Questions & Answers About International Freight

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 31, 2019 10:16:50 AM

International freight shipping and storage is a major industry that continues to grow exponentially each year. The logistics behind moving freight is complex and heavily dependent on many contingent factors. There are some basic factors that go into each potential freight move. Port City Logistics has put together a compilation of frequently asked questions served to briefly explain the fundamentals of international freight movement.

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Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping

4 Signs It’s Time to Change Your Logistics Company

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 24, 2019 2:07:10 PM

In today's world, millions and millions of business owners have realized that working with the right logistics company is imperative. This is the case for multiple reasons, including the fact that hiring the right team can optimize your bottom line while also enhancing productivity. Yet in many cases, corporate leaders and business owners find that they are unhappy with their current service provider. When this is the case, it's time to do an evaluation and determine whether continuing to work with the logistics company in question is still a prudent decision. Below you'll find four signs that you should look out for when you're trying to determine whether to change your logistics company:

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Topics: Single Source Logistics, Logistics Management, Third Party Logistics (3PL)

The Cargo Journey

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 17, 2019 9:45:16 AM

Do you need to manage large shipments from around the world? We're a warehousing broker, distribution and port drayage provider in Savannah, GA. We offer a two-million square foot warehouse which is located conveniently near I-95 and I-16. Our warehouse is designed to move your large freight shipments to different places around the world.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL)

What You Need To Know About Short Distance Shipping

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 5, 2019 10:45:00 AM

What Is Drayage?

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Topics: Port of Savannah Drayage

Types of Cargo Ships

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jun 27, 2019 11:54:32 AM

Thousands of cargo comes and goes from the port of Savannah, Georgia, every year. Whether you live or work in the area, or are just simply passing by, you may see any one of a plethora of different cargo ships currently in use by logistics companies from around the world. From Ro/Ro vessels to chemical carriers, there is a specialized cargo ship for every kind of cargo. 

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Topics: Port of Savannah

Disruptive Technologies in Logistics

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jun 20, 2019 1:14:20 PM

Disruptive technologies in logistics is coming. From drone deliveries to robotic trucks, the logistics world as we know it is changing. This means new efficiencies for our customers, safer roads and a reduced impact on the environment. Imagine a trucker working on her laptop or resting while the all-electric vehicle navigates itself down long stretches of highway. Or a staff of remote drivers who help up trucks navigate heavy traffic or bad weather— from a cubicle in an office building. Eventually, even the human element will be past tense, and loads will get from A to B with only a little assistance from us.

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Topics: Logistics Technologies

Make Your Shipping More Efficient

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jun 7, 2019 9:38:00 AM

3PL stands for third-party logistics. It’s also known as a TPL, and its purpose is to help businesses manage their supply chain. You can use a 3PL to help increase customer service, improve your supply chain and control costs.

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Topics: Supply Chain Efficiency

A Shipping Container for Everything

Posted by Port City Logistics on May 31, 2019 9:06:20 AM

Modern steel shipping containers can be modified or engineered to fit almost any shipping requirement, and still fit in that tidy stack on the deck of a container ship.These containers are tough enough to carry and protect heavy loads, resisting harsh environments such as weather, high and low exterior temperatures and the stress of switching between shipping modes. Their genius lies in their flexibility as well as their reliability. Whether stacked on the deck of a giant container ship, attached to a truck chassis, or loaded on a rail car, shipping containers are the workhorses of logistics around the world.

Their widespread use has led to increased availability across the world and a proliferation of specialized designs. Some shippers find that the standard 40 foot containers are too large, too small or the wrong shape to transport their cargo. To meet those demands, many different types of shipping containers have come into play as specialized needs arise.

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Topics: Logistics Technologies

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