Port backlogs are becoming more problematic and widespread. While much of the media coverage focuses on the U.S. West Coast, according to The Wall Street Journal, the backlog has affected the Port of Savannah too. “Between 20 and 26 vessels have been idling at a time in the Atlantic Ocean in recent weeks, including 24 that were waiting for berth space at Savannah,” The WSJ reported in September 2021. The solution to the backlog is to increase throughput and get empty containers back to Asia faster. And improvements in the chassis pool, such as requiring more dual transactions, could help overcome the backlogs.
As Georgia’s deep-water ports grow, so do their employment opportunities, making the need for locally trained and educated workers even more critical.
Port City Logistics is saving money every year by switching to energy efficient LED lighting!
Port City Logistics owns and manages nearly 2 million square feet of warehouse facilities in the heart of the Savannah port system. One of their facilities used to store food products had been converted from area bulk storage to aisle racking. They discovered that the lighting in their 180,000-square foot building was in need of an upgrade. The challenge was to adequately and economically light 23 aisles with food products stacked to the ceiling. There were too few lights with many of the existing lights either totally blocked or poorly spaced.
We were thrilled to have a visit from a group of students from Georgia College today! They enjoyed a tour of Port City Logistics' facilities while on a field trip to Savannah. Would you like a firsthand look at the fascinating operations of a logistics company? Contact PCL today and book your tour!