What is Port Drayage?

Posted by Port City Logistics on May 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The term drayage is used to describe an important logistics service. This process moves shipping goods from the port a short distance via ground transportation to a warehouse or housing location; however, port drayage is a little more complicated than that, so what is port drayage?

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL)

LTL vs FTL Shipping

Posted by Port City Logistics on May 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to shipping freight, there are a wide range of options or services to get your goods from Point A to Point B. Naturally, many considerations must be made in making these decisions. One of these decisions is to decide between LTL (less-than-truckload) and FTL (full truckload) shipping methods. In this article, we’ll discuss LTL vs FTL shipping and how these two options can best benefit your business.

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Topics: Truck Freight

Why Shipping Speed Matters

Posted by Port City Logistics on May 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

As more consumers are turning to eCommerce, retailers are scrambling for customer attention, which creates the deep hunger as to why shipping speed matters. The shipping of orders has become the most critical component of the supply chain, creating the highest cost of expenses experienced by businesses; however, home delivery service is a necessary evil. Retailers must just efficiently deliver products and services to customers in order to retail them.

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Topics: Supply Chain Efficiency

Four Ways to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency

Posted by Port City Logistics on Apr 24, 2020 4:45:00 PM

Efficient supply chains save customers countless funds by improving delivery times, customer satisfaction, and factory processing times. As a result, less products and materials are wasted. These following four ways to improve supply chain efficiency will benefit your business and improve your business’s general economic health over time.

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Topics: Supply Chain Efficiency

What is Pick and Pack Warehousing and Fulfillment?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Apr 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In a warehouse, pick and pack refers to the process in which an order is fulfilled and shipped. From the moment your order is placed online, an employee goes and “picks” your order and “packers” will pack that order into a box for shipment. This type of fulfillment is a very popular method to get items out of the warehouse and to you quickly. In this article, we’ll explain pick and pack warehousing and fulfillment.

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What is OTR Transportation?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Apr 9, 2020 4:45:00 PM

Commercial enterprises sometimes encounter the abbreviation "OTR" transportation. This expression usually refers to the "over the road" movement of goods through the chain of commerce. In its broadest sense, it typically designates transportation using exclusively trucks or tractor trailer rigs. Over the road transport contrasts with intermodal transportation, in which a shipper conveys freight to its destination using a combination of modalities, e.g. both trucks and rail.

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Why Supply Chains Are Vital

Posted by Port City Logistics on Mar 30, 2020 4:45:00 PM

You’ve seen it firsthand in the grocery stores, the hospitals, and drugstores in the last few weeks. Items such as toilet paper, surgical masks, sanitizer, soap, and other hygiene items fly off the shelves before you can even find them. Now, it seems like supply chains have become vastly more important than the general public once saw. Supply chains know the best options to get the cheapest, best, and highest quantity of a product possible. In this article, Port City Logistics wants to highlight why supply chains are vital more than ever before.

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Topics: Supply Chain Efficiency

How a 3PL Benefits Your Business

Posted by Port City Logistics on Mar 25, 2020 4:45:00 PM

A 3PL (also known as third-party logistics) is a way to outsource various aspects of your business's supply management such as warehousing, inventory management, transportation, and order fulfillment. Partnering with a 3PL allows your company to focus on other parts of running the business, all while the 3PL handles the difficult parts of storing and moving your products. A 3PL provider can help your company manage fluctuations in demand, test new markets, and control inventory among other logistics services. In this article, we'll highlight how a 3PL benefits your business.

 

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL)

How Supply Chain Inefficiency Hurts Your Business

Posted by Port City Logistics on Mar 11, 2020 5:00:00 PM

In an eCommerce driven marketplace, the customer sets high expectations on every detail. Information drives our modern economy. Customers want to know when and how their shipments will arrive. If it’s early, the customer is happy. If it’s a moment late, the customer becomes frustrated. Even the smallest hiccups can cause a customer to opt for a competitor. In these moments, a business’s supply chain becomes vital. This article will inform you of why you must keep an efficient supply chain and how supply chain inefficiency hurts your business.

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Topics: Supply Chain Efficiency

How U.S. Customs Service Works

Posted by Port City Logistics on Feb 24, 2020 3:49:32 PM

Because of the numerous layers of regulations, most companies shipping orders to and from the United States prefer to hire licensed customs brokers. These firms offer assistance complying with extensive legal and regulatory requirements at Ports of Entry. They typically possess the resources required to process a high volume of freight quickly and efficiently. This article will explain how U.S. customs service works. 

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Topics: Single Source Logistics