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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 […]
The current trucking market may be making some nostalgic for 2018.  Last year, shippers had to fight to secure sufficient truck capacity. This year, the tables have turned, and brokers and carriers are the ones calling around to find freight. Long haul trucking spot rates are 20% lower than last year. The Cass Freight Shipments […]
The arrival of Hurricane Dorian is a big signal that it is time to prepare for peak hurricane season. In fact, suppliers should make sure to prepare for a particularly powerful hurricane season this year. NOAA forecasters monitoring atmospheric patterns says that, due to the end of El Niño, conditions are more favorable for above-normal […]
On August 14, the DOT officially announced proposed changes to federal hours of service regulations for truck operators. The rule seeks to enhance safety and give commercial drivers more flexibility in managing their driving time. But amid indicators that indicate a possible freight recession, some are worried about the effect the new rules could have […]
Lately, it seems the shipping industry is staring down an all too familiar problem: the race to the bottom. This means annual RFPs and frequent carrier switching, costing shippers money as they spend time finding and onboarding new carriers. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With a bit of innovation, carriers can find […]
The European Union represents a unique project in economic integration. Likewise, Brexit represents a unique problem in trade relations. The single market created by the EU has meant an absence of duties and quotas for Member States, along with free movement for workers and a reduced administrative burden. While most hoped that a new FTA […]