C.H. Robinson reveals mixed Q1 results on lower air income, volume

Reflecting an uncertain market for air cargo and forwarding activities, U.S.-based forwarder C.H. Robinson Worldwide released first-quarter results with some strong revenue figures, along with some lackluster activity in its airfreight sector. For the three-month period ended March 31, C.H. Robinson reported an 8.4% rise in net revenues to US$678.8 million, compared to the same […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 2, 2019

Cracking the Customs Code: Can customs clearance ever be automated?

Imagine you’re a forwarder handling the logistics needs of an up-and-coming e-tailer in the Latin American market, that sources goods from China. Your client is intent on offering customers the same delivery windows as the Amazons and the Alibabas of the world: less than 72 hours between the time a customer places the order on […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 4, 2019

C.H. Robinson expands network with acquisition of Spanish Space Cargo Group

Yesterday, U.S.-based forwarder C.H. Robinson inked an agreement for the purchase of The Space Cargo Group, based in Spain, for US$48 million in a move that will further expand its international network, especially in Spain and Latin America. Like C.H. Robinson, Space Cargo Group provides ocean and airfreight forwarding, customs brokerage and other logistics services. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 1, 2019

C.H. Robinson’s Q4 profits rise, but perishables disappoint

C.H. Robinson, one of the largest North American freight companies, today reported strong growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the full year, but delivered disappointing results in its perishables segment. Overall revenue increased 4.5 percent, to US$4.1 billion in Q4, while net revenues rose 13 percent to $713.8 million, compared to the previous […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 30, 2019

3 logistics companies weigh in on the potential of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

With peak season upon us and the Brexit deadline creeping ever closer, the anticipation surrounding the potential impact to affected supply chains connecting the United Kingdom to the European Union. is growing uneasily. At present, there have been few updates from U.K. or E.U. officials regarding their progress on trade negotiations, leaving the logistics community […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 18, 2018

Heeding the Call of Shippers: What 3PLs must know to survive the e-commerce revolution

A happy couple is about to move into their first house. All the furniture, clothes and kitchenware items have been sent to the new residence, but there is one crucial, final element still missing: The king-size brass bed that has been ordered through Macy’s and is set to arrive on Friday, just before move-in day. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 6, 2018

Power 25: 3 Forwarders to Watch in 2019

CEVA Logistics (No. 13) For the last several years, CEVA Logistics has struggled to control its mounting debt issues. Then, less than a month after its long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) on the Swiss stock exchange in April of this year, the Dutch logistics firm raised about US$1.2 billion and released generally positive figures for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 24, 2018

Perishables Power Play: How forwarders are adapting to e-commerce disruption

Less than three hours after the chartered 747-8 freighter, named “The Spirit of Panalpina,” touched down at the U.K.’s Stansted Airport, the last load of frozen guacamole was in the hands of the customer in Braintree, Essex. The pale-green concoction of fresh mashed avocados, tomatoes, onions, garlic and other spices was chilled to precisely -18°C, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 1, 2018

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
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