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

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

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