Blown Away: Reconnecting broken supply chains

On a Tuesday in Mexico City, employees at DSV Air & Sea, S.A. de C.V. were in the middle of a normal workday in the head office when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck, killing more than 350 people. “People were scared, running in the street,” said Torge Koehnke, vice president for Latin America with DSV Air […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 6, 2017

Blown Away: Big data for disaster avoidance

A common industry theme in how best to face disaster scenarios like the recent hurricanes is to use emerging technology offerings to make informed, intelligent decisions ahead of time wherever possible. Some of the available options include Resilinc, DHL’s Resilience360 and C.H. Robinson’s Navisphere, which use big-data analysis and real-time information updates to help shippers, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 31, 2017

Too Many Happy Returns: The struggle to predict reverse logistics

The mostly unwanted gifts are piled in the corner, the relatives have slowly made their way to the airport and a mountain of dishes awaits attention in the kitchen. This is what late December looks like for most American consumers. But for logisticians, the holiday work is only half done – it’s time for gift […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 5, 2017

Next-generation supply-chain visibility goes live at C.H. Robinson

Recent weather disruptions across the southern United States and the Caribbean region have underscored the importance of informed supply-chain visibility. Today’s launch of Navisphere Vision, by logistic firm C.H. Robinson, is the latest generation of data-informed management tools, providing comprehensive supply chain insights and warnings for disruptions from weather, traffic or current events, as well […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 12, 2017

Milgram & Co. acquisition bolsters C.H. Robinson’s Canada capabilities

The intensive period of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activities in the logistics sector was supposed to have slowed down this year, but C.H. Robinson has bucked the trend by acquiring Canadian freight forwarder Milgram & Co., bolstering its regional freight forwarding, customs brokerage and surface transportation capabilities. The US$50 million acquisition is the Minnesota-based 3PL’s […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 1, 2017

The Power 25: Forwarders to watch in 2017

C.H. Robinson While this Minnesota-based forwarder missed the Power 25 list again this year, and has suffered from the effects of weaker truckload pricing on its overall business, first-quarter 2017 revenues for its Global Forwarding segment grew 33.5 percent to $468.8 million, compared to the previous year. Net revenues for the division increased 14.7 percent, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 27, 2017

C.H. Robinson’s Short navigates turbulent global trade climate

Having a protectionist stance in 2017 seems to be the equivalent of the “tough on crime” rhetoric that ushered so many American politicians into power in the 1990s. And, just as the United States had to learn that crime was better rectified through education and economic opportunity, America’s economy is better served through trade and […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 10, 2017

Where have all the pilots gone? How a looming shortage may curtail e-commerce

Bug smashers, nearjets, flippers, junkstreams. To most pilots, these names conjure memories of their first jobs in the business, flying small aircraft for regional carriers, often carrying cargo. “It’s real flying, the sort that puts hair on your chest,” a seasoned American pilot named Dover explained. “There’s nothing glamorous about it. You are the dispatcher, […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 5, 2017

Made in Vietnam: Emerging logistics giant isn’t slowing down post-TPP

Electronics manufacturers in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam had been ramping up capacity since 2008, when the country joined 11 other nations in crafting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. The free-trade agreement would be the largest ever conceived and promised to promote economic growth and launch Vietnam as a regional manufacturing and export […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 2, 2017

C.H. Robinson acquires APC Logistics in bid for Asia-Australia e-commerce

C.H. Robinson has entered into a US$225 “definitive agreement” to acquire APC Logistics, a provider of freight forwarding and customs brokerage services in Australia and New Zealand. With 10 percent of the Australian forwarding market, APC will allow C.H. Robinson to capture a significant portion of shipments moving between Europe, Asia and Australia, said C.H. […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 2, 2016

3D Printing & Cargo: Threat or opportunity?

Many people still think of 3D printing (3DP) as a toy for the “maker” geeks crowd. Today, that toy status of 3DP is official. Mattel recently introduced a 3D printer for kids called the ThingMaker, which runs on cuttingedge 3D design and printing technology from Autodesk, the same company that brought the world AutoCAD. The […]
  • Michael Moore
  • May 4, 2016

Strong Q1 at C.H. Robinson highlights growth in flat market

Overall revenues at C.H. Robinson’s Global Forwarding unit were up 8.3 percent, year-over-year, for the first quarter of 2016, to reach US$878 million, but the airfreight forwarding division’s net revenues suffered a 10.8 percent drop. However, when swelling ocean revenues are taken into account, the company’s combined net profit for Q1 rose 11.7 percent, y-o-y, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 29, 2016

C.H. Robinson opens California cargo screening facility

Logisitics firm C.H. Robinson opened a new certified cargo screening facility in Carson, Calif., which is convenient to both Los Angeles International Airport and the Port of Long Beach. This is the second TSA-certified cargo screening facility for C.H. Robinson, which already opened one in Chicago in April 2012. The facility includes 20,000 square feet […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 28, 2016

Southeast Asian e-commerce: Leading the charge

Leading the charge While there are many Southeast Asian countries emerging as serious lo­gistics markets, Vietnam is at the tip of the spear. Forty years after American troops left the war-torn country to its Communist government, Vietnam has been reborn as one of the fastest-rising economic powers in the region, ironi­cally attracting another foreign “inva­sion” […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 1, 2015
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