5 Reasons to Outsource Freight Procurement to a Brokerage

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 27, 2021 1:44:30 PM

Freight procurement has been the most volatile aspect of the supply chain in recent years. And that’s due in no small part to the massive disruptions that have plagued the industry. Meanwhile, the threat of increased risks continues to drive more shippers to leverage brokerage partnership opportunities. 

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Topics: Freight Procurement

Shipment Visibility From Container, to Drayage, to Inland Freight Is Critical to Proactive Management

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 23, 2021 11:38:54 AM

When it comes to shipment visibility within the supply chain network, drayage and freight management go hand in hand to provide proactive and productive management options. From shipping to a warehouse within inland transportation through drayage shipping, many working pieces have to come together and work in unison. Real-time technology and management are critical to continued success and growth. Good visibility and supply chain transparency make it all possible.

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Topics: shipment visibility

Why Optimized Drayage Services Happens With Confident Execution, Experience, Relationships & Tech

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 20, 2021 9:42:25 AM

For the supply chain industry, drayage services bridge a gap needed for the transportation of goods. Drayage truck and other forms of intermodal shipping require more knowledge of the supply chain and its day-to-day operations. Drayage depends on concise, timely communication to be successful, in addition to the right technology to accommodate changes for functions that need more flexibility. The proper use of drayage services provides potentially profitable changes to any business. 

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Topics: drayage services

Drayage Truck Visibility: Bringing Light to Processes to Improve Collaboration & Operations

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 15, 2021 8:52:28 AM

The term drayage, frequently used in shipping and transportation, refers to niche shipping services where cargo containers are moved off ships or railcars and are broken down into smaller packages and carried the final miles of delivery. Of all the aspects involved in supply chain transportation, drayage truck visibility remains one of the most critical yet most overlooked. It is essential during normal market operations as well as times of peak shipping volumes. At the heart of efficient shipping services lies drayage transportation services. 

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Topics: drayage truck

Signs Your Existing Truck Brokerage Is Falling Short on Expectations

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 13, 2021 10:45:27 AM

It seems illogical for most transportation service providers and shipping companies to remain hands-on at all times with every single load. But that is all too often the reality that shippers face. This is especially true during peak seasons or when they need to realign resources in the supply chain. Truck brokerage services frequently fill in this gap and satisfy this need, and since their whole business is transportation, they are more likely to be mindful of freight, more so than shippers or carriers would be on their own accord. 

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Topics: truck brokerage

5 Benefits of Using a Freight Broker with Assets, Warehousing & Port Drayage Services

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 8, 2021 11:48:19 AM

Surviving these unprecedented times of e-commerce growth and volatile freight markets takes a team effort. One of the most vital members of the supply chain network is a freight broker. One of the most impactful benefits of using a freight broker is the relationship itself. When a shipper or carrier works with a dedicated freight broker, the association formed can mean the difference between growth and stagnation, according to DC Velocity. While there are a host of perks shippers and carriers can enjoy, the main benefits of using a freight broker can be summarized as follows:

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Topics: benefits of using a freight broker

Looking Back at 2020, Looking Forward to 2021

Posted by Port City Logistics on Mar 5, 2021 11:32:36 AM

2020 was an incredibly challenging year for everyone. Massive disruptions in global supply chains, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, left no person or community unaffected.

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How to Ship Freight Internationally

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

International freight shipping is the movement of cargo across international borders. International shipping has distinct rules and regulations meant to guarantee the safety of exports and imports across the world. The two typical modes are air transport and ocean transport.  Each of these methods has its own advantages and disadvantages. It is up to the freight owner to weigh various options and make an informed decision.

Although many people see freight shipping as a complex process, it often depends on your preparedness and the people you are working with. In this article, we'll explain the basics on how to ship freight internationally. 

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Topics: Logistics Management, The Costs of Shipping, Truck Freight, Ocean Freight Shipping

What is Intermodal Shipping?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 6, 2021 4:30:00 PM

Intermodal shipping is the movement of freight using two or more modes of transportation. Using intermodal containers to transport goods allows a seamless shipment between trains, trucks, and cargo ships.

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Topics: Logistics Management, The Costs of Shipping, Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Overcome Supply Chain Hurdles

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 5, 2021 3:30:00 PM

Supply chain managers face unique challenges daily as they try to retain efficiency and effective operating methods amid the pandemic. Fortunately, there are different ways to deal with supply chain challenges. In this article, we’ll highlight a few ways you can overcome common supply chain hurdles. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Efficiency