Last month we talked about the supply chain problems [link to last month’s blog] that are specific to the Vancouver, BC, area. Today we would like to talk about the winter holidays and why shipping and logistics is always more complex during the ho
If you hear the term “supply chain,” this refers to the whole process of obtaining raw materials, turning them into a product, and then packaging and shipping them to, perhaps a distribution point, and then finally to the end, which may be a r
Over the years, technology has improved in every sector, and warehousing is no exception. Warehouses are becoming increasingly automated, and in this article we will give you some ideas how that automation works.
Companies that specialize in shipping and logistics often also offer warehousing to shipping clients. All warehouses are not created equal, so in this blog article we are going to talk about some of the best practices in warehousing.
Cross-docking is a strategy used by shipping and logistics companies to make shipping more efficient. In cross-docking, shipments are unloaded, packaged or repackaged if needed, then consolidated immediately for further transport.
In order to understand why efficiency in a transportation, shipping, and logistics company is important, you need to first understand how this type of business operates. Third-party, transportation, shipping, and logistics companies optimize the ship
Companies that require the transport or shipping of large volumes of product frequently use a third-party transportation and logistics company. How would you go about choosing such a company for your business? In this article we will give you some id
Shipping and Logistics are similar concepts when it comes to business application but there are several key differences between the two terms that are important for understanding how both apply to your business.
HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point. HACCP refers to a management system for food safety, the purpose of which is to understand and prevent problems in the food retail industry throughout the supply chain.
Previously in our blog, we defined a few terms from our industry. We wanted to take some time to define a few more terms for those who may not be familiar with the trucking, transportation, and freight world.
On June 28, 2008, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the U.S. Customs Border Patrol (CBP) signed an arrangement that increased the compatibility of of the two countries expedited border clearance programs.
Meet Aaron and Chris, the brokerage team for Pacific Coast Distribution . Both men are long time employees who started with our company in 2004 and 2009 respectively. They started as dispatchers and made the move to lead the brokerage department
Asset based freight brokers are a popular choice for shippers who decide to use a freight broker for their loads. An asset based freight broker is a company that has their own equipment that is needed to move and store freight
When it comes to logistics, there are a number of terms and phrases thrown around on a daily basis that (to an outsider) may sound like complete gibberish. We have compiled a list of some of the most common phrases
If you are running a successful online merchandise-based business, you probably need storage for your merchandise. And one of the best things about running an online business is the flexibility and the low cost of operating
A full service logistics company can make sure that you have everything you need for efficient, safe, and appropriate storage. With the help of high-quality warehouse logistics in BC, you can keep your goods secure and in perfect condition
If you are new to logistics and transport, you may have questions about the process by which products are readied for transit and also delivered to the retail outlet. Commonly, questions arise around what is involved with container stuffing
Refrigerated container transport and warehousing are essential considerations for anyone working in industries involving perishable goods. Whether the items in question are food, pharmaceutical products, medical, or life science products
Warehouse storage is important, but we believe in going above and beyond. Pacific Coast Distribution is more than just warehouse storage; we are your one stop shop for everything to do with transportation, logistics and warehousing.
All businesses, from start-ups to large corporations, have storage needs. Something as simple as renting a self-storage unit can suffice for some businesses, but how about a solution more easily scalable and more flexible?
A freight logistics broker connects people needing transportation with authorized freight carriers such as Pacific Coast Distribution. They negotiate and arrange for the shipment of goods and handle all of the necessary paper work required