What Are Port Services and Why Do I Need Them?

January 10, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

If you rely on maritime shipping services to get your products to customers, then you understand the logistical planning and execution that is required to track, store, load and deliver your products to your customers on time and on budget. The difficulty of these challenges is ramped up exponentially when you’re shipping large orders, especially orders of diverse product types that have to pass different rounds of inspection.

This is why port services in Texas are so important and so useful. A port services company is able to provide additional assurance that your products won’t lose you money in time spent sitting unused on a dock or on a ship. When you use a port services company, you know that someone is there 24 hours a day, ready to receive, store and even ship your materials. In this post, we’ll discuss these and many other benefits of port services, as well as what types of organizations ought to take advantage of them.

What are port services?

Port services include the receiving, handling, unloading and even additional shipping of clients’ products once they arrive at port and come off the ship. Port services also provide an overview of the product at arrival and departure, providing an extra layer of protection should any of your products arrive damaged. Port services documentation helps you have more successful damage claims.

We process and then store your material in a secure, patrolled facility, and when required, can deliver your materials to local customers to be sold or further processed. If your customer is not local, we can often help secure you a place to ship your product by rail.

Who are port services for?

We primarily work with companies selling and shipping heavy construction materials, but also work with gas tankers, military cargo and container ships. If you work in or around Texas, or you ship a lot of product that must pass this way, and you have highly variable and unpredictable schedules for your products, employing a port services company can save you money and protect your products without you having to extend any additional labor hours on behalf of your own organization.

How do port services help?

It’s a trend these days in the industrial world to outsource infrastructural or logistical demands to third parties that focus only on those specific services. This allows companies to scale up quickly, and also allows them to have less variable risk as they grow.

Who should we call for port services in Texas?

If you’re looking for a port services company to help you grow, you should give us a call at Aztec Marine Agencies, Inc. We’re a family operated business with more than 53 years of combined experience in the maritime industry. If you’re looking for a full-vessel agency to help take your organization to the next level through logistics services, ship husbandry services or port services in Texas, or any of our other maritime services, please give us a call today. We look forward to working with you!

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