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A Warming Planet

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 16, 2018 10:15:00 AM

Many industries are paying attention to the prospect of climate change and especially the release of carbon into the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels. Logistics is no exception. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) had mandated a decrease in the amount of sulphur in marine fuel oil from 3.5% to .5% by 2020.

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Port of Savannah Drayage

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 1, 2018 9:17:54 AM

Drayage means containerized cargo trucking within the international shipping environment - sometimes referred to as "port drayage.” When  containerized cargo flows through the intermodal shipping environment, it probably proceeds through more than one mode of transportation. For example, goods may go by ocean from one port to another, transferred to another port to a rail yard or airport and continue transport, or it may simply be trucked to the destination point. When logistics companies offer these services, they refer to short-distance only movement by truck between modes of longer distance transport.

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Topics: Port of Savannah Drayage

Single-Source Third Party Logistics | What it means for your Company

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 1, 2018 9:09:31 AM

Third Party Logistics, or 3PL, is a service that is experiencing incredible growth. According to a study by Armstrong and Associates, approximately 400 of the Fortune 500 companies use 3PL, and nearly all of the Fortune 100 companies use a 3PL company in some capacity to meet their logistics needs. So what is 3PL? Is it something your company should consider using? Let's take a look at what 3PL is and why it is a service your company might need.

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

Veterans in the Driver's Seat

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 30, 2018 4:20:48 PM

The logistics industry can be a great place to make your next career move after military service! There are a lot of empty drivers’ seats in the trucking industry, and freight transportation companies are offering incentives to new drivers.

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Full Service Freight Broker

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 15, 2018 1:37:05 PM


The trucking industry continues to play a major role in fulfilling an organization's need for transporting their products. At some point after your freight arrives to the port of Savannah, the goods will spend time in transit via a truck. The shippers want to get their goods to the warehouse, distribution center or to the retail outlet as soon as possible. They need access to a network of truck companies that can provide same day service in many cases. That is where our service as a freight broker for OTR trucking (Over the road) comes in.

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Topics: Truck Freight, Logistics Management

Let's Play an Ocean Freight Game... What Am I?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 12, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Guess what I am…

  • I’m 1,194 feet long. That’s as long as four football fields or almost ¼ mile.
  • I’m 166 feet across. A 15-story building is about that tall.
  • I’m almost 100 feet deep.
  • I can carry a LOT of weight including cargo, fuel, fresh water, ballast water, provisions, passengers, and crew. In fact, I’m rated to haul almost 140,000 tons.
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Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping

Do your research when choosing a single source logistics company

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 3, 2018 1:56:23 PM

Figuring out whether outsourcing shipping to a single source logistics company is not always an easy task, nor is choosing the perfect partner. There are many factors to consider, from the costs of distribution and shipping to the time spent on repair and maintenance. To find if an outside 3PL (Third Party Logistics) provider may benefit your organization it helps to ask a few pertinent questions.

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Topics: Port of Savannah, Third Party Logistics (3PL), Single Source Logistics

All Aboard! Port of Savannah on track to have biggest on-terminal rail depot

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When Hurricane Florence happened, other ports closed down and forced traffic to the Port of Savannah, which means Port City Logistics is busier than ever. If the trends reported in the latest news are any indication, we’re about to get even busier!

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The Port of Savannah is a Major Employer in Georgia

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 28, 2018 1:09:10 PM

What international port in the southeastern United States has the fastest growth rate during 2017?

No, not Mobile.

Not Jacksonville.

In fact, it’s the Port of Savannah exceeds other terminals is tops in recent expansion as a commercial shipping hub. During 2017 alone, Savannah processed a staggering 35 million tons of freight. We are glad to call it our home base and don’t mind sharing it’s advantages with the world.

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Topics: Single Source Logistics, Port of Savannah

From Savannah to... the rest of the world!

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 26, 2018 12:48:54 PM
" It’s just an honor for us to be able to farm,” says Gary Bell, Owner of Bell Farms. “I think it’s a noble profession to be able to grow food and fiber to feed the whole world.” Producers of a variety of farm products, Bell Farms sends up to 60% of its cotton crop to China, India, Vietnam, and Turkey, and almost half its pecans to foreign markets.
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Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping