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14701 Charlson Road

Eden Prairie, MN 55347

United States

Phone: 952-937-8500


C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. operates as a third party logistics company worldwide. The company provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies of all sizes, in various industries. During 2015, the company handled approximately 16.9 million shipments. The company operates through a network of offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. The company has developed global transportation and distribution networks to provide transportation and supply chain services worldwide. The company has contractual relationships with various transportation companies, and utilizes those relationships to transport its customers’ freight. The company has contractual relationships with approximately 68,000 transportation companies, including motor carriers, railroads (primarily intermodal service providers), and air freight and ocean carriers. As an integral part of its transportation services, the company provides a range of value-added logistics services, such as freight consolidation, supply chain consulting and analysis, optimization, and reporting. In addition to transportation, the company provides sourcing services (Sourcing) under the brand name, Robinson Fresh. The company’s Sourcing business is primarily the buying, selling, and/or marketing of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other value-added perishable items. The company supplies fresh produce through its network of independent produce growers and suppliers. The company’s customers include grocery retailers, restaurants, foodservice distributors, and produce wholesalers. In many cases, the company also arranges the logistics and transportation of the products that the company sells and provides related supply chain services, such as replenishment, category management, and managed procurement services. The company has developed proprietary brands of produce and has licensing agreements to distribute fresh, value-added produce under consumer brand names. In January 2015, the company completed its acquisition of, Inc., which provides services throughout North America. The acquisition improves and brings synergies to the company’s less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload businesses, and expands its e-commerce capabilities. Transportation and Logistics Services The company provides freight transportation and related logistics and supply chain services. The company’s services range from commitments on a specific shipment to much more integrated relationships. The company provides all of the following transportation and logistics services: Truckload: Through the company’s contracts with motor carriers, it has access to dry vans, temperature controlled vans, flatbeds, and bulk capacity. The company also offers time-definite and expedited truck transportation. 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 handles 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. In many instances, the company would consolidate partial shipments for various customers into full truckloads. 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 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 or freight forwarder, the company organizes air shipments and provides door-to-door service. Customs: The company’s customs brokers

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