Port of Savannah Shipping: What’s Affecting Your Shipping Costs?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 6, 2017 3:55:17 PM

Moving freight from point A to point B, from Port of Savannah shipping to Jacksonville for example, seems like a no-brainer. All you have to do is pack and load it up, and then send it on its way, right? Wrong.

Several factors come into play when determining the shipping cost of your freight. Among them are the type of transportation and freight class you are using. Your freight's ultimate destination and delivery time also impact the cost. And don't forget to add in fuel, mileage, and charges for any other equipment or services you might require.

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LTL Savannah | Facts about Less Than Truckload Shipping

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 30, 2017 1:25:04 PM
If you've shipped products through the Port of Savannah, you may have encountered the abbreviation "LTL shipping." This form of cargo transport is a great solution for many shippers who have smaller loads or need more flexibility in their shipping contracts.  

 

 

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What a Difference LED Lowcountry Lights Has Made! (Video)

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 20, 2017 2:02:42 PM
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Drayage Savannah | Delivering the Goods

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 12, 2017 3:25:38 PM

Delivering goods is a hard business to comprehend in simple terms. It's even more challenging now that there are security issues, privacy information challenges and big data that has to be addressed to avoid the noise in the transport of goods and services. These problems in transportation are what's making companies do their best to provide the best drayage services in the market.

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Port Logistics Savannah: 3PL Partnerships

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 6, 2017 1:15:59 PM

Today, computer software programs and automation have vastly increased the ability of companies to obtain efficient, cost-effective shipping logistics. If your firm markets beverages, consumer goods, foodstuffs, retail merchandise, pulp and paper products, or chemicals through the bustling Port of Savannah, you may find some attractive cost-cutting capabilities by retaining the services of a 3PL company. Sometimes also referred to as a "TPL" (an abbreviation for the expression "third party logistics" enterprise), modern 3PL businesses help their clients save time and money. Logistics Savannah and other ports can benefit from companies like Port City Logistics.

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Logistics and Your Supply Chain | Port of Savannah Logistics

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 5, 2017 12:14:58 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.

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LED Lowcountry Lights Up Port City Logistics!

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 2, 2017 2:06:58 PM

Port City Logistics is saving money every year by switching to energy efficient LED lighting!

Port City Logistics owns and manages nearly 2 million square feet of warehouse facilities in the heart of the Savannah port system. One of their facilities used to store food products had been converted from area bulk storage to aisle racking. They discovered that the lighting in their 180,000-square foot building was in need of an upgrade. The challenge was to adequately and economically light 23 aisles with food products stacked to  the ceiling. There were too few lights with many of the existing lights either totally blocked or poorly spaced.

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Logistics Savannah | E-commerce and Shipping Costs

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 26, 2017 4:39:31 PM

The supply chain model of the 1970s mainly involved local suppliers and physical retail stores, where goods went straight from the suppliers to the retail stores. In the 1980s, retail distribution centers popped up. Suppliers shipped goods to the centers which functioned much like airline hubs, and retailers then distributed goods to individual stores in the region. Imported goods were added to the mix in the 1990s, which created the need for retail import centers.

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Topics: e-commerce, shipping costs, third party logistics

Savannah Transportation Industry | What is Electronic Freight Management (EFM)?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 21, 2017 4:10:36 PM

It is estimated that domestic freight volumes will have increased by 70% over 1998 volume figures by the year 2020, which will not be possible to efficiently process and ship using our current level of physical capacity. It is crucial to the future economy of our country that the transportation industry, including the Savannah transportation industry, find ways to more efficiency move freight throughout, into, and out of the U.S.

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Topics: electronic freight management

Georgia College Students Visit PCL!

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 15, 2017 4:42:23 PM

We were thrilled to have a visit from a group of students from Georgia College today! They enjoyed a tour of Port City Logistics' facilities while on a field trip to Savannah. Would you like a firsthand look at the fascinating operations of a logistics company? Contact PCL today and book your tour!

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Topics: Community Involvement