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

K+N buys ReTrans

Logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel has acquired U.S.-based ReTrans, a non-asset freight brokerage provider. With 68 locations and annual revenues of more than US$500 million, ReTrans specializes in intermodal transportation, as well as full- and less-than-truckload services in the United States and Canada. Detlef Trefzger, CEO of the Kuehne + Nagel Group, said the investment […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 6, 2015

Also in the News

Korean Air Cargo, a member of the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance, has extended its co-operation agreements with freight handler LUG Aircargo Handling at Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) through 2019. LUG has maintained its freight-handling partnership for Korean Air Cargo’s aircraft and road feeder services for 17 years, processing about 60,000 tonnes of cargo for the airline annually. […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 22, 2014

The week in brief

dnata continues to develop cargo infrastructure at its newest locations. The company has recognized the need for enhanced services at Glasgow, Birmingham, East Midlands, Newcastle and Gatwick airports, and moved Manchester warehouse space to larger, refurbished facilities. An Airbus A330-200 of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines completed the longest commercial flight with sustainable jet fuels ever […]
  • May 22, 2014
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