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Trans-Pacific Trade Update | Red Arrow Logistics
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dear Valued Red Arrow Logistics Customer,  Due to unprecedented demand in the Trans-Pacific trade, customers are experiencing extensive delays and service interruptions. This also has resulted in an extreme shortage of equipment at origin ports, exacerbating the issues and preventing carriers from meeting transportation demands.   We are working proactively with our […]
General Rate Increase (GRI) Cargo From Asia | Red Arrow Logistics
Dear Valued Red Arrow Logistics Customer,  Effective December 1, 2020 General Rate Increase (GRI) has been filed for all cargo imported from Asia ports of loading, to the U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico ports/ramps of discharge. The proposed increases are as follows: General Rate Increase – December 1, 2020 USD     900 / 20′ USD   1,000 / […]
Peak Season for International Airfreight Shipping is Here | Red Arrow Logistics
The peak season for international air freight has arrived.  Every year, the airlines look forward to the end-of-the-year peak season to generate more revenue by carrying additional freight. The supply and demand balance shifts more toward carriers as demand peaks for cargo and space. This year, however, it comes with even higher costs for buyers. […]
An Unexpected Surge in the U.S. Restocking Cycle | Red Arrow Logistics
The U.S. economy is comprised of different cycles that can work together to reinforce one another to create a trend. Or they can work against each other which weakens the trend. As one would expect, the largest cycles drive the biggest trends. The interaction of cycles, like the inventory restocking cycle, is often affected by […]
Rising Global Military Spending to Boost Supply Chain Demand | Red Arrow Logistics
Many industries in the U.S. have suffered over the last few months as the economy experienced a downturn from last year. The COVID-19 pandemic created hardship and uncertainly for many markets, which in turn, affected the logistics supply chain.  One of the exceptions is the military industry, which is experiencing a rise in spending.  This […]
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 […]