Robert Strom, Author at Red Arrow Logistics Transportation and Freight Forwarding
South China’s port congestion is getting worse, with the delays that began at Yantian (YICT) now spilling over to nearby Shekou and Nansha and the situation may continue to deteriorate as more positive COVID cases have been confirmed in Shenzhen, where Yantian and Shekou ports are located, and in Guangzhou, where Nansha port is located. […]
The major port of Yantian in Shenzhen, South China, which handled 13 million teu last year, temporarily suspend operations following congestion and Coronavirus outbreak.  Consequently, all operations in the western area of YICT remain suspended until further notice. – From 00:00 on May 25th to 23:59 on May 30th, export laden containers are not accepted […]
A Bumpy Ride Ahead for U.S. Importers with Ongoing Container Crisis | Red Arrow Logistics
As the year progresses, it appears that the global container constraints will most likely not end anytime soon. With container capacity continuing to be limited and an imbalance in trade on some routes, U.S. importers should prepare for a difficult month or two ahead. Many U.S. importers are having a very difficult time booking current […]
Canadian Port Strike Would Mean Disruptions to the Supply Chain | Red Arrow Logistics
On Tuesday, workers at the Port of Montreal announced a partial strike in response to the actions of the Maritime Employers Association (MEA), which suspended guaranteed minimum pay and will instead pay on actual hours worked. The strike notice, filed by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Longshoremen’s Union Local 375 calls to suspend […]
Is Your Cross-Border Insurance Covering Your Shipping Needs | Red Arrow Logistics
Today’s global trade market requires companies to be able to deal with complex supply chains and international shipping in order to optimize their bottom line. Shippers are challenged when they must ship freight to other countries, especially when the cargo is worth a lot of money. It is important that shipments move across borders efficiently […]
Impacts of the Shipping Container Shortage for Transpacific Eastbound | Red Arrow Logistics
As predicted, the outlook for the container shipping market remains strong for 2021. Indications are showing that there might not be relief anytime soon in terms of capacity restrictions. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, increase in e-commerce trade, and high spot rates mean there is a strong outlook for container shipping and that the shortage of […]
Trans-Pacific Trade Update | Red Arrow Logistics
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dear Valued Red Arrow Logistics Customer,  Due to unprecedented demand in the Trans-Pacific trade, customers are experiencing extensive delays and service interruptions. This also has resulted in an extreme shortage of equipment at origin ports, exacerbating the issues and preventing carriers from meeting transportation demands.   We are working proactively with our […]
General Rate Increase (GRI) Cargo From Asia | Red Arrow Logistics
Dear Valued Red Arrow Logistics Customer,  Effective December 1, 2020 General Rate Increase (GRI) has been filed for all cargo imported from Asia ports of loading, to the U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico ports/ramps of discharge. The proposed increases are as follows: General Rate Increase – December 1, 2020 USD     900 / 20′ USD   1,000 / […]