CAF Worldwide Q4 Report (Part 2)

January 16, 2024

Charting the course of the journey through 2023 and the voyage into 2024 with the CAF Worldwide Q4 report.

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CAF Worldwide Q4 Report (Part 1)

December 13, 2023

Charting the course of the journey through 2023 and the voyage into 2024 with the CAF Worldwide Q4 report.

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CAF Worldwide Q3 2023 Logistics, Supply Chain & Global Trade Review & Outlook

October 11, 2023

Continued soft consumer demand and lower volumes, no seasonal peak, and disruptions at the Panama Canal will lead shippers toward alternative and creative logistics solutions. 

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CAF Worldwide Q2 2023 Logistics, Supply Chain & Global Trade Review & Outlook

June 28, 2023

Reduced shipment volumes and freight rates, higher costs, and lower consumer confidence continue to pose challenges within the worldwide logistics and supply-chain industries.

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CAF Worldwide Q1 2023 Logistics, Supply Chain & Global Trade Outlook

March 07, 2023

As global trade and supply chains approach pre-pandemic levels, demand has cooled and capacity has grown—presenting new challenges amid rising energy costs, high inflation, and uncertainty regarding China.

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Industry Thought Leaders Discuss COVID-19’s Effects & Changes

August 13, 2020

Supply chain and logistics thought leaders share what they’ve been experiencing, hearing, and seeing within novel coronavirus (COVID-19) industry changes and challenges.

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Advantages & Challenges of a U.S.-Based Manufacturing Comeback

August 06, 2020

Ongoing tariff wars, novel coronavirus (COVID-19) production delays, and blank sailings could fuel a U.S.-based manufacturing resurgence.

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How Logistics Providers Create Flexibility & Savings

July 30, 2020

Working with an experienced freight forwarder during challenging times is vital for customs clearance, shipping documentation, insurance, and supply chain management—resulting in lower costs, greater efficiencies, and invaluable relationships.

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How COVID-19 Regulatory Measures Will Impact Shipping

July 23, 2020

Newly recommended novel coronavirus (COVID-19) federal regulations and accompanying legal benchmarks are expected to alter current trade and transportation landscapes for ports, carriers, and others.

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Decreasing Freight Rates & Improving Production Will Help Shippers Rebound

July 16, 2020

Proper supply chain planning and transition can help shippers recover from current setbacks, such as tariff wars, consistent blank sailings, record-breaking delays, increased pricing, and COVID-19.

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Better Days Are Ahead

July 09, 2020

Freight volume upswing, supply chain planning and transitions, and fewer trans-Pacific sailing cancellations will position the industry for emerging growth.

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4 Considerations When Shifting Your Supply Chain to Mexico & Central America

May 12, 2020

As shippers seek China alternatives to overcome production delays, blank sailings and other bottlenecks, Mexico and Central America are solid choices due to extensive apparel exports, rapid U.S. trade partner growth, and easy intermodal transportation access.

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Shippers & Forwarders Contend With 2020’s Many Challenges

April 24, 2020

The U.S.-China trade war and ongoing disruption from the novel coronavirus pandemic present significant challenges to shipping, freight forwarding, and the apparel industry overall. Experts from across the sector weigh in on these challenges and potential solutions.

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Apparel Industry Thought Leaders Weigh in on COVID-19’s Impact to Shipping & Logistics

April 17, 2020

Top apparel industry executives share their critical insights on what they’ve been experiencing during the ever-evolving COVID-19 crisis, and its impact on shipping and logistics.

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Navigating International Trade in the Unpredictable COVID-19 Environment

April 14, 2020

Despite the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic and devastating economic fallout, international trade will eventually bounce back, with alternative countries of production and free trade agreements contributing to optimism for the apparel industry.

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How Shipping Capacity & COVID-19 Are Affecting the Apparel Industry

April 08, 2020

The apparel industry continues to experience production delays, blank sailings, and transportation bottlenecks due to current global health and economic crises.

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Why It’s Vital to Stay Positive Within This Volatile Market

March 30, 2020

A freight forwarder can help shippers remedy the current economic downturn through creative contingency planning, supply chain transitions, and cultivating relationships with alternative production nations.

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5 Considerations Before Shifting Your Supply Chain to Bangladesh

March 18, 2020

It’s important to evaluate capacity, infrastructure, production costs, competitive ready-made garment landscape, and other challenges when shifting your supply chain to Bangladesh.

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How Shippers Can Overcome Ocean Carrier Consolidation

March 05, 2020

Ocean carrier consolidation is leading to increased costs for shippers to transport goods, a burden overcome by working with a freight forwarder well versed in carrier rate negotiations, transportation audits, and tariffs, such as CAF Worldwide.

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6 Considerations Before Shifting Your Supply Chain to Vietnam

February 15, 2020

It’s important to evaluate production logistics, costs, infrastructure, labor force capabilities, points of entry and other challenges when considering shifting your supply chain to Vietnam.

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2020 Outlook: 4 Ways the Global Economy Will Affect Shipping & Logistics

January 20, 2020

The world has adjusted to the new normal of economic policies as driven by the United States-China trade war.

