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Climate change is a global issue that affects the shipping and transportation industry. The shipping industry is faced with a daunting challenge: to be able to comply with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) emissions reduction by at least 50% by 2050.  Reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) within the industry would have a significant impact on […]
Impacts of the Shipping Container Shortage for Transpacific Eastbound | Red Arrow Logistics
As predicted, the outlook for the container shipping market remains strong for 2021. Indications are showing that there might not be relief anytime soon in terms of capacity restrictions. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, increase in e-commerce trade, and high spot rates mean there is a strong outlook for container shipping and that the shortage of […]
Do You Need Cargo Insurance Every Time You Ship? | Red Arrow Logistics
Businesses today need to operate in an increasingly complex global supply chain, with buyers and suppliers all over the world. Freight moves through many different locations and hands, thereby increasing the risk in shipping.  External factors such as weather and traffic also come into play. The longer the cargo is exposed to risk, the more […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tips for Lowering Freight Shipping Costs for Your Business | Red Arrow Logistics
One of the best ways to provide an excellent experience for your customers is to offer convenient and affordable shipping.  Freight costs are one of, if not the largest logistics costs in the supply chain.  In 2017, companies in the United States spent $1.49 trillion in shipping costs.  With continued challenges faced by the transportation […]