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Who is PGL? The 2017 Explainer

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Texas Rangers Official Logistics Partner

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E-Commerce in 2016: Trends on the Rise

Some of the biggest e-commerce trends of 2016 stem from online shopping. Making waves in the world of e-commerce is no easy feat. However, specialist ecommerce seo can play a crucial role in the fate of your business. As online sales skyrocket, it’s important to weigh out current trends that accommodate our flourishing mobile culture. This way, businesses can create a progressive marketing strategy that evolves with new and adapting technology to achieve success. For further guidance of how business strategy is evolving then it might be worth reading some Inspirational Business Quotes by Salesforce. This will provide valuable insight into how and why businesses will have to adapt in order to prosper in the coming years.

Seeking out the latest trends in online retail, international technology provider Euro IT Group (EITG) found that this year alone, online retailers are expected to find an increase of sales by 45%. Using their research, EITG created the infographic displayed below to sum up this years latest trends in e-commerce:

2016 E-Commerce Trends

Revealing the top e-commerce trends to look out for in 2016, EITG found that the latest focus has zoomed in on the technological aspects of online sales. For instance, the trend of adopting a one-stop shop platform or implementing more mobile strategy is expected to rise dramatically this fiscal year by 45%. As a result of more and more individuals using their smartphones to make daily transactions, online customer support, like live chats are also becoming new essentials for e-commerce.

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Small Parcel Savings Through DHL Partnership

International air freight shipments represent an area of savings for both importers and exporters, but establishing weight breaks poses a challenge for many companies.

For smaller international shipments including samples, prototypes, components, and finished goods, at what point does your company ship parcel vs. air freight through your forwarder?

At what point do minimum charges from your freight forwarder make sense based on the shipment weight and trade lane?Typically, there are four pricing components to any door to door movement. These components include origin pickup and handling charges, air freight charges, customs clearance charges, as well as destination delivery charges.  Your forwarder may or may not itemize these charges on your invoice, but these charges make up the quote of any heavyweight international air shipment.  Also, since the air freight charge is typically affected by pricing weight breaks, it’s important to take into consideration that minimums may also be applied to each component.  These minimums have a substantial impact on determining whether parcel or air freight is the most economical routing decision.

Through our partnership with DHL Express, and as a DHL Authorized Reseller, PGL now has the ability to perform a weight break analysis in order to advise our clients on the most economical method of shipping international air freight.

PGL Parcel Delivery Vehicles

By performing this in-depth analysis, a routing guide can be established to both improve transit times and reduce cost.
Often, PGL’s analysis generates up to a 25% savings through direct cost improvements and suggests improved routing decisions, which allows our clients to become more competitive in today’s business climate.
PGL, one of the only international freight forwarders with a competitive lightweight and heavyweight international air freight solution, is uniquely positioned to assist our clients with these cost saving measures.

Through DHL Express’ door-to-door system, PGL’s international parcel solution includes customs clearance at much lower rates than offered through a traditional air freight service.

Once an analysis is complete, PGL creates a DHL Express account number for our clients under our heavily discounted pricing umbrella.

Established in 1969 as an international parcel carrier, DHL Express has the largest and most comprehensive parcel network in the world. Their door-to-door service is available in over 220 countries and territories, and boasts some of the fastest transit times in the industry. The relationship between PGL and DHL represents a tremendous value for our clients. Solutions can be customized and scaled whether you are a small startup or a Fortune 1000 company.
 
 
About the Author

biopic.kujawaChris Kujawa
Director of DHL Services
Chris.Kujawa@shipPGL.com

With 15 years of experience in logistics, Chris manages PGL’s DHL Authorized Reseller service. He also assists the PGL sales team in their efforts to provide solutions focused on efficiently managing international parcel movements. Read Full Biography 

 

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Air Freight: How To Place An Order and What is Entailed

Freight forwarding is the process of managing the shipment of international imports and exports. While that sounds simple enough, there are often tons of customs regulations, tariffs, and duties required for every shipment. This amounts to a lot of paperwork, slowing down the shipping process, and often costing the shipper an arm and a leg.

An air freight forwarder can help mitigate that risk and reduce shipping costs to a minimum. Essentially a freight forwarder is a broker that gets you the best possible deal on shipping, and then oversees the actual transportation of goods form port-to-port, or even door-to-door if such comprehensive services are necessary.

