Single Source Logistics Helps Grow Your Business

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 9, 2018 12:11:25 PM

What is Third Party Logistics?

Are you prepared to handle your own shipping as your business grows? Many companies find themselves unready to navigate the complexities of logistics as their shipping needs increase.To face the challenges of selling across oceans (or even state lines) effectively, standard practice is to employ a single source third party logistics (3PL) company to outsource management of everything including over-the-road freight, shipping and port drayage.

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Topics: Full Service Logistics, Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Commercial Cargo Ships in Operation Today

Posted by Port City Logistics on Mar 23, 2018 11:45:15 AM

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.

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Topics: Full Service Logistics, Ocean Freight Shipping

Which Transportation Management Strategy is Best for Your Business?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 4, 2018 6:50:56 PM

Anybody who has ever run their own business understands that the name of the game is to provide better products and services at a lower price than your competitors. What this means in practice is that you can’t just keep on doing things one way because that’s the way you’ve always done it. You need to look at everything on a constant basis and make certain that there isn’t a more efficient and/or less expensive way of getting that particular job done.

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Topics: Full Service Logistics, Logistics Management

Your Package's Journey through PCL Shipping

Posted by Port City Logistics on Dec 27, 2017 1:33:44 PM

Does your business send or receive freight through the busy Port of Savannah? Using a partial container load could help you conserve time and money! Our firm assists customers across this region. We'll help you access state-of-the-art warehousing, distribution, transportation and port facilities conveniently.

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Topics: Full Service Logistics, Logistics Management

3PL Savannah- How to Find Your Logistics Partner

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 20, 2017 10:04:05 AM

Third Party Logistics is a concept of supply chain management and logistics in which a company makes use of third parties by outsourcing specific elements of fulfillment and distribution services. 3PL providers have a specialization in transportation, integrated operation, and warehousing services. These services are usually customized according to the specification of the customer and market conditions. As such, third-party logistics companies are a vital part of the supply chain and are beneficial to small and large businesses alike. 3PL companies have experienced growth as there is an increased need for business leanness and more focus on core processes of business.

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Topics: Full Service Logistics, Logistics Management

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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Topics: Full Service Logistics, Truck Freight

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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Topics: Full Service Logistics, Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Freight Forwarding Savannah | 10 Things All Transport Companies should Know

Posted by Port City Logistics on Aug 21, 2017 2:13:37 PM

Is it a coincidence that “Logistics” contains the word “Logic?”

Not if you think about it. After all, it’s logical to assume that if no supply chain existed to link ground, air and sea transport, just about everything produced on the planet would wind up sitting on the loading docks of the companies fabricating the goods. 

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Topics: Full Service Logistics, Logistics Management

Third Party Logistics Savannah | Signs That You Need to Switch Carriers

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 31, 2017 1:35:54 PM

Time to Change

Like letting go an employee who has been with your company for years, It’s hard to think about changing your freight carrier. You've put in years making the relationship work, and even if they aren't performing up to par anymore, you feel like you owe them something. Sometimes, however, you just have to change logistics companies. Below are a few signs that is it time to start looking for a new freight carrier, as well as what to look for in a quality shipping company.

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Topics: Full Service Logistics, Third Party Logistics (3PL)