With port disruptions, changes in fuel price, and high volume on trade lanes, the freight forwarding industry is highly unpredictable. To offset the uncontrollable challenges that freight forwarders face, a managed port services solution is vital in order to maintain a quick and efficient supply chain once your goods hit the port.
Whether you struggle with sudden changes in demand, forecasting, or managing delays, it is a challenging feat to ensure that your product arrives at its end destination on time. Add to that the uncontrollable industry challenges, and it is easy to understand how important port services are to a supply chain. GEODIS's drayage port services can help you gain control over your inbound shipments with port-to-door container delivery and enhanced visibility technology that allows you to proactively monitor international dray shipments. Imagine handling all of your drayage from the ports and airports through one provider, driving efficient handling of containers and resulting in lowered detention, demurrage, and delay. Our transload and DC bypass solutions provide consolidation to DCs in a single container, direct-to-store delivery, even temporary store in an FTZ facility. Not only will we increase the control of your goods, but these port services provide extreme flexibility by allowing you to make changes quickly and maintain high velocity in your supply chain. GEODIS's transload facilities can also perform various value-added services such as labeling, sorting, kitting, and quality control.
Are you excited with all of the demurrage charges and delays in shipments that you are able to avoid? Do you currently have the ability to make inventory allocation changes while goods are in transit to the port or airport? What about having visibility into your inventory to intercept problems before they occur? GEODIS's port services provide a solution to many of these common weaknesses in a supply chain. With fully optimized transload facilities, full EDI capability, and a complete network of outbound service providers for parcel, FTL, and LTL, you can capture more savings opportunities that you didn't even know were possible. Couple our port services with other GEODIS solutions such as FTZ, warehousing, or customs brokerage, and you can truly optimize your supply chain.