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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 […]
Will International Shipping Rates Rise in 2020 | Red Arrow Logsitics
With a tumultuous 2019 within the shipping industry, many are wondering how the new year will play out with many global changes on the horizon.  Major factors such as the implementation of the IMO 2020 regulations and the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China are sure to affect the international shipping rates for […]
Maritime Cyber Security Threats and Solutions | Red Arrow Logistics
Maritime Cybersecurity… A few years ago, a spate of attacks captured the world’s attention as Somali pirates hijacked ships and held crews for ransom. The attacks grew more frequent, peaking around 2011, around the time of the dramatic hijacking of the Maersk Alabama— that incident was even adapted into a film starring Tom Hanks. But […]
On January 1, IMO regulations will come into effect and kick off a shift to lower sulfur marine fuels. The new regulations require marine fuels to have a sulfur content of 50 ppm, down from the current standard of 350 ppm. In practice, that means the ships are now beginning to start cleaning out their […]
At G7 this year, a surprising new voice spoke up in favor of mandatory slow steaming. French President Emmanuel Macron called slow steaming “one of the most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally.” His support comes in the wake of a spring open letter to IMO from shipping companies that praised “The real-world […]
Lately, it seems the shipping industry is staring down an all too familiar problem: the race to the bottom. This means annual RFPs and frequent carrier switching, costing shippers money as they spend time finding and onboarding new carriers. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With a bit of innovation, carriers can find […]
Shipping is cleaning up its act, but not everyone appears to be ready. Oceangoing vessels have burned heavy oil, the world’s dirtiest propulsion fuel, since switching over from coal. Starting on January 1, 2020, the industry will take a big step in the right direction– but for some, that step may be more of a […]