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Incoterms 2020: Are You Prepared?

December 19, 2019

The International Chamber of Commerce’s new Incoterms take effect Jan. 1, 2020. Here’s everything you need to know about its latest updates and how to prepare.

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7 Strategies for Overcoming Tariff Uncertainties

December 11, 2019

Threatened tariff increases on additional Chinese goods will have long- and short-term effects on shippers. Strategies such as duty drawback, production relocation and tariff engineering can help you stay ahead of the curve.

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5 Global Trade Stats to Watch

November 12, 2019

5 key global trade stats from CAF Worldwide's Quarterly Forecast

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2019 Apparel Sourcing Trends

October 01, 2019

New trade barriers and tariffs, a shift from China to developing markets, and greater consumer expectations regarding next-day delivery, transparency, and sustainability are among this year's apparel sourcing trends.

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How New Tariffs Are Affecting Supply Chains

August 28, 2019

Trump administration tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese commodities have caused supply chains to shift elsewhere, specifically Southeast Asia, among other impacts.

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The State of Global Trade: CAF's 3rd Quarter Executive Summary

August 05, 2019

Our in-house experts lend their thoughts regarding the state of global trade including new tariffs, the global economy, and freight forwarding trends.

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How to Get Duty Drawback

July 17, 2019

Exported goods originally imported, with duties paid, various forms of proof, and meeting other requirements may qualify for duty drawback by U.S. Customs.

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The Best NVOCC for Your Supply Chain

June 24, 2019

CAF Worldwide, a NVOCC, provides exceptional customer service, communication and flexibility for establishing a fully optimized international supply chain.

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Moving Your Supply Chain From China to Southeast Asia

June 07, 2019

Inflated costs—trade war-related and otherwise—are forcing companies to reconsider supply chains. Partnering with an experienced logistics provider is key.

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Logistics Partner

April 29, 2019

Critical determinants for selecting a logistics partner include customer service, reputation, area of expertise, financial stability, and relationships.

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The State of Global Trade: CAF's 2nd Quarter Executive Summary

April 22, 2019

Our panel of experts weighs in on the state of global trade including port congestion, the global economy, and freight forwarding trends.

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Do I Need a Customs Broker for My Shipment?

February 19, 2019

Though not legally mandated, yes, a customs broker can help importers and exporters avoid costly errors pertaining to the necessary documentation and examination of goods, among other significant advantages.

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What Is Freight Forwarding?

February 01, 2019

Freight forwarding is the planning and coordinating of the movement of commodities across international borders, on behalf of shippers. Other tasks involved include, but are not limited to: warehouse planning, supplying cargo insurance, and customs brokerage.

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The State of Global Trade: CAF's 1st Quarter  Executive Summary

January 21, 2019

CAF Worldwide CEO and founder, Joe Barry, weighs in on the state of global trade including tariff updates, global economic outlook, and freight forwarding insights.

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The Importance of International Freight Forwarders

November 30, 2018

International freight forwarders are tasked with arranging the intermodal transportation and customs clearance of goods on behalf of shippers. Without forwarders, shippers would be faced with a massive logistical burden that would be detrimental to the global market's overall productivity.

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What Is Supply Chain Management?

September 21, 2018

Supply chain management comprises the strategic manipulation of all supply chain processes, including sourcing, manufacturing, distribution and transportation logistics, to optimize operations for improved cost, asset utilization and revenue.

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CAF Worldwide Is Expanding

September 13, 2018

Team CAF Worldwide is gearing up to take on major industry disruptors with some internal alterations of our own, including new hires.

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What Is a Customs Broker?

August 07, 2018

Customs brokers use their specialized industry expertise to assist importers and exporters in garnering customs clearance across international borders.

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Ocean Freight Services: What to Expect

May 30, 2018

Freight forwarding agents vary, with different types generally providing a diversified array of ocean freight services. These encompass everything from logistical support, customs brokerage and cargo coordination to dispatch, tracking and price monitoring.

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What's the Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management?

May 04, 2018

The difference between logistics vs supply chain management (SCM) includes the former as a subset of the latter and respective roles representing the activities involved in moving goods from one point to another versus the umbrella term encompassing business philosophy and all SCM processes.

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What Is Freight Management Logistics?

March 19, 2018

Freight management logistics encompass the technology, experience, human resources and knowledge utilized to facilitate effective, efficient and expeditious coordination between carriers and shippers and ensure goods are delivered on budget, and on time.

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What Is Freight Class & How Do You Determine Yours?

March 19, 2018

Freight class is a standardized shipping industry pricing classification establishing uniform parameters for commerce between multiple brokers, warehouses and carriers. It is determined based upon a range of factors, including: ease of handling, value, weight, length, height, density and liability.

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Air Freight Forwarding Basics: Optimizing Your Supply Chain

March 19, 2018

Learn the elemental components and considerations freight forwarders must weigh when deciding between air freight transport options, including the many benefits inherent with shipping products via aircraft, such as supply chain efficiencies and more timely deliveries.

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