Solutions Team

The Solutions Team Made Whole

Finding balance in logistics is often less about finding a network loaded with divergent businesses and expertise, and more about creating a Venn diagram that carries passion, dedication, friendship, and communication in the overlay. One lesson we’ve learned at Argent’s, and try to impart each day, is that there is no substitution for a team… Read more »

Domestic News

Airfreight Angst

While we don’t often open our news with a joke, because it’s not funny and we understand that, this week, we want to inject a little levity. When the pandemic started, there was some internal buzz by industry experts regarding the delays and costs impacting the ocean freight industry. We remarked that a group of… Read more »

eCommerce Fulfillment

Logixboard Integration Station

Argents is proud of our partnership with Logixboard, a partnership that allows us to view real-time shipment data with our clients and internal team in a user-friendly interface. This centralized hub helps us empower our customers to build a healthy, stable, and reliable supply chain. The digital platform ensures your information stays up-to-date with real-time… Read more »

2021 Year in Review
International News

2021: Looking Back over the Year

While 2021 has been one heck of a year, from the Ever Given getting stuck in the Suez Canal at the beginning of the year to an increase in forced labor concerns as CBP issued many Xingang-originating Withhold Release Orders, it’s been a wild ride.  We can’t forget that the Ever Given was the ship… Read more »

Fulfillment Services

Fulfillment Services Outsourced; the Argents:You Ratio

Argents Express roots are in freight forwarding and customs brokerage, but over the past decade has expanded from transporting and clearing international cargo into providing storage, fulfillment, and final-mile support for those same customers. The reasons were three-fold – our customers’ businesses grew and diversified, they told us that the cost was too great to… Read more »

Sam is synonymous with Success

Success’ Secret Weapon: Sam Rushin

Perseverance, planning, and personality are the magic formula for success that sets Sam Rushin ahead of and apart from her competition. Whether she’s training horses, baking her way into the hearts of her coworkers, or building and developing a logistics plan from the ground up, there is a joy for the work that extends past… Read more »

Growth in Seattle

Growth Boots on the ground, eyes on the prize

“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” ~ Robert Burns The aforementioned proverb is generally invoked to discuss a situation that goes off the rails despite good planning and intentions. We at Argents prefer to think of it as a way of explaining that all the planning, research, and intentions for success… Read more »

Intermodal going off the rail
Domestic News

Intermodal supply chain off the tracks?

Try transloading instead. Earlier this year, the Union Pacific Railroad elected to impose an embargo on ocean containers for a week from Southern California to Chicago to regain fluidity and clear out their overcrowded ramp. Chicago’s Intermodal rail congestion has been a much written-about topic throughout the year. That embargo only further backed up ocean… Read more »

de minimis rules

Low value woe-ohs: e-Commerce buyers and de minimis rules

It’s not our fault that the pandemic accelerated a shift to e-commerce by five years in less than a year and a half. But those buyers are increasingly having their orders fulfilled directly from foreign countries or from facilities set up just outside of America’s borders. The de minimis rules which raised the ceiling to… Read more »