Many industries are paying attention to the prospect of climate change and especially the release of carbon into the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels. Logistics is no exception. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) had mandated a decrease in the amount of sulphur in marine fuel oil from 3.5% to .5% by 2020.
Drayage means containerized cargo trucking within the international shipping environment - sometimes referred to as "port drayage.” When containerized cargo flows through the intermodal shipping environment, it probably proceeds through more than one mode of transportation. For example, goods may go by ocean from one port to another, transferred to another port to a rail yard or airport and continue transport, or it may simply be trucked to the destination point. When logistics companies offer these services, they refer to short-distance only movement by truck between modes of longer distance transport.
Topics: Port of Savannah Drayage
Third Party Logistics, or 3PL, is a service that is experiencing incredible growth. According to a study by Armstrong and Associates, approximately 400 of the Fortune 500 companies use 3PL, and nearly all of the Fortune 100 companies use a 3PL company in some capacity to meet their logistics needs. So what is 3PL? Is it something your company should consider using? Let's take a look at what 3PL is and why it is a service your company might need.
The logistics industry can be a great place to make your next career move after military service! There are a lot of empty drivers’ seats in the trucking industry, and freight transportation companies are offering incentives to new drivers.
The trucking industry continues to play a major role in fulfilling an organization's need for transporting their products. At some point after your freight arrives to the port of Savannah, the goods will spend time in transit via a truck. The shippers want to get their goods to the warehouse, distribution center or to the retail outlet as soon as possible. They need access to a network of truck companies that can provide same day service in many cases. That is where our service as a freight broker for OTR trucking (Over the road) comes in.
Guess what I am…
- I’m 1,194 feet long. That’s as long as four football fields or almost ¼ mile.
- I’m 166 feet across. A 15-story building is about that tall.
- I’m almost 100 feet deep.
- I can carry a LOT of weight including cargo, fuel, fresh water, ballast water, provisions, passengers, and crew. In fact, I’m rated to haul almost 140,000 tons.
Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping
Figuring out whether outsourcing shipping to a single source logistics company is not always an easy task, nor is choosing the perfect partner. There are many factors to consider, from the costs of distribution and shipping to the time spent on repair and maintenance. To find if an outside 3PL (Third Party Logistics) provider may benefit your organization it helps to ask a few pertinent questions.
When Hurricane Florence happened, other ports closed down and forced traffic to the Port of Savannah, which means Port City Logistics is busier than ever. If the trends reported in the latest news are any indication, we’re about to get even busier!
What international port in the southeastern United States has the fastest growth rate during 2017?
No, not Mobile.
In fact, it’s the Port of Savannah exceeds other terminals is tops in recent expansion as a commercial shipping hub. During 2017 alone, Savannah processed a staggering 35 million tons of freight. We are glad to call it our home base and don’t mind sharing it’s advantages with the world.
Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping