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Global Transportation

NAFTA, Tariffs, and a Border Adjustment Tax: Alphabet Soup or a Real Concern?

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Trade policy—it’s a topic that has moved front and center over the past months with the changing administration in the United States. We’re hearing lots of questions from shippers, contract carriers, and employees about what changes might be on the horizon for global trade and how to consider what might be next. Let’s dig in and discuss some of the top trade related issues. » Read More

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China | Transportfolio

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By 2020, China is expected to have more than 200 million registered vehicles [1]. And that’s only a tiny fraction of the country’s total population—there’s still plenty of room for growth. That’s not to say there aren’t challenges you’ll need to overcome as an automotive manufacturer in China—especially when it comes to logistics.
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What “Related Parties” Means for Customs

What Related Parties Means for Customs | Transportfolio

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When talking about families, who you’re related to is pretty simple, right? Your mom, dad, aunts, uncles, even cousins are all clearly defined in your family tree. But what about your distant relations? Figuring out where the children of your second cousin or your great aunt’s great-grandchildren fit in gets a little more complicated. Defining related parties in a customs transaction can seem just as confusing.
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Global Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2017

Global Shipping Trends: What to expect in 2017. Transportfolio by C.H. Robinson

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The global transportation industry was dealt a year full of surprises in 2016, and with that came challenges. For most ocean carriers, the first three quarters were extremely challenging financially. While these financial pressures have been ongoing since 2009 due to several factors, overcapacity was certainly one of the most prevalent. Ocean carriers continue to see their average operating margin dip below zero as rates fell to their lowest levels since 2009. All of this mounted to the Hanjin bankruptcy, one of the largest container shipping bankruptcies in history. This action will continue to accelerate the carrier acquisition activities in 2017.
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Unwrap the Magic of Logistics: Tell Your Family a Supply Chain Story

Santa Supply Chain. Transportfolio by C.H. Robinson

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In a few short days, we’ll be celebrating the holidays with our families. And, since this is the first major holiday season since I joined C.H. Robinson, I’m a bit nervous about the inevitable question: What do you do at work? How do I explain logistics, demand forecasts, sailing schedules, delivery windows, and everything else that’s involved in the world of supply chains? And, would my family and yours truly understand?
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