Air freight forwarders make sure that your goods arrive at their destination in mint condition, at the agreed upon date of arrival. They account for and reduce any delays that occur en route. They also take advantage of pre-existing relationships with carriers, and batched shipments for greater bargaining leverage. What this means to the client is that they can achieve far better rates than a sole shipper ever could.

They also acquire and organize all necessary documentation so that your goods can easily clear customs without the slightest hiccup. They plan the safest, most efficient route for your goods, and provide a one-stop service for the client to make payments, ask questions, or express concerns. If you are seeking door-to-door air freight, here is how to place an order and what is entailed.

1. Find A Forwarder

Finding a reputable forwarder is often as simple as asking the right questions and paying attention to detail when selecting among several choices. Call no less than four freight forwarding services for free quotes. A good forwarder will be highly organized, and willing and able to quickly provide any information or referrals in order to earn your business.

Compare forwarders not only on price but on services offered. One forwarder may charge more, but may offer greater security or better services than the lowball offer. Always ask for referrals, check their licensure, and ask about the company’s years in service and operations.

2. Insure Your Goods

Once you’ve found a freight forwarder, they should advise you on how to acquire proper insurance for your goods. You can choose from several types of coverage, and each coverage has a unique set of requirements.

For instance Replacement Cost Protection will completely reimburse the value of the cargo, but a complete list of items in the shipment must be provided. Other types of coverage, such as basic liability, offer reimbursement for an agreed upon amount per pound.

3. Acquire Documentation

Finally, your air freight forwarder will help you acquire and arrange all the necessary documentation, information, and signatures needed to get your shipment through customs. This includes inventories, bills of lading, customs documents, and carrier contracts. Be prepared to provide information about yourself, the recipient, and the shipment itself. Even for confidential cargo, your forwarder can help you manage the shipment with discretion.

By now you should have a good idea how to place an order with a freight forwarder for a door-to-door shipment. While the process is complex, developing a good relationship with an honest, reputable freight forwarder will help ease the cost and the stress of shipping goods overseas.

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When To Go Through An Air Freight Forwarder To Ship Your Goods

Perhaps you are at a point in your career where you are in need of outside help to ship your goods. Not only do you want to ship your items in a fast, quality and safe manner, you want to work with individuals or companies that are professional and skilled in the air freight forwarding business. If this is how you feel then you are not alone, as more and more people are turning to air freight forwarding to ship their goods. Not only will they ship your goods for you in a timely manner, they will give you peace of mind that your goods will be taken care of from origin to destination.

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PGL Announces New Hires

DALLAS, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Perimeter Global Logistics(PGL), an emerging global leader in freight management and contract logistics, today announced it has hired three industry veterans to fulfill leadership roles in the company.   The three new hires include Trey Dilley, Lance Ingram and Chris SemanTrey Dilley will be fulfilling the role of Director of North America Operations and Carrier Management; Lance Ingram joins as Sales Solutions Engineer; and Chris Seman will be working as the Global Sales Executive.  Each hire brings more than fifteen years of relevant experience to their positions.

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The company is one of the fastest growing 3rd Party Logistic (3PL) companies in the world continually adding new clients, logistic experts, and talent around the globe.   Headquartered in Irving, Texas, PGL is a Women Owned Enterprise and certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Over the past three years, PGL has more than quintupled in size growing from 30 to over 150 PGL team associates.  Additionally, PGL proudly boasts outstanding career opportunities it provides its associates given the backdrop of rapid growth.

Trey Dilley is a 28-year veteran of the logistics industry.  Trey has worked with numerous logistic companies in a variety of roles, most recently as the vice president of operations for Aeronet.  He brings his vast expertise and knowledge of the logistics industry to PGL.  He will be based in the PGL Global Service Center in Coppell, Texas.

Chris Seman brings over 17 years of combined sales and sales management experience in various industries.  He most recently served as an expert in floral and cold/supply chain management for C.H. Robinson.  Chris also has experience in truckload, temperature controlled shipments and LTL.  He is always looking for ways to better service his customers and add value to their supply chain solutions. Chris will be based in Greenville, South Carolina.

Lance Ingram joins PGL with over 27 years of sales experience. He has worked through all facets of our industry including operations, customer service, inside sales, and business development for companies such as Pegasus Logistics Group and Omni Logistics. Lance is passionate about growing sales in the DFW metroplex and will bring his extensive experience in sales, marketing and training to further PGL brand.

“We are pleased to welcome Trey, Lance and Chris in their new roles in the company,” said Beau Lamothe, co-founder and chief commercial officer.  “We are impressed with their industry experience and know that their expertise will help us better serve our clients and move PGL forward.”

