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.
Topics: Logistics Technologies
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.
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.
Topics: Logistics Management
Careers in logistics are expected to grow faster than normal over the next 10 years. The move of individual markets shifting to a global economy is the reason for the projected 22 percent increase in logistics jobs by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Have you begun transitioning from your military career into the civilian employment sector? And do you possess training in logistics and supply line dynamics? If so, consider a rewarding career at Port City Logistics, a Savannah, GA-based freight brokerage company.
Less than truckload shipping, or LTL, fits an important niche in the shipping industry. When a company needs to ship freight that is more than a parcel carrier can accommodate yet not large enough for a dedicated full truck, LTL can be a great solution.
The evolution of technology has been pushing boundaries and changing protocols in every aspect of our personal and professional lives. The logistics industry is no exception. The transaction cycle is becoming more streamlined by integrating with various technologies to improve accuracy and efficiency — from point A to point B.
As Georgia’s deep-water ports grow, so do their employment opportunities, making the need for locally trained and educated workers even more critical.
Of the thousands of cargo ships traveling the international seas at any given moment, there are only a few different types of ships, mainly divided according to the type of cargo that they carry. The two main types are dry cargo ships or tankers. Among dry cargo ships, different types include bulk carriers, container ships, reefer ships, RoRo ships, and others. Tankers can be classified as chemical, gas, LNG, or oil tankers. The cargo ship port of Savannah, GA is the second largest port in the US and handles container ships, reefer ships, heavy lift, RoRo, and breakbulk ships.
3PL stands for Third-Party Logistics. There are different levels of 3PL: the Standard 3PL Provider, the Service Developer, the Customer Adapter, and the Customer Developer.
This is a fascinating period for the trucking industry. Momentum is undeniably building in domestic manufacturing. Who will drive those manufactured goods remains to be seen; driverless trucks promise to change the dynamics of the industry in almost unimaginable ways. Across the trucking world, change is right around the corner... except for the literal corners.