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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 / […]
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 […]
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 […]