• Welcome to Aeroships International Customers

    R.S. Express, Inc., has acquired Aeroships International, Inc., an international freight forwarder based in Chicago, IL. Aeroships has built a reputation for excellent service to clients and foreign partners during their 22 year business history. Jeannine Ellenwood and Rich DeCarlo, … READ MORE »

  • 3 Reasons You Haven’t Outsourced Fulfillment Yet, But Should

    3 Reasons You Haven’t Outsourced Fulfillment Yet, But Should 1. You think you’re too small. Many retailers and small businesses are under the impression that they are too small to be taken seriously by large, well-known third party logistics (3PL) … READ MORE »

  • How Devaluation of Yuan Affects U.S. Importers & Exporters

     How Devaluation of Yuan Affects U.S. Importers & Exporters According to Bloomberg, this week, China devalued its yuan currency by 2.8 percent to combat a slowdown of the world’s second-largest economy. Given that China is one of the United States’ biggest … READ MORE »

  • 400 Dockworkers to be Added to Combat Congestion at Port of Oakland

    400 Dockworkers to be Added to Combat Congestion at Port of Oakland Although the PMA & ILWU have ratified the West Coast contract, congestion at the Port of Oakland continues to have a significant impact on port operations and turn … READ MORE »

  • GSP Renewed Effective July 28th

    Generalized system of preferences (GSP) was passed through Congress on June 25th and signed by President Obama on June 28th. Yesterday, President Obama signed into law H.R. 1295, which renews the Generalized System of Preferences. GSP is a trade program that … READ MORE »

  • Takeaways from West Coast Port Negotiations for Supply Chain Managers

    Takeaways from the West Coast Port Negotiations for Supply Chain Managers The 10 month labor negotiations at the West Coast ports resulted in unprecedented congestion at the ports almost to the point of a complete gridlock. Many U.S. based companies … READ MORE »

  • Omni-channel Opportunities and Challenges for E-commerce and Retail

     Omni-channel Opportunities and Challenges for E-commerce and Retail E-commerce has changed the way consumers buy products and services. As a result,  retailers must adopt omni-channel practices to provide fast and responsive customer service and delivery that puts the customer at … READ MORE »

  • New Talent at RS Express

    Elk Grove Village, IL – RS Express  welcomes Kyle Andreoni as Account Executive. Andreoni will be charged with new business development and account management. Andreoni comes to RS Express with several years of sales experience in the industrial supplies industry. … READ MORE »

  • ILWU & PMA reach tentative five-year agreement

    ILWU & PMA reach tentative five-year agreement After nine months of contract negotiations, the ILWU and PMA have reached a tentative five-year agreement. This comes after several weeks of federal mediation and after President Obama sent the U.S. Labor Secretary … READ MORE »

  • West Coast Port Shut Down for Four of the Next Five Days

    West Coast Port Shut Down for Four of the Next Five Days The PMA announced a suspension of vessel operations for four out of the next five days, effectively causing a West Coast port shut down, similar to last weekend. … READ MORE »