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Weather Advisory: Winter Storm Niko to Cause Shipping Delays

Posted by Dallas Duncan on Feb 9, 2017 12:43:11 PM

Logistical activities could be impacted this week and next as Winter Storm Niko drops heavy snowfall on the northeastern portion of the United States. 

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Topics: Logistics, Weather, Delays

Our Top 10 Global Logistics Blog Posts from 2016

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Dec 28, 2016 8:51:57 AM

2016 was a busy year in the world of shipping. The SOLAS VGM (Safety of Life at Sea Verified Gross Mass) mandate along with the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy were two of the most notable events. As we reflect on 2016, below is a list our top ten global logistics blog posts from this year.

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Topics: Logistics, Supply Chain, Importing, Exporting, Global Logistics

Update: U.S.-China Cargo Requirements due to the Zika Virus

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Aug 11, 2016 2:27:30 PM

To prevent the spread of the Zika virus, the Chinese General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has announced a new mandate for cargo originating in the United States.

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Topics: Logistics, Supply Chain, Compliance

Export 101 E-Book: The Basic Building Blocks

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Aug 1, 2016 9:15:58 AM

Need to work out the international logistics for your recent global sale? There are a few important things to know before beginning the process. Most importantly, you will need to arrange the transportation and file export formalities with governing bodies. With some basic knowledge and the help of a professional freight forwarder, you will be positioned for export success.

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Topics: Logistics, INCOterms, Cargo Insurance, Exporting, ISPM 15, AES, International Trade, export documentation

Upcoming NMFC Changes: August 2016

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Jul 20, 2016 1:19:50 PM

The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) provides commodity classifications for interstate, intrastate and foreign commerce. There are a total of 18 classes, from a low of class 50 to a high of class 500. The goal of NMFC classifications is to provide shippers with standardized pricing for shipments when working with different carriers, warehouses and brokers. Below is a list of the NMFC changes which will take effect in August.  

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Topics: Logistics, NMFC

Chinese Factories Reportedly Forced to Shut Down in Advance of the G20 Summit

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Jul 15, 2016 9:13:27 AM

According to Reuters, Chinese government officials have ordered at least 255 Shanghai-based industrial facilities to shut down for two weeks prior to the G20 Summit this September. How will the closures of these factories impact supply chain operations? 

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Topics: Logistics, Supply Chain, International Trade, G20

Monsoon Season Supply Chain Service Advisory

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Jun 28, 2016 2:16:00 PM

Global supply chains are vulnerable to a number of disruptions, severe weather being an unavoidable natural event. The summer months in south Asia typically experience extremely high levels of rainfall due to the monsoon season. Below are two proactive steps which can minimize the impact of monsoon season on freight shipments. 

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Topics: Logistics, Supply Chain

Logistics Education: Your One Source Solution

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Jun 17, 2016 10:26:51 AM

Are you constantly searching for ways to improve your supply chain? Learning more about logistics can help you build the case to implement new procedures into your supply chain, creating a more efficient program. The Global Solutions LinkedIn page is a consolidated source for a wide variety of transportation, warehousing and international trade topics to help you increase your knowledge. Equip yourself with the details, facts and stats to make the most informed decisions for your company by following the new Global Solutions LinkedIn page

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Topics: Logistics, Supply Chain, International Trade

Marisol International Opens Office in El Paso, Texas

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Mar 8, 2016 12:20:55 PM

Marisol International, a Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS) company, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office in El Paso, Texas! The El Paso office was opened on March 1, 2016 in close partnership with Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution, LLC, another Roadrunner Transportation Systems company. 

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Topics: Logistics, Supply Chain, Ports

Our Best Logistics Blog Posts from 2015

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Dec 30, 2015 1:53:49 PM

As 2015 comes to a close, we take a look back at the top 15 logistics and supply chain blog posts from this year. In case you missed these, below is a list of our top international transportation and trade posts.

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Topics: Logistics, Supply Chain, International Transportation & Trade

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