Port Jersey Logistics, a public warehousing and distribution company, is launching a less-than-truckload (LTL) freight consolidation/pool distribution program to New England through its Continental Logistics division. The company will offer scheduled departures from its Tyler Distribution warehouse in New Jersey to all points in New England. The new service offers more efficiency and less cost for consignees, whose orders can travel north together before being separated and delivered independently, says Port Jersey Logistics. Additional regions will be added throughout the year, with a goal of providing a national consolidation program by early 2012.
Freight consolidation—which combines separate LTL shipment orders with similar routes—can be a highly effective means of managing supply chains. Without it, smaller deliveries can add up to higher per-pound costs and, often, additional handling fees. Pool distribution is the delivery of orders to numerous destination points within a particular geographic area. Consolidated orders are shipped together to a regional terminal, where the shipment is separated, re-sorted based on like destinations, and reloaded onto local delivery trucks.
Pool distribution can save customers significant cost compared to direct LTL shipping. Other benefits include reduced transit times, reduced claim potential due to less overall handling, and maintained shipment and temperature integrity.
Company: Port Jersey Logistics
Company URL: www.portjersey.com