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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 […]
Will it Be Business as Usual During Chinese New Year? | Red Arrow Logistics
The difference between this time last year and this year in the container market is like night and day. A year ago, routes were being cancelled because of soft volumes as well as the industry coping with the new emissions standards that require low-sulfur fuels or that ships install exhaust-cleaning systems. As compared to last […]
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 / […]
Export CFS | Red Arrow Logistics
All Greater China offices and export CFS have operated to near-normal levels for the first time since the Chinese New Year (except for Wuhan). Some continue to operate with local restrictions of on-site personnel and require additional work shifts. PRC Government continues to promote the resumption of production in factories across the country. While some […]
Does the Coronavirus Qualify for Force Majeure? | Red Arrow Logistics
The unfortunate medical issues that the coronavirus causes have been all over the news recently.  While the biggest concern is how the virus will affect human health, it will also have a far-reaching effect on the global economy and international shipping.  Since the virus originated in Wuhan, China, it is the country that is currently […]
The Long-Term Effects Of The Trade War | Red Arrow Logistics
It’s been a long and arduous journey, but at last, after 16 months of tension between the world’s two largest economies, the US-China trade war is winding down. The US and China are currently holding in-depth discussions to establish a trade deal which should lead to the removal of punitive tariffs. Trump administration officials seem […]
As tariffs on Chinese imports pile up, manufacturers are finding new ways to prove the adage “constraints breed creativity.” A time-tested strategy consists of shifting manufacturing operations to change a product’s country of origin. Shipping products that lack a “Made in China” sticker mitigate the effects of the $550 billion worth of US tariffs that […]