What is Peak Shipping Season?

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

Common Safe Shipping Practices That Your Company Should Be Using

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 26, 2019 10:25:58 AM

Shipping involves sending out products to customers. However, many manufacturing companies are aware that the shipping process can become complicated. That's why it is important that every manufacturing company develop a set of safe shipping practices. Here is a look at some safe shipping practices to help your company overhaul its shipping process.

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Topics: Supply Chain Efficiency

Do You Know These Widely Used Logistics Terms?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 18, 2019 11:00:56 AM

During recent years, the topic of logistics has expanded in scope. Many new technologies now contribute to this exciting field. Yet as the world's logistical infrastructure increases in complexity, shippers also encounter a variety of confusing new terms and acronyms. How many of these special logistics vocabulary words do you recognize?

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Topics: Single Source Logistics

A Guide To Help Prevent Freight and Cargo Damage

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 6, 2019 10:42:52 AM

Every day, large amounts of goods are transported around the World. With so many chemicals, oils, cars, and other important goods being transported, companies want these goods to be protected. Freight and cargo damage occurs periodically, due to multiple factors. While it is unlikely that you will be able to stop every mistake along the supply chain, there are some things that you can do to prevent the goods from being damaged.

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Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping