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Global Transportation

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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Supply Chain Trends in 2016: A Year of Defining Change

Supply Chain Trends in 2016: A Year of Defining Change.Transportfolio by C.H. Robinson

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It’s been a big year for the transportation industry. From the Panama Canal opening to a record year in ecommerce, the happenings of 2016 have kept everyone on their toes. When I think about what we can take away from this year and what we can expect in 2017, three major themes come to mind.
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India’s Currency Issue: Current State of Disruption, Confusion, and Economic Slowdown

Currency in India: Current State of Disruption, Confusion, and Economic Slowdown.Transportfolio

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Two of India’s major currency denominations have been withdrawn since November 8. As of midnight that day, the India Rupee (INR) 500 and INR 1000—which constitute 86% of the currency in circulation in India—are no longer legal tender. This move drove individuals to exchange or deposit the currency back into banks.
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Countdown to Black Friday: It’s the Final Countdown, So Get Your Shipments Up in the Air

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It’s not too late to get your product to store shelves in time for Black Friday, thanks to the swift performance of air cargo service. With significantly shorter lead times than other modes, air cargo can get your product to market in as little as a day. It adds efficiency and flexibility to your supply chain and better equips you to quickly replenish inventory throughout the holiday shopping season as consumers sweep through aisles or fill their online shopping carts.
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