North Carolina Logistics Blog

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Interview: Norris Tolson Discusses CSX Carolina Connector Intermodal Rail Terminal

October 9, 2019

This past April, a ground-breaking ceremony was held to begin construction of the Carolina Connector intermodal rail terminal in Rocky Mount, NC. The terminal is the result of a joint effort between CSX and the North Carolina Department of Transportation…

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Use a U.S. Foreign Trade Zone to Help Offset the Impact of Tariffs

September 25, 2019

We’re well over a year into the U.S./China “trade war” and there is still a high degree of uncertainty over what will happen next. For importers of products from China into the U.S., however, the strategy remains the same: continue…

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Eastern North Carolina Moves Forward with Intermodal Logistics Center

September 12, 2019

If you follow this blog, you’ll know that following the developments of the proposed CSX intermodal logistics center in Eastern North Carolina has been a little like rooting for your favorite sports team.  There have been emotional highs, lows, and…

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Looking to Add an East Coast eCommerce Fulfillment Center? Consider Eastern North Carolina

August 22, 2019

Business growth should always be a good thing.  But growth is not without its headaches – especially in the world of eCommerce, where many companies struggle to keep up with consumer expectations for rapid fulfillment. This ‘struggle to keep up’…

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What You Need to Know About 3PL Warehouse Costs

August 8, 2019

If your business is growing and you’re starting to consider warehousing options, the prospect may seem a bit daunting.  Warehouses are large facilities after all, so that must mean large costs, right? Not necessarily. If you’re going it alone and…

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Leverage your 3PL’s WMS for Omni Channel Distribution

July 25, 2019

Most modern companies have more than one sales channel, distributing products to both B2C and B2B customers.  Your B2C customers demand that their orders are shipped quickly with 100% accuracy.  Your B2B customers expect the same – without accepting so…

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New 50,000 Sq. Ft. of Climate Controlled Warehouse Space in Rocky Mount, NC

July 11, 2019

There’s been a lot of talk about climate-controlled warehouse space here at Kanban – both on our blog and in our facilities.  And, we’re backing up that talk with actions that will benefit our customers.  We’re putting the finishing touches…

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Understanding Key Warehouse Temperature Terms in Logistics

June 27, 2019

As your food and pharmaceutical products flow through the supply chain, logistics providers must meet the environmental (i.e., climate and temperature) requirements of these items every step of the way.  The quality and purity of these products – along with…

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Understanding the Importance of 3PL Warehouse KPIs

June 13, 2019

What do school children and third-party logistics (3PL) providers have in common? They both get report cards. The 3PL’s report card comes in the form of key performance indicators (KPIs) – a set of metrics that the 3PL and its…

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