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Salson Can Help You Meet Red Sea Shipping Challenges Head On

SalSon Logistics | February 8, 2024 3:33:21 PM EST

Recent attacks by Yemen-based Houthi militia on commercial ships transiting the Red Sea, along with continued conflict in the Middle East, have triggered significant disruptions in global shipping routes and costs. As more US-bound imports are redirected to the West Coast, supply chain analysts...

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Topics: port logistics, drayage services

A Slow Market is a Perfect Time to find a 3PL Transportation Services Partner

SalSon Logistics | December 8, 2023 9:30:00 AM EST

The US supply chain is experiencing a rare phenomenon: an abundance of trucking and drayage capacity. With fewer loads than trucks available, shippers might be tempted to simply play the spot market, seeking the lowest price for each individual shipment.

While this strategy might seem financially...

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Topics: SalSon Logistics capabilities, drayage services, Dedicated fleet

New 20/40 Combo Chassis Delivered to SalSon Charleston Terminal

SalSon Logistics | July 19, 2017 10:20:26 AM EDT

Last week, SalSon Logistics' Charleston, SC terminal received 50 brand new 20/40 combo chassis to support the growth of its drayage business there. Container volume is up across the Southeast. At the Port of Charleston, since 2009, container volume has increased 70%. These brand new SalSon chassis...

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Topics: drayage services

SalSon Orchestrates Mass Container Pickup at APM Terminal

SalSon Logistics | June 30, 2017 12:45:15 PM EDT

Today at 4:30 am, 100 SalSon trucks were lined up outside a special gate at APM Terminal in Port Elizabeth, NJ to retrieve containers slowed by the recent cyberattack that impacted many of APM's global terminals. The special gate was open to all dray operators providing Customs Examination Station...

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Topics: drayage services

USA Today Article Exposes Poor Treatment of Port Drivers

Anthony Berritto | June 26, 2017 12:01:37 PM EDT

Few shippers who import goods have not read this USA article on the alleged mistreatment of port drivers who move containers to and from seaports. If you haven’t, it’s a must read.

The article alleges chronic bad practices by carriers at Southern California ports, ranging from overwork to one-sided...

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Topics: drayage services

Big Ship Access: Are Your Draymen Ready?

Anthony Berritto | June 2, 2017 10:06:51 AM EDT

I know a restaurant owner in New York City who expanded his seating capacity by 50%. Before he did it, he hired more wait staff.

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Topics: drayage services

New SalSon Chassis Have Arrived!

SalSon Logistics | May 16, 2017 8:31:15 AM EDT

SalSon just took delivery of 100 new chassis, which will be deployed to support our port operations in Newark, Norfolk, Charleston, Savannah and Houston. 

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Topics: port logistics, drayage services