Savannah and the Shipping Industry

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 9, 2020 4:31:01 PM

The City of Savannah and the logistics industry have a relationship 287 years in the making. Dating all the way back to 1744, James Oglethorpe helped construct the first dock for ocean-going ships for the city. Quickly, the benefits began to pour into our city. Within only 30 years, warehouses lined the Savannah River and changed our city into what we know today.

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Topics: Port of Savannah

Using Real-Time Technology for Supply Chains

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 8, 2020 1:01:21 PM

 

In the fast-paced world of supply chain management, timing truly is everything. With same-day and two-day shipping quickly becoming the expectation for retailers, the importance of real-time information and shipping visibility rises every day. As a business owner, it’s incredibly important to know when, where, and how your products and materials will get to their destinations. Without this information, your supply management becomes much more difficult. The new global market spans oceans and continents at speeds never before seen. From smart sensors, to the cloud, to artificial intelligence, technological advances can seem confusing and endless.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL), Supply Chain Efficiency

How to Ship Perishable Foods

Posted by Port City Logistics on Dec 19, 2019 1:26:02 PM

 

With the recent rise of meal subscription boxes, shipping food has evolved over the last few years. Though shipping food may seem like a seamless task, the process can be difficult and error prone if not properly researched or led by an expert. As the holiday season continues, the logistics industry expects a rise in food shipping. On a small scale, you may send cookies from a local bakery, grandma’s famous cake to your kids, or even seafood bought from your trip in the Florida Keys. On a much larger scale, you may run a bakery or restaurant that is in high demand. Whatever the reason, you want to guarantee freshness to whoever may be receiving your shipment. To make sure your family gets their food the right way, follow these tips to guarantee fresh food.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL)

What is Peak Shipping Season?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Dec 5, 2019 4:07:39 PM

 

In logistics, peak shipping season refers to the heightened shipping activity caused by the “back-to-school effect” on retail shopping. During the months of August until late November, countless students get ready to return to school.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL), Supply Chain Efficiency, Warehousing

The Difference Between 3PL and 4PL

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 26, 2019 3:04:11 PM

In the world of logistics, a large number of terms, abbreviations, and slang can confuse any outsider. To those unfamiliar, 3PL (third-party logistics) companies like Port City Logistics and 4PL (fourth-party logistics) companies like Deloitte operate similarly, yet have a few small differences that force them into different categories. 

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL), Supply Chain Efficiency, Warehousing

The Reason for Delayed Shipping

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 18, 2019 5:00:00 PM

Whether you run a business or you're at home, a late shipment of an expected product or item can be frustrating. For businesses, it could delay the launch of a series of products. For homeowners, they may rely on that item or set of clothes for the next day. Despite the frustration, shipments delays can be excused on some occasions. The following are a few reasons why delays may happen:

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Topics: Single Source Logistics, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Efficiency, Warehousing, Ocean Freight Shipping

A Look At The United States Top Imports and Exports

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 8, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Over the last year, The United States has imported trillions of dollars worth of goods from around the world. As analysts research the nation's top imports and exports, there are multiple things that appear on both lists. Here is a closer look at The United States' top imports and exports.

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Topics: Single Source Logistics, Supply Chain Efficiency

Understanding the Importance of Drayage

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 30, 2019 11:42:51 AM

Unless you work in the logistics or shipping industry, I’m willing to bet the term drayage has never entered your vernacular, even as instances of it play out every day on America’s roads and freeways, rail yards and ports, to the tune of sixty million movements a year. 

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Topics: Single Source Logistics, Truck Freight, Port of Savannah Drayage

What’s Reverse Logistics and Why is it Important?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 16, 2019 10:42:10 AM

As consumer buying habits have continued to evolve, the logistics industry has also had to adapt and improve. The ability to easily return unwanted items and receive a refund is one of the key factors fueling consumer sales and customer loyalty.

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Topics: Single Source Logistics

Steps To Tackle Supply Chain Sustainability

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 4, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Sustainability is a word that has gone from a misunderstood buzzword to an essential business practice. Modern consumers want to frequent businesses that are good stewards of the resources required to bring their products to market. 

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Topics: Single Source Logistics, Logistics Management