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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 […]
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 […]
Improving Your Reverse Logistics Strategy | Red Arrow Logistics
Most businesses have to deal with returns on some level.  For an item that was purchased online, however, the chance of return is higher since the customer has not been able to see or try the product beforehand.  As much as 30% of products ordered online are returned.  As e-commerce grows, so does the need […]
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 […]
In a world in which every new technological breakthrough is hailed as the next big thing, the phrase “5G revolution” might sound like just more overblown hype. Yet 5G networks have the potential to usher in a new era in logistics and supply chain management, enabling everything from driverless vehicles to total cargo visibility. With […]
After years of one-upmanship, ocean shipping’s appetite for bigger and bigger mega-ships may have finally reached its peak. At least, that’s the message from some of the world’s biggest carriers, though others continue to place orders for these giants of the sea. While shipping lines contemplate an end to the arms race, shippers, logistics professionals, […]
It’s easy to paint stories about port automation as black-and-white, heroes-and-villains struggles, although which side is the hero and which is the villain is largely in the eye of the beholder. Depending on your perspective, you might side with labor unions fighting to preserve jobs, or you might side with port operators, who present automation […]
Every cybersecurity expert’s favorite axiom is that security is only as strong as its weakest link. This truth makes supply chains particularly vulnerable, since they frequently involve hundreds or thousands of contracts, stretching over multiple continents. Managing information flow across these systems is a challenge, since a manufacturer may not even know who their second […]