Liz Lasater, Author at Red Arrow Logistics Transportation and Freight Forwarding
Supply Chain Visibility Increases Efficiency | Red Arrow Logistics
Supply chain visibility is essential to a business’s success, especially in today’s volatile and unpredictable market. The benefits of supply chain visibility are numerous. One of the most important benefits is that supply chain visibility affects risk management as every item is tracked along the supply chain. Another benefit is that the technology used provides […]
Will it Be Business as Usual During Chinese New Year? | Red Arrow Logistics
The difference between this time last year and this year in the container market is like night and day. A year ago, routes were being cancelled because of soft volumes as well as the industry coping with the new emissions standards that require low-sulfur fuels or that ships install exhaust-cleaning systems. As compared to last […]
Trucking Industry Outlook 2021 | Red Arrow Logistics
Last year was an extremely tumultuous year for many industries, including trucking. Although the COVID-19 pandemic affected much of the year, e-commerce has reached an all-time high.  The trucking industry is expected to recover throughout 2021.  According to FTR Transportation Intelligence, truck freight will increase by 6 percent in 2021.  Rebound from COVID-19 Pandemic The […]
5 Top Logistics Trends for 2021 | Red Arrow Logistics
The year 2020 brought its share of ups and downs within the logistics and transportation industry.  With most of us in the industry eager to say ‘sayonara’ to 2020, it is time to look forward to what we can expect in the upcoming year.  In order to be successful, logistics and transportation companies will need […]
When compared to other methods of transportation, marine shipping is one of the most energy-efficient ways to move cargo. That is not to say, however, that marine shipping does not produce its share of pollution.  In fact, the drastic increase in container shipping in the latter half of 2020 has meant the use of dirty […]
The Logistics Behind Delivering the COVID-19 Vaccine | Red Arrow Logistics
Operation Warp Speed, the program put together by the United States government, has fast-tracked the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine. This means that some Americans can start to be vaccinated at the end of this month.  But getting the COVID-19 vaccine distributed to the entire country will present a unique logistics challenge, especially as the […]
Container Shortage Impacts Shipping and U.S Exporters | Red Arrow Logistics
With the holiday season upon us, and more consumers than ever doing their shopping online, retailers who are trying to stock up have added to the capacity squeeze in November. During the last several months, the demand for imports has skyrocketed, freight rates for container liners have continued to rise, and capacity has continued to […]
Shipping Capacity to Tighten for Holiday 2020 | Red Arrow Logistics
Several factors are resulting in a shipping shortage in the next few months as the holiday season is here. Container ordering and scheduling can tell a lot about the economy. Demand for container ordering and shipping is strong, and Chinese container factories are sold out until February 2021. With just a few producers in China […]
Container slots sell out, risking holiday ‘shipageddon’ | Red Arrow Logistics
No respite yet for trans-Pacific container-shipping demand frenzy “The ships are 100% full. The containers are 100% full. You can’t get a container built. You can’t pick up a ship from the spot market. The whole container-shipping cycle is at absolutely full pulse,” exclaimed Jeremy Nixon, CEO of Ocean Network Express (ONE), the world’s sixth-largest container […]
Meeting the Last-Mile Delivery Demands | Red Arrow Logistics
The discussion on how to improve last-mile delivery is one that has been tossed around for the last several years among retailers, logistics providers, and transportation drivers. The last mile of the delivery process, which is the leg from the warehouse to the final destination is usually the hardest and most expensive part of the […]