The shipping industry plays a critical role in globally intertwined economies as producers rely on the industry to move freight from manufacturer to consumer. Even as the logistics industry booms here in Savannah and many other port locations around the world, challenges have not gone away. Port City Logistics is part of a larger effort to engineer solutions to both pressing immediate problems and long term issues, such as...
Topics: Logistics Management
Currently there are jobs for veterans in logistics. Highly-skilled transitioning military personnel are encouraged to look to the Logistics industry for post-service careers. Former military that are trained in logistics specialties can provide the backbone for both management and labor, filling important roles in moving goods from A to B. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities are predicted to increase through 2024, and here in Savannah the port is growing at a roaring pace, meaning that civilian jobs for ex-military will continue to expand.
Topics: Logistics Careers
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.
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.
Topics: Port of Savannah Drayage
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.
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.
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.
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.
Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping
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.