopping bonanza for bargain-hungry consumers and a day of record-breaking sales for retailers. It’s also the ultimate test of preparedness for supply chain professionals. Planning for the holiday surge starts months in advance—a step that’s even more critical when your freight needs to cross oceans. » Read More

Global Risk Management: Balancing Prevention and Response

Global Risk Management: Balancing Prevention and Response

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Theft, political unrest, labor disputes, natural disasters, contract errors, insurance issues…all are issues that may be keeping you up at night and keeping your global shipments from their destinations. While you may not be able to predict when these and other issues may happen, you certainly can and should be planning for and guarding against them.
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Your SOLAS Questions Answered – How to Move Forward Now

Your SOLAS Questions Answered – How to Move Forward Now.Transportfolio

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If you ship products globally, you may have heard about the upcoming changes to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention. SOLAS, while not new, is getting an update when it comes to weight requirements. SOLAS is not a government led initiative, it is a rule from the International Maritime Organization (IMO)—a global authority for the safety, security, and environmental performance of international shipping—and was first introduced in 1974.
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