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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 […]
Digitization is Transforming the LTL Trucking Industry | Red Arrow Logistics
Once criticized for being ‘behind the times when it comes to advances in technology, the LTL (less-than-truckload) industry has made great strides in recent years. The increase in e-commerce has made LTL a more frequently used mode of transportation. More retailers are relying on LTL for their shipping and as customers’ expectations have increased, so […]
The pandemic that has gripped the world over the past year has shown just how vulnerable supply chains can be. Manmade and natural disasters and unpredictable situations can leave a supply chain, and its managers, exposed. A risk mitigation strategy is necessary to be able to prepare for unplanned disruptions. The Impact of Disruptions Today’s […]
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 […]
Technology Can Solve Supply Chain Visibility Challenges | Red Arrow Logistics
The pace of e-commerce demands that companies continually invest in technology to enhance supply chain visibility. Logistics companies that have visibility in their supply chain offer better transparency with their orders, and as a result, have more effective operations. Supply chain visibility goes far beyond simply tracking orders though because it gives a competitive edge […]
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 […]
What is the true cost for missed deliveries? | Red Arrow Logistics
As consumers continue to turn to e-commerce for their shopping needs, the need to deliver on time, every time has become imperative for both retailers and carriers. Yet missed deliveries happen often. The cost of late shipments has both financial and non-financial implications. And the impacts are wide-reaching as the cost of a missed delivery […]
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 […]