Liz Lasater, Author at Red Arrow Logistics Transportation and Freight Forwarding
Supply Chains Changing Course | Red Arrow Logistics
For years, supply chains around the world have operated in the JIT (just-in-time) framework. And for those years, it was sufficient because supplies were on a schedule and demand was predictable. However, after the onset of COVID-19, many industries are finding their supply chains are no longer what they were. The virus has exposed just […]
Project Cargo Benefits from Stimulus Packages | Red Arrow Logistics
Last year, the economy in the United States was thriving, with new and current projects that would improve the country’s infrastructure. Now the global pandemic has manufacturers shutting lines and millions of Americans collecting unemployment instead of going to work.  Shipping markets, including project cargo, have remained volatile for the entire year thus far.  As […]
The year 2020 has certainly been one full of surprises, especially in the freight and logistics industries.  Now in the second half of the year, the surprises keep coming.  The Asia to U.S. line freight rate is at an all-time high for the last decade, and it just might continue to rise.  The United States’ […]
Volatility in the Air Freight and Ocean Cargo Industries | Red Arrow Logistics
Demand, which has been volatile and unpredictable, has led to pressure on the logistics industry and made it difficult to predict where volume would be needed. No one in the logistics industry could have predicted the disruptions that would occur to the global supply chain and network in the first half of this year.  These […]
The COVID-19 global pandemic has created a host of issues with shipping among the North American countries.  On top of that, the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), might create additional challenges for North American auto manufacturers.   The new USMCA is aimed to improve supply chain inefficiencies with a more modern approach using information technology and […]
The Future of the Project Cargo Industry | Red Arrow Logistics
As with many industries, 2020 has been a challenging year so far for cargo transportation.  Global economic trade is the driver in the cargo shipping market and with the decrease in growth worldwide, predicting when the market will rebound has been difficult.  Industries such as aerospace, energy and oil and gas that use the project […]
The Cargo Congestion Challenge in the U.S. | Red Arrow Logistics
Congestion was already an issue for some U.S. airports, and COVID-19 virus has made some of these problems even worse.  While international passenger terminals stay empty of passengers, there is a backlog of cargo.  The increase in medical supplies because of the global pandemic as well as an uptick in e-commerce order from homebound consumers […]
Can E-commerce Help Less-Than-Truckload Carriers in 2020 | Red Arrow Logistics
The shipping industry has been challenged in recent years, both by e-commerce demands and inconsistencies in freight demand.  Many companies front-loaded orders in late 2018 to get ahead of the U.S. imposed tariffs on China so, throughout 2019, these businesses were riding their high inventories.  This downturn was further exacerbated by ongoing trade tensions between […]
Shipping an oversize load can be a challenge and require extra precautions during transport.   With larger loads, like prefabricated homes, a flatbed shipment might be in order.  For any oversized shipment, it is important to know the exact specifications of your load so the correct type of truck can be used.  The size of the […]