How Does Ocean Freight Work?

Posted by Port City Logistics on May 15, 2019 2:32:03 PM

The journey of freight contents from manufacture to marketplace is an interesting and complex process. Typically, with more than a few exceptions, what follows is a general idea of what happens to ocean freight on its journey.

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Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping

What is a Freight Forwarder?

Posted by Port City Logistics on May 2, 2019 2:05:20 PM

Sometimes the jargon in the world of logistics can be confusing. “What is a freight forwarder?” is one question we get from time to time, so here’s a brief description. A freight forwarder helps shippers with all the arrangements concerning shipping and storage for transporting materials or finished products to market. Freight forwarders usually offer many different services including tracking, arranging for cargo space, negotiating prices, handling insurance claims, preparing documents required for shipping and export, securing cargo and buying insurance.

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Topics: Truck Freight, Ocean Freight Shipping

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

Let's Play an Ocean Freight Game... What Am I?

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

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.
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Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping

From Savannah to... the rest of the world!

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 26, 2018 12:48:54 PM
" It’s just an honor for us to be able to farm,” says Gary Bell, Owner of Bell Farms. “I think it’s a noble profession to be able to grow food and fiber to feed the whole world.” Producers of a variety of farm products, Bell Farms sends up to 60% of its cotton crop to China, India, Vietnam, and Turkey, and almost half its pecans to foreign markets.
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Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping

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: Single Source Logistics, Ocean Freight Shipping

Cargo Ship Port of Savannah | Types of Cargo Ships

Posted by Port City Logistics on Dec 4, 2017 11:47:43 AM

Even here at the cargo ship Port of Savannah, few people understand just how dependent our modern society is on the seaborne movement of goods. The chances are better than fair that you are looking at this article on a device that was manufactured in another country, which in turn required a supply of raw materials brought in from some other country. The factory in which the device was built was powered by energy resources ultimately dependent on imports from yet another country. At any given moment, the sea is alive with countless ships moving cargo all over the planet.

There are many different types of cargo ships at sea, and they each perform different functions much as there are different types of cars of the road, depending on what the owner’s needs are. When it comes to the different types of cargo ship Port of Savannah officials see, there is really no one type that dominates. The Port of Savannah accommodates all manners of shipping.

 

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Topics: Logistics Technologies, Ocean Freight Shipping