March 12 - The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has introduced a new tracking system to process breakbulk cargo more quickly, and provide real-time freight tracking.
"The new system means faster service and better communication with our breakbulk customers," said GPA executive director Curtis Foltz. "It is another facet of our ongoing effort to improve GPA operations and reduce the transit times of cargo flowing across our docks."
The general cargo system software shows cargo headed to the Port of Savannah and its what transport stage it is currently in. This enables GPA to prepare for and expedite handling of shipments, offering faster truck turn times and improved cargo visibility, as well as allowing GPA to detect and order deadline cargo as it becomes available at a Savannah rail yard.
The system includes automated communications for advanced shipping notices, railcar availability and stuffing orders, as well as improved on-terminal inventory control.
GPA says that the move has also reduced manual data entry and data lag, while providing information access for management, administrative and field personnel.
Port of Savannah.