Port logistics services a 3PL can perform

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics

Before your products get into the hands of consumers, it has to pass through many different stages of transportation and port services. We’ll be taking a look into different port services that most 3PLS offer for the distribution and handling of products.

  • Drayage: Once your item reaches a port, it will need to be moved to a warehouse for either transloading, deconsolidation or storage. A 3PL drayage truck will obtain your container from the port and transport it to the next location and subsequently return the empty container to the port.
  • Transloading: Transloading can minimize your delivery cycle time by reducing the time spent sitting inside a warehouse. It would be quickly examined and processed, then loaded into a container for shipping to a nearby destination for your customer.
  • Deconsolidation: Similar to transloading, deconsolidation additionally means that your 3PL will separate your goods based on orders or SKU, then will load them into multiple trucks for simultaneous distribution.

If you’re a company that wants to integrate your port services, then 18 Wheels Logistics is the right partner for you. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, we can help you simplify your supply chain and reduce unnecessary costs by providing integrated services through logistics, trucking, co-packing, and much more. This in turn, will make your increase efficiency and customer satisfaction. 

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.