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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 / […]
The year 2020 has certainly been one full of surprises, especially in the freight and logistics industries.  Now in the second half of the year, the surprises keep coming.  The Asia to U.S. line freight rate is at an all-time high for the last decade, and it just might continue to rise.  The United States’ […]
Volatility in the Air Freight and Ocean Cargo Industries | Red Arrow Logistics
Demand, which has been volatile and unpredictable, has led to pressure on the logistics industry and made it difficult to predict where volume would be needed. No one in the logistics industry could have predicted the disruptions that would occur to the global supply chain and network in the first half of this year.  These […]
What the Truck | Impacts of COVID-19 on the Trucking Industry
‘What the Truck’, a logistics resource article, offers insights into the impacts of COVID-19 on the Trucking Industry.   With stay-at-home order still in place for many states due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the trucking industry is facing yet another tough year.  The weak freight market is yet another sign of the economic downfall that […]