Understanding Drayage Transportation in Your Supply Chain

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 19, 2018 9:46:39 AM

A large steel box might not seem revolutionary, but global trade now depends on ISO-standard shipping containers. Shippers pack these rectangular metal boxes with everything imaginable from raw bulk goods to shelf-ready retail packages. Containerized freight rides on ships, over rail, or gets towed by a truck all while safely packed inside the same heavy metal box. This system is known as intermodal shipping, and it involves Drayage Transportation.  

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Topics: Truck Freight, Port of Savannah Drayage

Logistics and Your Supply Chain | Port of Savannah Logistics

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 4, 2018 1:10:44 PM

Beginning in the 1970’s and continuing as a growing trend throughout the 80’s and 90’s, many retailers and manufacturers expanded their operations to include logistics; seeking to manage costs by controlling inventory along the entire length of their supply chains.

Today, tech-savvy e-commerce providers like Amazon can far outpace the speed at which most retailers and manufacturers can move their goods to the point of sale. It is has become very difficult for companies to effectively compete with e-commerce providers plus manage their payroll and benefits-related expenses, as well as cope with rising fuel costs. To remain competitive, many businesses have opted to cut overhead and streamline operations by divesting themselves of their logistics operations and outsourcing freight-handling to third-party logistics (3PL) providers.Download Our FREE Guide to Third Party Logistics

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL), Supply Chain Efficiency

Electronic Freight Management’s Impact on Shipping

Posted by Port City Logistics on Aug 22, 2018 2:21:53 PM

The logistics industry is set to evolve over the next few years. There are a number of innovative electronic freight management technologies that will definitely make transporting commodities more efficient. Port City Logistics in Savannah GA and other full-service logistics brokers are using these technologies to help gain an edge in delivering the best logistics solutions to their clients. Here is a closer look at how digital technologies are helping change the shipping industry.

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Topics: Logistics Technologies

Are Automated Trucks in the Future at a Savannah Trucking Company Near you?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Aug 15, 2018 8:54:04 AM

At Port City Logistics, we’re always keeping up to date on the latest technologies to help provide the best service to our customers. As a single source logistics company in Savannah, Georgia, we pride ourselves on our ability to constantly evolve with the changing times. One of the most exciting new developments in the logistics industry is automated vehicles.

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Topics: Logistics Technologies

Savannah Drayage | Short Distances, Critical Importance

Posted by Port City Logistics on Aug 3, 2018 10:42:21 AM

Savannah Drayage: What it means

Most of us are familiar with the idea of shipping freight around the world on a container ship and across the country by train or truck, but it’s easy to forget one integral step in the process: drayage. In the world of international shipping, the term refers to the transport of freight containers over short distances, usually from the dock where cargo is unloaded to a warehouse some distance inland.

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Topics: Truck Freight, Port of Savannah Drayage

Logistics Management | From Factory to Store: A box’s journey

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 27, 2018 12:14:17 PM

For most of us, we never think about logistics management — how goods actually get from the factory to their home. As specialists in logistics management know, the process is actually very involved and can be quite complex, and often requires moving halfway around the world. 

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Topics: Logistics Management

A Natural Transition | A Career in Logistics Allows Former Military to Use Training and Skills

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 23, 2018 10:14:06 AM

Careers in logistics are expected to grow faster than normal over the next 10 years. The move of individual markets shifting to a global economy is the reason for the projected 22 percent increase in logistics jobs by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Have you begun transitioning from your military enlistment into the civilian employment sector? And do you possess training in logistics and supply line dynamics? If so, consider a rewarding career at Port City Logistics, a Savannah, GA-based freight brokerage company.

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Topics: Logistics Management, Logistics Careers

Single Source Logistics Helps Grow Your Business

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 9, 2018 12:11:25 PM

What is Third Party Logistics?

Are you prepared to handle your own shipping as your business grows? Many companies find themselves unready to navigate the complexities of logistics as their shipping needs increase.To face the challenges of selling across oceans (or even state lines) effectively, standard practice is to employ a single source third party logistics (3PL) company to outsource management of everything including over-the-road freight, shipping and port drayage.

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Topics: Full Service Logistics, Third Party Logistics (3PL)

LTL Shipping Savannah: A Cost Saving Measure

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jun 25, 2018 1:19:48 PM

 

 Less than truckload shipping, or LTL, fits an important niche in the shipping industry. When a company needs to ship freight that is more than a parcel carrier can accommodate yet not large enough for a dedicated full truck, LTL can be a great solution. 

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Topics: The Costs of Shipping, Truck Freight

Transportation Management- What is it?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jun 11, 2018 2:27:49 PM
Ranked as the fastest-growing seaport in the United States from 2000 to 2005, the Port of Savannah experienced a 16.5 percent compound annual growth rate versus the national average of only 9.7 percent. In 2007, the port held the distinction as the fourth-busiest container terminal in the United States, and in 2014, container traffic through the port reached 3 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU)- that's a lot of transportation management!
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Topics: Logistics Management