Leading U.S. logistics provider, Port City Logistics, selects Turvo’s Collaborative Transportation Management System (TMS) to drive explosive growth
SAN MATEO, CA – February 16, 2022 – Turvo, provider of the world’s leading collaboration application designed for the supply chain, and Port City Logistics (Port City), today announced a strategic partnership to underpin the future success of one of the fastest-growing logistics providers in the U.S.
Port City owns and operates 3 million square feet of warehouse space serving the single largest and fastest-growing container terminal in America — the Port of Savannah. After reporting record growth the past two years, Port City is expanding its warehouse and distribution network and projects a 67% growth rate in 2022. The company required a solution to maximize its warehouse expansion, increase efficiencies, and provide its customers a more digitized customer experience.
“From a go-to-market standpoint, Turvo allows us to be more than a commodity,” says Port City CEO, Eric Howell. “Turvo gives our customers a different tangible experience. From a delivery perspective, Turvo brings together multiple disparate business processes that improve workflow efficiency, reduce cost, and pass on a better experience and transparency to our customers.”
Port City, now tech-enabled with Turvo, looks to:
- Provide a collaborative network to shippers and carriers for a seamless customer experience.
- Scale operations without limits.
- Connect with more non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) to pre-empt drayage service quote requests and manage bookings in one platform.
- Gain more visibility into inventory levels at the warehouse to track and share inventory costs with shipper clients.
- Ensure constant oversight and tracking of all trucks and documentation through an app-based experience.
Built on the award-winning Turvo Collaboration Cloud platform, Turvo’s technology goes beyond traditional TMS by simplifying the interface between customers and logistics providers, empowering shippers, carriers, third-party logistics providers (3PLS), and brokers with a streamlined social network approach to supply chain management.
Companies that work with Turvo report 3X more revenue per employee, 5x more shipments per client, a 50% reduction in manual updates, and 10x better fleet utilization.
“We were looking for the most modern stack with the best user experience that had integration capability and customer and carrier collaboration and visibility built into the platform and overall architecture,” says Chris Somerville, Port City’s SVP Customer Experience. “Turvo was the only platform that met all those qualifications. Collaboration isn’t dashboards and portals, it’s true collaboration and workflow participation.”
Collaboration is Key
At a time when understanding the supply chain has become the difference between unprecedented profits or bankruptcy, investments in the right technology are giving logistics service providers, shippers, exporters, and small businesses the edge.
Knowing when and where inventory is moving (and not moving) along the supply chain and having real-time information to manage stock shortages and delays makes it easier to track orders and notify customers and carriers when exceptions arise.
“Turvo uses collaboration to remove the inefficiencies between companies, creating automation and giving everyone a much better experience,” says Scott Lang, Chairman and CEO, Turvo. “We solve more than just tracking a shipment, we provide a modern TMS with the added benefits of order and inventory management and collaboration — helping customers like Port City to scale faster.”
“Turvo is designed more like a social network than a siloed platform,” says Lang. “If we believe that the supply chain is more of a network with shared workflows, then we need a technology that enables that. It’s a team sport.”
Turvo provides the world’s leading collaboration application designed specifically for the supply chain. Turvo connects people and organizations allowing shippers, logistics providers, and carriers to unite their supply chains, deliver outstanding customer experiences, collaborate in real-time, and accelerate growth. The technology unifies all systems, internal and external, providing one end-to-end solution to execute all operations and analytics while eliminating redundant manual tasks and automating business processes. Turvo customers include some of the world’s largest, Fortune 500 logistics service providers, shippers and freight brokers. Turvo is based in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in Dallas, Texas, and Hyderabad, India. (www.turvo.com)
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About Port City Logistics
Port City Logistics is one of the largest logistics companies in the Southeast, offering 3 million square feet of warehouse space and serving the Port of Savannah, the fastest-growing port in the United States. Ideally located with access to major ports and all major distribution centers, Port City utilizes an owned fleet of company drivers, owner-operators, and complete brokerage services that allow customers to make one set of transportation reservations for local, regional, and national services throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Those transportation and supply chain management services Include carrier management, shipment consolidation, vendor management, inventory management, and new market distribution. (http://portcitylogistics.com)