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You want a partner that is built different – fueled by a passion to help you win. From technology, to expertise, to service, Laufer delivers superior commitment to you and your business.

Our team takes the initiative—and the time—to listen to you and learn about you, your business, needs and challenges. Then we tailor and implement a specific portfolio of strategies and solutions designed to work for you and your business.

Industries We Serve

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Home, Office, Campus, Hotel

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Forest Products

Logs, Lumber, Veneer, Staves

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Everything Home

Décor, Kitchenware, Accessories, Flooring, Cabinetry, Sanitaryware

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Consumer Goods

Pet Products, Toys, Giftware, Electronics, Auto Accessories and Parts

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PPE Supplies, Medical Equipment, Gloves, Supplements

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Footwear, Apparel, Textiles, Accessories, Cosmetics

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Organics, Canned Goods, Seafood, Spices, Rice, Sugar

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Seeds, Nuts, Dried Fruits, Soy, Grains, Feed

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Lactose, Whey Products, Skimmed Milk Powder, Nonfat Dry Milk Powder, Cheese


What’s happening in the world affects your business. We find out the latest news and updates and share it with you here and in our weekly industry update newsletter.

A Man Who Changed the World

Look around wherever you happen to be. Just about everything you see or set your hand on spent some time in a cargo container. In fact, according to one estimate, sixty percent of world trade, measured by value, travels in cargo containers. World trade figures include a lot of things that can’t be shipped in a container, like gas, oil, grain, and just about anything you can pump. Take those out and you get an estimate closer to the one in the Economist—90%.


Shippers Saw a Need for Bigger Vessels. They Built Them Too Big

Six months ago, the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index of spot shipping rates was at 1,022. As of Friday, it was close to 3,000. On the latest episode of the “Odd Lots” podcast, we spoke with economist and historian Marc Levinson, the author of “The Box,” a book on the container-shipping revolution. We talked about what’s behind the skyrocketing prices and learned that a key dynamic at play is, even though the U.S. is importing a ton of goods from China, there’s very little flow happening in the opposite direction.


Shipping carriers rejected tons of U.S. agricultural exports, opting to send empty containers to China

hipping carriers rejected U.S. agricultural export containers worth hundreds of millions of dollars during October and November, instead sending empty containers to China to be filled with more profitable Chinese exports, a CNBC investigation found.



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