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Global Logistics — Built Different

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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Furniture

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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Healthcare

PPE Supplies, Medical Equipment, Gloves, Supplements

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Fashion

Footwear, Apparel, Textiles, Accessories, Cosmetics

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Food

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

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Agriculture

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

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Dairy

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

News

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.

Omicron: What to Know About Air Freight and Ocean Cargo

While it seems container shipping rates are finally starting to ease up—Drewry’s World Container composite index decreased by 1.5 percent week-over-week to $9,050.77 per 40-foot container and well off peak levels north of $10,000 in September—supply chain concerns continue to cloud ocean and air freight as the holiday season heats up.

12.06.2021

It’s official: 96 container ships are waiting to dock at SoCal ports

There were 40 container ships waiting for berths within 40 miles of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Friday. But there were also 56 container ships waiting farther out to sea, putting the actual tally at an all-time-high of 96, according to new data from the Marine Exchange of Southern California. The Marine Exchange has just unveiled its new methodology for counting container ships waiting outside the 40-mile “in port” zone.

12.06.2021

Retreat From Globalization Adds to Inflation Risks

WASHINGTON—While supply-chain disruptions, labor shortages and fiscal stimulus have all been blamed for the rise in short-term inflation, another long-term force could also be at work: “deglobalization.” Economists and policy makers have long argued that globalization helped to lower prices. As trade barriers fell, domestic companies were forced to compete with cheaper imports.

12.06.2021

Insights

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