What You Need To Know About Short Distance Shipping

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 5, 2019 10:45:00 AM

shippingcont.What Is Drayage?

If you're reading this article, you may be wondering what drayage is, and the answer is quite simple. Drayage is the transport of goods over a short distance, such as from a port to the headquarters of a trucking company in the same city, a train station, or an airport. 

What Makes It Different Than Regular Shipping?

There are some special considerations with drayage, due to the short distances involved. Primarily, it's important that the goods are packed in a well-organized manner that they can easily be loaded and unloaded in a short period of time. Here are a few things that you should know about how short distance shipping differs from conventional shipping:

How Items Are Stored And Transported

In most cases, short distance shipping is done by truck. If the items being shipped arrived by boat, they are typically kept in the shipping containers that they arrived in, and this can make it easier to transfer items to trucks for longer distance shipping. 

However, it's different if items arrive by air as they are stored in different containers. Here are a few important things to know about how items are stored and transported for short distance shipping:

Shipping containers are typically strapped to a flatbed truck for transport. In some cases, items that are shipped by air can be transported short distances in the original container, but this is not always the case.

If a small amount of items is being shipped a short distance, the protocol is typically somewhat different, and the goods are usually shipped in small containers, boxes, or crates as opposed to shipping containers.

What Are Some Advantages Of Choosing A Short Distance Shipping Service?

While companies that specialize in short distance shipping have a team of professionals to ensure that your goods are properly stored and transported, many shipping companies are not properly informed about short distance shipping, and this can result in goods being improperly packed for short distance transport. Here are some other advantages of choosing a company that specializes in short distance shipping:

If you choose a short distance shipping service, you can be sure that your shipping company will know how to properly organize your goods to unload them into the proper containers for long distance transport.

Choosing a company that specializes in short distance shipping can allow you to save money on this part of the transportation of goods.

Drivers who work for short distance shipping companies are especially experienced when it comes to driving the tractor trailer in an urban environment.

You Should Choose Us For Short Distance Shipping, Here's Why:

Port City Logistics is experienced in the industry, and our clients have given us numerous positive reviews. Furthermore, we are conveniently located in Savannah, and this allows us to offer convenient shipping from the port to other modes of transportation that can ship goods throughout the country. 

Our professionals are exceptionally well trained, and we offer state of the art security. In fact, our storage facility is monitored 24/7 with high-tech surveillance, and this will help to prevent losses due to theft. Furthermore, we offer more than two million square feet of storage space for goods, and this storage space is located near I-95 and I-16. Contact us today!

Topics: Port of Savannah Drayage