“How in the World Did You Come Up with Those Rates?!”- Decoding the Warehouse Rate Development Process

If you’re planning on conducting a search for a warehouse provider, be warned: you may find yourself completely confused when the time comes to compare all the rate proposals you received. While not overly complicated, a proper warehouse rate development process and its outcome can seem complex at first glance. It starts simple, the base rates begin with the costs of the warehousing provider: the handling rates are based on the cost of labor and the storage rates are based on the cost of real...
Read more

How Well Do You Evaluate Your Freight Carriers?

When you have customers to satisfy and deadlines to meet, it’s easy to only focus on getting the next shipment moving. However, if you don’t take the time to analyze each shipment afterwards, you’re missing out on valuable data that will help you and your carriers improve. Without a process for evaluating your freight carriers, you are opening your company up to risk and large potential issues. A carrier pre-screening is only the first step, so at Continental Logistics we’ve developed an evolving carrier evaluation...
Read more

2018 Winter Fancy Food Show Discoveries

The buzz surrounding the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, CA a few weeks ago was overwhelmingly positive as Port Jersey takes a commanding step forward into 2018. Conversations with current customers, and future customers alike, confirmed the same theme: a continued positive view of growth as the economy continues its uptick and the need to explore innovative ways to add value to their customer base by offering diverse products. Regarding relationships with both customers and partners, most conversations touched on the common theme of...
Read more