The rapid growth of the company is a testament to PGL’s industry leading technology, unrivaled customer service and ability to provide customers with complete supply chain visibility.  PGL prides itself in being innovative in its approach to logistics, generating positive vendor alliances; creating healthy growth and developing exceptional team members. The hiring of industry veterans, Trey and Chris, and others that PGL is in process of recruiting and hiring, continues the company’s commitment to create a thriving culture that attracts the industry’s top talent in the business.   PGL expects to open several North American offices in 2014 and has recently established local presence in China.

Continuous investments in technology and a superior team enables PGL to execute dynamic and sophisticated engineered solutions while operating  24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year.  The quality assurance and personal attention has enabled the company to support an impressive client list that continues to grow.

About PGL

We are one of the fastest growing women owned logistics companies in the world providing Time Definite & Time Critical Transportation, Contract Logistics, Customs Management, Supply Chain Engineering, Crating and Global Transportation. With advanced technology backed by hands-on client assistance, we help you get more business done every day. Our deep market knowledge and global experience allows us to confidently create custom-tailored procedures that provide you with the most efficient and cost-effective supply chain solutions for your needs.

Our Mission
We will connect business on time anywhere in the world through the use of leading edge technology while providing unrivaled customer service and supply chain visibility.

Visit our website www.shippgl.com for more information.

Media Contact: Philip Gonzales, Perimeter Global Logistics (PGL), 562-310-8769, phil.gonzales@shippgl.com

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3 Reasons to Work with an Air Freight Forwarder To Cut Your Shipping Costs

Regardless of your company’s size or annual shipping volume, shipping large quantities of merchandise can be a big headache when trying to handle logistics on your own. Taking care of the required permits and paperwork along the way can entail a burdensome amount of stress and time commitment on your part.

If you have merchandise that you need transported, you can save money, time and your peace of mind by hiring something like FCB Logistics – North Queensland Transport Experts or better yet, an air freight forwarder to do the job for you. An air freight company can transport your goods at very high levels of efficiency. Even if you lack have the time, know-how, or experience to move your goods, you can trust an air freight forwarder to handle the whole process from A to Z. You should also take a look at these 40′ storage containers for sale.
Here are three reasons to work with an air freight forwarder and cut your shipping costs:

1. Saves Time And Money Associated with Managing Multiple Freight Services

Air freight forwarders manage your entire shipping operation. If you decide not to hire an air freight forwarder, you will face the laborious process of separately hiring multiple transport teams to relay your goods from port to port. You’ll need to hire a team to pick-up at your loading dock and take it to the airport. If they do not offer flight services, you will need to find an air freight company as well. Then you will need to hire a team to pick up the goods at the freight planes destination to carry to its final destination.

You can avoid all of this by hiring an air freight forwarder that can manage and broker the entire supply chain. An experienced freight forwarding company can leverage their size and experience to broker your shipment to the best possible service vendor. They will see each step of the process through to ensure the highest level of shipping quality. Often due to their size they have more negotiating power as well, meaning they can achieve much lower costs for the entire shipment than you would be able to individually.

2. Saves You The Stress Of Managing Regulatory Documents And Permits

So now you know that air freight forwarders obviously have a lot of experience, but that also translates into getting your shipment through all of the regulatory checkpoints it will inevitably face. Freight forwarders offer the experience of working with shipping systems in different countries. They can assist with regulatory documentation including letters of credit, insurance, and permits.

3. Peace Of Mind At Every Point Along The Supply Chain

An air freight forwarder fully integrates the transportation service whether by air, ground, sea, or rail. They take over all project management aspects of the shipment, ensuring better control of the shipping process and less risk of improper handling.

They have intricate management techniques and software that are only acquired after spending many years in the business. They can use Internet tracing and monitoring to manage warehousing, distribution and global administration. This allows you to check on your shipment at any time, and can convey that information to you. If your client calls looking for their order you can quickly and easily let them know exactly where it is and when to expect it.

By now, you should be convinced that using an air freight forwarding company is the best move. Be sure to do your homework on any freight forwarder you talk to and make sure they have a reputation for honesty and quality. Without question, hiring an air freight forwarder can make your life much, much easier. In Europe, however, there are trusted haulage companies, like TS Europe, that operate on the vast road network of the continent with great efficiency and standard of security which should make customers question the move to air freight.

