It's a Wonderful Port

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 4, 2019 11:49:38 AM

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.

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Topics: Port of Savannah

The Threat of Cargo Theft

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 2, 2019 1:05:26 PM
It used to be that most cargo theft targets were always high-priced items. By today’s standards, such items would equate to electronic goods, such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. While these items are still highly targeted goods, it is also important to understand that other goods have become bigger targets since the economic recession of 2008. Now, cargo criminals will target any items they can sell for a decent profit margin. This includes energy drinks, frozen seafood or meat, pharmaceuticals, home and garden items, construction materials, auto parts, clothing and shoes, metals, personal care products and tobacco.
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Topics: The Costs of Shipping, Supply Chain Efficiency

Single Source Logistics Delivers Efficiency

Posted by Port City Logistics on Dec 28, 2018 11:51:57 AM
Eliminate profit-killing inefficiencies in your business by looking at your shipping process. Warehousing and transportation involve many moving parts that are hard to streamline without significant outlay—but savings are possible with the right solutions.
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The Economic Impact of the Port of Savannah

Posted by Port City Logistics on Dec 12, 2018 3:02:20 PM

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.

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Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping, Port of Savannah

Thank you for flying Warehouse Airlines!

Posted by Port City Logistics on Dec 12, 2018 11:38:00 AM

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.

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21st Century Shipping

Posted by Port City Logistics on Dec 11, 2018 4:00:08 PM

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...

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Topics: Logistics Management

Leave It To Us

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 29, 2018 10:15:00 AM

Remember the old Greyhound bus slogan “Go Greyhound and leave the driving to us?” It was targeted to drivers to remind them of an alternative to spending long hours behind the wheel.

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Jobs for Veterans in Logistics

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 20, 2018 11:25:51 AM

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.

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Topics: Logistics Careers

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