Swamper: A New Logistics Terminology

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics

What are swampers? You may ask Google, but Google will not supply you with the right answer.

Swampers are a common terminology in the supply chain industry because it is a service often offered by the 3PL provider. They are to accelerate the loading and offloading processes which are critical to time management and material handling.

An offloading procedure performed by swampers is the step to carry goods off a container when they arrive at the destination. On the other hand, a loading procedure performed by swampers is the action to load goods into a container that are ready for their next destination. Swampers are customarily scheduled by contract and by demand. The service can be requested in a fixed timetable or a temporary service.  

Swampers are important to the operation to achieve maximum efficiency with quality. Each shipment varies in size, weight, and fragility which may delay the transporting process. To ensure the proper handling of special goods, experiences swamper service often is informed so henceforth the requires of their services.

18 Wheels Logistics offers loading and offloading with the most professional swampers along with the utmost care and handling for your goods and inventories. 

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.