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How to Determine Appropriate Pallet Sizes

In order to ship multiple boxes of product safely and securely, logistics professionals typically make use of wooden or recycled plastic pallets to properly transport goods. The primary benefit of a multi pallet shipment is that while boxes can be lifted and carried individually with relative ease, stacking and securing boxes to a pallet allows a large amount of goods to be moved quickly and easily with a forklift. The savings in time and labor costs of moving goods by forklift rather than by hand are significant, given that the shipping space is properly organized. Knowing the cubic area of your loaded pallets is helpful for organizing your warehouse, and estimating how much product will fit in a container or truck. Pallet racking is essential in warehouses too, but sometimes the safety aspects are overlooked. This is why it is really fantastic that pallet racking queensland can be subjected to rigorous safety inspections.

If you need pallets you can choose from new pallets or recycled pallets, there are lots of pallet service businesses throughout the country that will usually offer both types of pallets, it’s up to you which you prefer to use. In order to find a pallet supplier, the best thing to do is search online for a local supplier. Then, you’ll be able to find the standard pallet sizes in inches and centimeters, when searching for a local company it’s always best to include the town or city you are in within your search terms, for example if you live in North Carolina you should type something like pallet services North Carolina into your browser, once you hit the return key your browser will then display a list of companies that offer this type of service in North Carolina. You may find that some of them aren’t necessarily in North Carolina but have still be displayed in your results, this is normally because they offer a countrywide service or perhaps they have multiple depots and do have one near North Carolina, that being said if you notice that their address isn’t local to you it’s always best to check with them directly before ordering anything online.

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New Client Acquisitions

DALLAS, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Perimeter Global Logistics(PGL), an emerging global leader in freight management and contract logistics, today announced it has recently added Elite Multifamily Interiors, the Texas Rangers, Motion Industries, and The Freeman Company to its already impressive list of clientele.

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Adam Sumrow, Vice President of Elite Multifamily Interiors, a leader in providing solutions to customers who own and manage major multi-family assets throughout the Southeast stated, “we changed our business strategy to adapt and be responsive to the changing world.  We needed a logistics partner that could meet those demands and also share our core ideology.  PGL was chosen because they have proven not only to be a trusted global logistics provider, but a world-class solutions partner.”

As a proud logistics partner to the Texas Rangers, PGL manages the team’s logistics needs.  From following the Spring Training season with trucks and containers sent to Surprise, AZ and returned back to the stadium in Arlington, TX to coordinating very specialized services like warehousing and transportation of personal items like cars, boats, training equipment, and furnishing for management, players and their families, PGL ensures the team’s items are stored with care and delivered efficiently.

According to Lyn Lamothe, CEO, “we are proud that our reputation and capabilities allow us to consistently add new clients while continuing to serve our current partners. Many of our clients have been with us since our inception, a true testament both to our clients’ trust and our associates’ excellent work.”

PGL has also been named an approved carrier for Motion Industries expedited shipments for over 550 locations including 509 branches, 14 distribution centers and 50 service centers throughout North America.  Motion Industries is a leading distributor of quality products and services to government and industrial customers in North America.  The company operates in the MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) replacement parts market as well as the OEM market (Original Equipment Manufacturer).

With offices across N. America and China, PGL adopts an innovative and unique approach to meeting the global supply chain demands of each customer such as just-in-time inventory, simultaneous roll-outs, and distribution to thousands of big box retailers, etc.  From providing Time Definite & Time Critical Transportation, Contract Logistics, Customs Management, Supply Chain Engineering, Crating and Global Transportation, PGL is able to effectively craft customized logistics solutions that have met or exceeded its customers’ needs.

About PGL
We are one of the fastest growing women owned logistics companies in the world providing Time Definite & Time Critical Transportation, Contract Logistics, Customs Management, Supply Chain Engineering, Crating and Global Transportation. With advanced technology backed by hands-on client assistance, we help you get more business done every day. Our deep market knowledge and global experience allows us to confidently create custom-tailored processes that provide you with the most efficient and cost-effective supply chain solutions for your needs.

Our Mission
We will connect business on time anywhere in the world through the use of leading edge technology while providing unrivaled customer service and supply chain visibility.

Specialties
Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Engineering, Time Definite & Time Critical Transportation, Customs Management, Global Air and Ocean Transportation, Domestic LTL and FTL Freight Management, Purchase Order Management, Distribution, Warehouse Management,  White Glove, Fulfillment, Turn-Key Project,  Contract Logistics, Crating,

Visit our website www.shippgl.com for more information.

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Media Contact: Philip Gonzales, PGL, (562) 310-8769, phil.gonzales@Shippgl.com
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