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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.

Wayfair cites ocean shipping disruption, port congestion for in-stock issues

Wayfair is the latest company to cite port congestion disrupting its supply chain. Delays at ocean gateways are resulting in inventory challenges and some SKUs remaining out of stock, CFO Michael Fleisher said on the company's earnings call Thursday. The retailer expects it could take a "few months" to get back to the in-stock levels it usually tries to maintain, Fleisher said.

03.01.2021

Ocean carriers take heat for profiting ‘so handsomely’ while service plunged

The Agriculture Transportation Coalition’s Peter Friedmann took exception to what Hapag-Lloyd’s CEO didn’t say during a recent videoconference with media from around the world. “It is one thing for ship schedule reliability to be at all-time low levels, but quite another for carriers to profit so handsomely by such collapse in dependable service,” Friedmann, executive director of the Washington-based AgTC, told American Shipper after reading about Rolf Habben Jansen’s press conference.

03.01.2021

Post-Covid-19, Shipping Tailwinds Will Still Be Strong

Shipping rates have skyrocketed since the middle of last year on strong demand from the developed world for personal protective equipment and stay-at-home goods, after the initial shock from Covid-19. As manufacturing powerhouse China has gotten the pandemic under control at home, its surging exports of electronic gadgets and masks have pushed up the cost of shipping them. Freight rates from North Asia to the West Coast of North America have tripled from a year earlier, as assessed by S&P Global Platts. In contrast, rates for the other direction rose only 63%. The imbalance in trade led to a shortage of container boxes: Carriers were trying to return them, sometimes empty, to Asia.

03.01.2021

Insights

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