Why Procurement Planning is Critical Ahead of Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. With most Asian countries closing for the better part of a week, now is the time to ensure that your customers get their freight moving to ensure production expectations for Q1. The below article explains in detail how delaying your shipments can actually end up costing your company more money in the long run. It is important to plan your shipments accordingly around the holiday. 
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How Shippers Should Manage Their Bids

With bid season quickly approaching, it's important to work with a vendor you can trust. At Xenon Freight Solutions, we have a bid team that is ready to assist with your 2020 opportunities to help secure the business! Contact us at to learn more. 
See the below article from Freightwaves identifying important factors to consider when choosing a vendor to handle your bids:

US to cancel, reduce some tariffs under partial trade deal with China

With the new year fastly approaching, we will hopefully see a spike in volumes from the reduction of the tariffs between China and the U.S.

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China Says U.S. Agrees to Phased Tariff Rollback if Deal Reached

The China-U.S. tariffs have had a huge impact on both the importing and exporting of goods this year. However, there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel. Representatives from both China and the U.S. are working towards a deal that will allow the tariffs to be rolled back in phases. With the New Year (and Chinese New Year) fastly approaching, it will be interesting to see the impact these reductions in tariffs will have for Q1.

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Ocean Freight Ushers in a New Era With Instant Quotes

At Xenon Freight Solutions, we offer our customers a free, web-based tool that allows instant quoting capabilities. Now that the steamship lines are starting to follow in the same footsteps, quoting customers timely can give you the competitive advantage you need to win the business. Contact us at to learn more! 
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Federal Government Awards JAXPORT $20 million for Terminal Improvements

Xenon Freight Solutions has nationwide coverage, including Jacksonville. With the $20 million from the Federal Government for Port of Jacksonville, this will surely help drive business in this area. Xenon has ample coverage in this market and we are excited for the opportunity to further utilize our network of carriers. See full article here.

AB 5 Protest Planned in California by Owner-Operators

Although the strike has not gone into effect yet, there are still discussions of a strike happening in the near future. It is said that the strike will not cause any disruption to normal cargo flow. It will be interesting to see if that is the case.

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