How to Ship Freight Internationally

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

International freight shipping is the movement of cargo across international borders. International shipping has distinct rules and regulations meant to guarantee the safety of exports and imports across the world. The two typical modes are air transport and ocean transport.  Each of these methods has its own advantages and disadvantages. It is up to the freight owner to weigh various options and make an informed decision.

Although many people see freight shipping as a complex process, it often depends on your preparedness and the people you are working with. In this article, we'll explain the basics on how to ship freight internationally. 

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Topics: Logistics Management, The Costs of Shipping, Truck Freight, Ocean Freight Shipping

What is Intermodal Shipping?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 6, 2021 4:30:00 PM

Intermodal shipping is the movement of freight using two or more modes of transportation. Using intermodal containers to transport goods allows a seamless shipment between trains, trucks, and cargo ships.

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Topics: Logistics Management, The Costs of Shipping, Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Why Logistics Management is Important

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

Logistics management is a huge business necessity in today’s business world. Logistics is essential for every type of business, no matter the size. It helps businesses to manage their shipping operations as well as the delivery of products. Most of the enviable companies across the globe have well-established structures to handle their logistics. Failure to control and manage the movement of goods along the supply chain is detrimental to the success of a business. In this article, we'll explain why logistics management is important. 

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Topics: The Costs of Shipping, Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Shipping Cost: Marine Cargo Insurance

Posted by Port City Logistics on Apr 26, 2019 3:20:31 PM

Almost all companies who pay to ship goods obtain cargo insurance to help protect their freight against unexpected accidents and damage. Marine cargo insurance covers items transported over the ocean by ship or aircraft. Let's look at some of the most important advantages provided by marine cargo insurance.

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Topics: The Costs of Shipping

Logistics Trends... On to 2019!

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 21, 2019 11:26:00 AM

Like your industry, the logistics world saw some big changes in 2018, with more on the horizon for 2019. By way of review, here are a few of the things we're keeping an eye on:

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Topics: Single Source Logistics, The Costs of Shipping

The Threat of Cargo Theft

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 2, 2019 1:05:26 PM
It used to be that most cargo theft targets were always high-priced items. By today’s standards, such items would equate to electronic goods, such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. While these items are still highly targeted goods, it is also important to understand that other goods have become bigger targets since the economic recession of 2008. Now, cargo criminals will target any items they can sell for a decent profit margin. This includes energy drinks, frozen seafood or meat, pharmaceuticals, home and garden items, construction materials, auto parts, clothing and shoes, metals, personal care products and tobacco.
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Topics: The Costs of Shipping, Supply Chain Efficiency

LTL Shipping Savannah: A Cost Saving Measure

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jun 25, 2018 1:19:48 PM

 

 Less than truckload shipping, or LTL, fits an important niche in the shipping industry. When a company needs to ship freight that is more than a parcel carrier can accommodate yet not large enough for a dedicated full truck, LTL can be a great solution. 

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Topics: The Costs of Shipping, Truck Freight

Emerging Technology | Port City Logistics Is Saving Time and Money with the Latest Tech

Posted by Port City Logistics on May 31, 2018 2:15:57 PM

The evolution of technology has been pushing boundaries and changing protocols in every aspect of our personal and professional lives. The logistics industry is no exception. The transaction cycle is becoming more streamlined by integrating with various technologies to improve accuracy and efficiency — from point A to point B.

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Topics: Logistics Technologies, The Costs of Shipping

Port of Savannah Shipping: What’s Affecting Your Shipping Costs?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 6, 2017 3:55:17 PM

Moving freight from point A to point B, from Port of Savannah shipping to Jacksonville for example, seems like a no-brainer. All you have to do is pack and load it up, and then send it on its way, right? Wrong.

Several factors come into play when determining the shipping cost of your freight. Among them are the type of transportation and freight class you are using. Your freight's ultimate destination and delivery time also impact the cost. And don't forget to add in fuel, mileage, and charges for any other equipment or services you might require.

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Topics: The Costs of Shipping

Logistics Savannah | E-commerce and Shipping Costs

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 26, 2017 4:39:31 PM

The supply chain model of the 1970s mainly involved local suppliers and physical retail stores, where goods went straight from the suppliers to the retail stores. In the 1980s, retail distribution centers popped up. Suppliers shipped goods to the centers which functioned much like airline hubs, and retailers then distributed goods to individual stores in the region. Imported goods were added to the mix in the 1990s, which created the need for retail import centers.

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Topics: The Costs of Shipping, Supply Chain Efficiency