News/Events

Port Congestion – NJ & NY Port Update

Everyone is well aware of the issues that faced the West Coast ports a couple months back.  Most importers were at a standstill while the IWLU negotiations were taking place, forcing ships into a holding pattern off the coast of California.  Port Congestion and work slowdowns made it virtually impossible to get containers from the Port Terminals and resulted in excessive demurrage charges and congestion surcharges being put into place by local drayage providers. Many importers who relied on the West Coast ports either enacted contingency...
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This year’s WERC Conference

The 38th Annual WERC Conference (Warehousing Education and Research Council) took place this week on Sunday March 3rd through Wednesday March 6th.  Manufacturers, Third Party Logistics providers and vendors gathered in Orlando, FL for this conference. Nearly 700 professionals in the logistics industry took part in more than 80 educational seminars, several peer sharing discussions and facility tours.  The purpose of these events were to highlight industry best practices and share emerging trends that significantly impact warehouse and distribution center operations. Topics included; JIT (Just-In-Time) warehouse...
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Port Jersey Logistics Promotes Erik Holck to Director of Business Development

Monroe Township, NJ – Port Jersey Logistics (PJL), a leading third party logistics service provider, has promoted Erik Holck to Director of Business Development. Mr. Holck will be located in PJL’s new facility in Cranbury, NJ, a 442,000-square-foot, high volume, multi-shift food grade warehousing space that became its new corporate headquarters in December 2014. In his new role, Mr. Holck will focus on strategy development and execution while continuing to oversee business development activities, a responsibility he has performed since 2010 when he was appointed Business...
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Port Jersey Logistics Hosts 2nd Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

On Thursday, April 23, 2015 Port Jersey Logistics hosted it's second annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  Attendees this year included, 15 children, ages 8 to 12.    Human Resource Manager, Kathy Lanzetta organized a fun-filled day loaded with age-appropriate educational activities, prizes and refreshments. This year's program began with a company overview outlining company history, services offered and an explanation of what the children would see during...
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Port Jersey Logistics Recognized Among 2014 Top Third-Party and Cold Storage Providers by Food Logistics Magazine

Monroe Township, NJ – Port Jersey Logistics (PJL), a full-service third-party logistics provider of warehousing, transportation and value-added solutions, once again ranks among Food Logistics’ list of “Top 100 Third-party Logistics and Cold Storage Providers.” Food Logistics acknowledges Port Jersey Logistics’ capability as a turnkey operations provider.  PJL’s wide scope of services include freight management, product packaging, repacking, heat-shrink wrapping, labeling and ticketing, product return services, creation of point-of-purchase displays, container drayage and fulfillment services. This honor recognized...
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Port Jersey Logistics’ New Facility in Cranbury, NJ to Become Corporate Headquarters

Port Jersey Logistics (PJL), a full-service third-party logistics provider of warehousing, transportation and value-added solutions, recently announced the expansion of its New Jersey operations.  To meet the needs of its growing client base, Port Jersey has consolidated three of its existing facilities and acquired additional space.     The new facility will encompass nearly 450,000 square feet of food grade warehousing space – allowing for up to 46,000 pallets to be stored in this location.  Effective December 1st, 2014,...
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Port Jersey Logistics Hires Jeff Scardone as Warehouse Supervisor

Monroe Township, NJ – Port Jersey Logistics (PJL), a leading third party logistics service provider, recently appointed Jeff Scardone to the position of Warehouse Supervisor.  Mr. Scardone will be located in PJL’s primary facility in Monroe Township, NJ. In his new role, Mr. Scardone is responsible for the day-to-day coordination and exectuion of all warehousing activity.  This includes leading or overseeing receiving, storage, and shipment of products in a manner consistent with Port Jersey Logistics’ high standards for customer service and overall cost-effectiveness. Prior to joining Port...
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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Thursday, April 24th, was Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, a national, public educational program where parents are encouraged to bring their children to their place of employment.  It helps children connect what they learn at school with the actual working world and allows them to see mom or dad “in action.”  This extremely popular program was started in 1993 by feminist activist Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women to build young girls’ self-esteem and help them envision themselves in a...
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PJL Hosts TCNJ Students

To supplement their classroom instruction, Operations Management students at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) were asked to visit a New Jersey-based manufacturing or distribution firm that would allow them to observe their operation and provide a valuable, real-world learning experience.  Earlier this month, a group of five TCNJ students chose to visit Port Jersey Logistics. After a full-day interactive tour and an in-depth on-site interview with one of PJL’s senior-level operations managers, students were exposed to...
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Timely Port Status Updates: A Solution for Congestion

Cargo backlogs and trucker congestion problems at the Port of New York and New Jersey have been ongoing for several months.  The issues are abundantly clear – a systemic shortage of chassis, a lack of drivers, insufficient equipment and technology, poor productivity at the Ocean terminals due to a severe labor shortage, and meager terminal planning, procedures and systems to name a few.  An especially harsh winter with numerous snowstorms only exacerbated these pre-existing challenges, resulting in frequent terminal closings and slowed operations.   To keep customers...
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