Globalization presents numerous opportunities that businesses can explore. This is one of the reasons why a good number of businesses opt to outsource logistics services in an effort to streamline and improve their operations. However, in order to make the most of these services, it is important to understand how the entire process works. One of the critical links in the logistics chain is referred to as drayage.
That banana you ate for breakfast had quite an adventure on its way from a tree in Ecuador to your kitchen. A good part of it was in a high-tech temperature controlled shipping container, followed by a week's stay in a land-based "forced ripening" center. The air inside, plus small amounts of banana-ripening gases, is kept at a temperature of between 55 and 65 degrees F. Only then are they trucked to your local Kroger and put out for sale.
A couple of centuries ago, astute business leaders appreciated the unique qualities of Savannah’s coastal location where the Savannah River separates our historic Georgia city from the southern tip of South Carolina. Founded in 1733, Savannah had already developed into a prosperous Atlantic port city by time of the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The Royal Navy quickly captured this strategic outpost; British troops occupied Savannah until July, 1782.
Like your industry, the logistics world saw some big changes in 2018, with more on the horizon for 2019. By way of review, here are a few of the things we're keeping an eye on:
Working with superior single source logistics partners will increase your profits. It will also improve your internal employee job satisfaction levels, speed up delivery times to your end users, improve customer service, allow for quick adaptation to the ever-changing market and provide you with a competitive advantage. The right shippers and 3PL partnerships will improve your bottom line because they are able to offer certain services that would cost your business too much to be comfortably profitable.
Topics: Supply Chain Efficiency
It’s a Wonderful Life- for Port City Logistics here at the Port of Savannah
Imagine life in Savannah without the Port and the businesses that support it. You certainly wouldn’t see news like this, reported in a recent editorial in Savannah Now.
Topics: Port of Savannah
Those container ships you see coming up the Savannah river look gigantic, but wait until you see the size of the New-Panamax ships that will steam upriver after the harbor expansion project is complete. If you counted the number of shipping containers on the current Panamax vessels, it's no more that 5,000. New Panamaxers carry up to 13,000. A fully loaded ship of that size needs a deeper channel.
Maybe you’ve seen the UAVs on the news- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles used by the military to provide reconnaissance and sometimes actual mayhem-producing missiles fired from a clear blue sky. Did you you know that UAVs flying over hot spots in the middle east are piloted by people right here in places like North Dakota and Nevada.