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What is Freight Brokerage

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 14, 2020 8:00:00 AM

A freight broker is a company or individual that assists shippers by finding qualified carriers to ship their load. Freight brokers control a significant amount of carrier services. Freight brokerage will let you pay attention to other components of your business, which will provide you with a competitive edge to maximize production. In this article, we'll answer what is freight brokerage and help you understand why you need it for your business. 

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

What is Reverse Logistics?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jun 29, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Reverse logistics is an industry term that refers to the flow of goods or materials from a delivery point back through the supply chain to its original location. Though this may seem like a simple process, this reverse flow can be extremely troublesome for a mismanaged supply chain. The typical purpose is to capture value (i.e refurbish damages, remanufacturing, redistribution) and proper disposal. In this article, we’ll explain what is reverse logistics and how it is implemented for eCommerce businesses.

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

What Is a Customs Bonded Warehouse?

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

A customs bonded warehouse, or bonded warehouse, is a secure storage facility that is free from import duties. When a business stores imported goods in a bonded warehouse, those items can be stored duty free for up to five years in the United States. The business and the owner of the warehouse consequently enter a contract of liability with the customs agency to either export the goods duty free or pay import taxes when the goods are withdrawn for domestic use. This contract, or obligation, of liability is called a customs bond. What is a customs bonded warehouse and why should my business use one?

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Advantages of OTR Transportation

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jun 12, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Over the road (OTR) transport is a popular medium of transport used to ship goods or materials quickly and efficiently. As fast shipping has become expected by more consumers, OTR transport helps get these items to their proper location. Goods are packed safely in containers and shipped to various locations throughout a landlocked area. In this article, we’ll discuss the advantages of OTR transportation.

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Topics: Single Source Logistics

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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