Strategies to Improve Port Container Management That Really Work

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 11, 2022 10:20:14 AM

Recently, to de-clog ports around the country and get shipping containers emptied and their content distributed, major ports began implementing fees for containers that linger past approved dwell times. The subsequent results of better port container management have been better than anticipated as the number of containers sitting at docks to be collected has dropped by over 60% in that time. However, the flip side to this positive is a largely unexpected downside, as highlighted by Bloomberg: “There are more than 115,000 empty containers in the Los Angeles port waiting to return to their point of origin, and that’s on top of another over 10,000 containers … across the Southwest United States.” The multi-faceted mechanics behind adaptable port container management requires a reworking of standard strategies to find something that really works for the modern supply chain and current market volatility.

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Topics: Port of Savannah

Port of Savannah Clears Backlog with Addition of 400,000 TEU Capacity

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 4, 2022 9:59:32 AM

The Port of Savannah is the third busiest ocean container terminal in the United States. Situated far from the turmoil of the San Pedro Bay Complex, home to the fiasco at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the ocean terminal in Savannah is an ideal option for beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) and shippers trying to avoid subsequent backlogs. However, the Port of Savannah is still subject to the law of supply and demand. Thus, the Georgia container terminal is still enduring several backlogs. 

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Topics: Port of Savannah

How Efficient Is the Port of Savannah Compared to LA

Posted by Port City Logistics on Dec 7, 2021 9:14:50 AM

Above-average activity across the nation’s ports is expected to remain at or near current levels for the foreseeable future. Despite investments in both management styles and drayage service near ports, the best way to manage imports is to look at the realities between the nation’s major ports. For instance, understanding the difference between the Port of Savannah drayage service and that of South California comes down to understanding what sets the GPA apart and how it will help shippers move freight more efficiently. Meanwhile, another factor to consider is that the backlog is not only a result of the pandemic. And it’s important to understand how and why port differences must be under the radar of every shipper and when one port is better-suited than another. 

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Topics: Port of Savannah

Why You Need Port Drayage Services

Posted by Port City Logistics on Aug 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Though you may not be familiar with the term “drayage”, it plays a significant role in the movement of goods. While it does not command a lot of attention, this component of the global shipping chain proves vitally important. Without superbly coordinated drayage services, many people would wait much longer for the arrival of packages. In this article, we’ll explain why you need port drayage services for your business.

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Topics: Port of Savannah

Savannah and the Shipping Industry

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 9, 2020 4:31:01 PM

The City of Savannah and the logistics industry have a relationship 287 years in the making. Dating all the way back to 1744, James Oglethorpe helped construct the first dock for ocean-going ships for the city. Quickly, the benefits began to pour into our city. Within only 30 years, warehouses lined the Savannah River and changed our city into what we know today.

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Topics: Port of Savannah

Types of Cargo Ships

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jun 27, 2019 11:54:32 AM

Thousands of cargo comes and goes from the port of Savannah, Georgia, every year. Whether you live or work in the area, or are just simply passing by, you may see any one of a plethora of different cargo ships currently in use by logistics companies from around the world. From Ro/Ro vessels to chemical carriers, there is a specialized cargo ship for every kind of cargo. 

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Topics: Port of Savannah

Port of Savannah and Industry: Grow with us!

Posted by Port City Logistics on Apr 4, 2019 12:58:39 PM

Savannah, Georgia is an area that has experienced outstanding economic growth in recent times. Part of the reason for this is that our port is doing so well. In 2018, for example, the Georgia Ports Authority saw quite a few records fall.

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Topics: Port of Savannah

It's a Wonderful Port

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 4, 2019 11:49:38 AM

It’s a Wonderful Life- for Port City Logistics here at the Port of Savannah

Imagine life in Savannah without the Port and the businesses that support it. You certainly wouldn’t see news like this, reported in a recent editorial in Savannah Now.

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Topics: Port of Savannah

The Economic Impact of the Port of Savannah

Posted by Port City Logistics on Dec 12, 2018 3:02:20 PM

Those container ships you see coming up the Savannah river look gigantic, but wait until you see the size of the New-Panamax ships that will steam upriver after the harbor expansion project is complete. If you counted the number of shipping containers on the current Panamax vessels, it's no more that 5,000. New Panamaxers carry up to 13,000. A fully loaded ship of that size needs a deeper channel.

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Topics: Ocean Freight Shipping, Port of Savannah

Do your research when choosing a single source logistics company

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 3, 2018 1:56:23 PM

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.

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Topics: Single Source Logistics, Third Party Logistics (3PL), Port of Savannah