C.H. Robinson reaffirms commitment to global forwarding business

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Feb 2, 2023, 3:25 PM EST

The largest US logistics provider claims “compelling results” from cross-selling surface transportation and air and ocean services, despite weak market conditions.
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C.H. Robinson searching for new CEO — and new course for growth

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Jan 3, 2023, 4:31 PM EST

The change in leadership is likely to accelerate strategic changes in planning and capital spending at C.H. Robinson that have been under way since last March at the urging of investors.
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Shipper demand speeding drop-and-hook ‘evolution’

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Dec 9, 2022, 12:56 PM EST

Ryder System is joining the race to deploy more drop-and-hook trailer pools for shippers that need greater flexibility to reduce costs and counter supply chain disruption.

M&A in US trucking, logistics cross ‘asset lines’

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 8, 2022, 1:37 PM EST

US transportation companies with cash on hand are acquiring asset-based truckers and non-asset freight brokers alike to add services and shipper customers and build network density.
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US 3PL Echo extends global forwarding reach

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 3, 2022, 2:37 PM EDT

The acquisition of Fastmore Logistics will give Echo Global Logistics more access to international freight forwarders, linking domestic and international cargo networks.
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Warehousing space gets scarcer in Chicago

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Aug 26, 2022, 3:04 PM EDT

Weeks of delays in moving freight from US ports to Chicago are eating into the inland warehousing space needed to get that freight out of intermodal railyards and to customers.

No logistics ‘normalcy’ in sight for US shippers: CSCMP

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Jun 22, 2022, 2:49 PM EDT

Despite softening spot rates in some modes, overall supply chain costs are rising, with higher interest rates putting more pressure on inventories, according to the CSCMP State of Logistics report.
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Demand for digital truckload spot quotes rises as prices fall

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Jun 17, 2022, 10:55 AM EDT

C.H. Robinson Worldwide says the changing trucking market is driving up demand for automated spot pricing quotes by double-digit percentages.
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Cass sees freight demand ‘ebbing’ while others see slower growth

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | May 13, 2022, 4:20 PM EDT

The debate over whether a freight recession is starting in US trucking is getting hotter as spot rates decline but other demand and pricing indicators stay positive.

Lineage Logistics acquires Canada’s VersaCold

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Apr 13, 2022, 2:33 PM EDT

Lineage’s latest acquisition expands the global food chain logistics company’s reach across Canada.
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Transfix expanding brokerage platform as shippers increase demand

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Feb 22, 2022, 3:40 PM EST

As it prepares to go public, Transfix is looking to derive more revenue from non-transactional shipper services, including its drop trailer program, and to draw smaller shippers to its platform.
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C.H. Robinson enters autonomous trucking race

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Feb 16, 2022, 3:54 PM EST

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, the largest US freight broker, sees autonomous trucking as a “new mode” and a way to better manage its partners’ assets, creating capacity for shippers.

Arrive Logistics moves into cross-border freight with Forager acquisition

William B. Cassidy and Eric Johnson, senior editors | Feb 1, 2022, 5:02 PM EST

The acquisition of cross-border specialist Forager Group will help multi-modal logistics provider Arrive offer shippers more visibility, connections, and capacity.
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Lineage Logistics adds $1.7 billion to war chest

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Jan 6, 2022, 11:00 AM EST

A fresh round of investor cash sets the stage for greater automation and expansion of facilities in Lineage’s global cold-chain network.
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Whiplash acquisition expands Ryder’s port presence

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Dec 14, 2021, 10:55 AM EST

The $480 million purchase of the former Port Logistics Group connects seaports more closely to Ryder System’s e-commerce fulfillment network.

C.H. Robinson, SPS team to help retail LTL shippers

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Oct 21, 2021, 10:40 AM EDT

C.H. Robinson Worldwide is linking its less-than-truckload carrier network to the retail platform offered by SPS Commerce to help shippers get retail goods onto shelves and avoid holiday stockouts.
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Hub Group grows cold transport business with Choptank buy

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Oct 19, 2021, 11:53 AM EDT

Choptank expands Hub Group’s refrigerated brokerage business as US shippers demand greater access to transportation capacity across modes and sectors.
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Transplace CEO predicts ‘rapid’ logistics consolidation

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Oct 12, 2021, 4:14 PM EDT

The third-party logistics market is being reshaped in a crucible of ongoing supply chain disruption and technology, Transplace CEO Frank McGuigan told the JOC Inland Distribution webcast.
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MoLo wants to ‘catch’ CH Robinson via ArcBest ramp

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Oct 5, 2021, 5:04 PM EDT

Recent merger and acquisition activity, such as the ArcBest-Molo deal, proves many investors believe opportunity lies in third-party logistics providers.
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Automation to deliver spot truckload savings: C.H. Robinson

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Sep 21, 2021, 12:18 PM EDT

As shippers increasingly turn to – or are forced to – the spot market for truck capacity, automation will identify opportunities to lower costs, according to C.H. Robinson Worldwide.
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