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The pandemic that has gripped the world over the past year has shown just how vulnerable supply chains can be. Manmade and natural disasters and unpredictable situations can leave a supply chain, and its managers, exposed. A risk mitigation strategy is necessary to be able to prepare for unplanned disruptions. The Impact of Disruptions Today’s […]
A Bumpy Ride Ahead for U.S. Importers with Ongoing Container Crisis | Red Arrow Logistics
As the year progresses, it appears that the global container constraints will most likely not end anytime soon. With container capacity continuing to be limited and an imbalance in trade on some routes, U.S. importers should prepare for a difficult month or two ahead. Many U.S. importers are having a very difficult time booking current […]
Technology Can Solve Supply Chain Visibility Challenges | Red Arrow Logistics
The pace of e-commerce demands that companies continually invest in technology to enhance supply chain visibility. Logistics companies that have visibility in their supply chain offer better transparency with their orders, and as a result, have more effective operations. Supply chain visibility goes far beyond simply tracking orders though because it gives a competitive edge […]
Canadian Port Strike Would Mean Disruptions to the Supply Chain | Red Arrow Logistics
On Tuesday, workers at the Port of Montreal announced a partial strike in response to the actions of the Maritime Employers Association (MEA), which suspended guaranteed minimum pay and will instead pay on actual hours worked. The strike notice, filed by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Longshoremen’s Union Local 375 calls to suspend […]
What is the true cost for missed deliveries? | Red Arrow Logistics
As consumers continue to turn to e-commerce for their shopping needs, the need to deliver on time, every time has become imperative for both retailers and carriers. Yet missed deliveries happen often. The cost of late shipments has both financial and non-financial implications. And the impacts are wide-reaching as the cost of a missed delivery […]
Is Your Cross-Border Insurance Covering Your Shipping Needs | Red Arrow Logistics
Today’s global trade market requires companies to be able to deal with complex supply chains and international shipping in order to optimize their bottom line. Shippers are challenged when they must ship freight to other countries, especially when the cargo is worth a lot of money. It is important that shipments move across borders efficiently […]
Shippers Look to Air Cargo as an Alternative to Ocean Freight | Red Arrow Logistics
For several months, the industry has been talking about the increased demand for imports, tightening capacity for container shipping, and driving up the cost to ship via ocean containers. In addition, the backlog in receiving goods at certain U.S. ports has meant disruption along the supply chain. The surge in imports is far from over, […]
A Possible Solution to the U.S Port Congestion Issue | Red Arrow Logistics
Global trade was at an all-time high in 2020 because the COVID-19 pandemic meant more consumers were spending money on online purchases as they were home more.  Usually, demand falls drastically around Chinese New Year, however this year, that has not occurred. Ongoing travel restrictions have meant that air freight has been tight, leaving more […]
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 […]