C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. provides freight transportation and related logistics and supply chain services worldwide. Transportation and Logistics Services The company provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies of all sizes, in a variety of industries. During 2013, the company handled approximately 12.7 million shipments and worked with approximately 46,000 active customers. The company has 285 branches in the following areas: North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. The company’s services range from commitments on a specific shipment to much more comprehensive and integrated relationships. It provides all of the following transportation and logistics services: Truckload: Through its contracts with motor carriers, the company has access to dry vans, temperature controlled vans, flatbeds, and bulk capacity. The company also offers time-definite and expedited truck transportation. Less Than Truckload (LTL): LTL transportation involves the shipment of single or multiple pallets of freight. The company focuses on shipments of a single pallet or larger, although the company handle any size shipment. Through its contracts with motor carriers and its operating system, the company consolidates freight and freight information to provide its customers with a single source of information on their freight. Intermodal: The company’s intermodal transportation service is the shipment of freight in trailers or containers by a combination of truck and rail. The company has intermodal marketing agreements with container owners and all Class 1 railroads in North America, and the company arranges local pickup and delivery (known as drayage) through local contracted motor carriers. In addition, the company owns approximately 1,000 intermodal containers. Ocean: As a non-vessel ocean common carrier (NVOCC) or freight forwarder, the company consolidates shipments, determine routing, select ocean carriers, contract for ocean shipments, and provide for local pickup and delivery of shipments. Air: As a certified indirect air carrier (Indirect Air Carrier) or freight forwarder, the company organizes air shipments and provides door-to-door service. Customs: The company’s customs brokers are licensed and regulated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assist importers and exporters in meeting federal requirements governing imports and exports. Other Logistics Services: The company provides fee-based transportation management services, warehousing services, and other services. For most of its transportation and logistics services, the company is a service provider. By accepting the customer’s order, the company accepts certain responsibilities for transportation of the shipment from origin to destination. The company purchases the majority of its truckload services from its contract truckload carriers on a spot market or transactional basis, even when the company is working with the customer on a contractual basis. The company’s transportation services are provided to various international customers through its worldwide branch network. Seasonality The company’s operating income and earnings is lower in the first quarter than in the other three quarters. Regulations The company is subject to licensing and regulation as a property freight broker and is licensed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to arrange for the transportation of property by motor vehicle. The company is also subject to regulation by the Federal Maritime Commission as an ocean freight forwarder and a NVOCC and the company maintains separate bonds and licenses for each. The company operates as a Department of Homeland Security certified Indirect Air Carrier, providing air freight services, subject to commercial standards set forth by the International Air Transport Association and federal regulations issued by the Transportation Security Administration. The company provides customs brokerage services as a customs broker under a license issued by the Bureau of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The company sources fresh produce under licenses issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as required by the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA). Other sourcing and distribution activities may be subject to various federal and state food and drug statutes and regulations. The company is subject to various other U.S. and foreign laws and regulations including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other similar anti-bribery and anti-corruption statutes. History C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. was founded in 1905.
c.h. robinson worldwide inc
14701 Charlson Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
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