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What’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane

What’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane | Transportfolio

Certain trends in capacity, rates, and tariff activity have conspired to create an especially dynamic holiday season for ocean shipping in the Transatlantic lane. It’s never too late to understand the forces at work that have created the current market, or to explore ideas that can help insulate your business in periods of market volatility—or anytime.

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How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries

How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries | Transportfolio

Do you ever worry about experiencing a general average declaration for your ocean shipments? It’s time to assess what’s at stake and think about how you can minimize your risk. Start by building your knowledge of how general average works, how it can impact your shipments if general average is declared, and how marine cargo insurance can help you sleep like a baby at night.

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3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane

3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane | Transportfolio

If you have struggled lately to find available air capacity in the Transatlantic lane, you’re not alone. Capacity is hard to find in this lane, and the busiest time of the year for air shipping is just ahead. But there is hope that you can find the capacity you need if you act quickly. First, learn about the market trends that are currently impacting air capacity. Then, use these recommendations to develop a robust Transatlantic air strategy that will serve your business well. » Read More

Trade Acronyms as a Second Language

Everyone is talking about trade and tariffs—and the potential impacts on businesses and countries. But do you feel lost in a sea of jargon as you listen to the talk? People don’t mean to be rude. But as they explain what’s at stake and recommend courses of action, they may take for granted that you can speak what is essentially a foreign language as well as they can. » Read More

Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy

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Consider this: global sourcing, manufacturing, and sales are advancing rapidly, leaving technology providers in the tough position of playing catch up. Because technology infrastructure differs from region to region, it is challenging (to say the least) for systems to communicate across continents.

Imagine you are at your desk in Houston and you need to determine whether a completed order left the warehouse in China. It’s difficult, right? Now add in the aspect of tracking the shipment’s expected arrival in Hamburg. To get the information you need involves several languages, time zones, software programs, and much more. Even the most expert logistics professionals struggle in those instances. That’s why you need a global shipping strategy with a comprehensive global vendor management program. » Read More