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Rethinking How Cargo Moves

Logistics company has all the resources to move products from ship to shore to market


very shipper wants their product moved from ship to shore to market as fast and cost-effectively as possible. Often that means dealing with numerous companies and subcontractors up and down the supply chain. Even if one company contracts to handle the entire process, numerous subcontractors create friction points and inefficiencies.

What if, instead, the whole supply chain could come under one hard hat, with one set of cross-trained employees handling every step of the way? 

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That is Carver Maritime. With over 800 pieces of iron to move cargo and a private, deep-water port terminal surrounded by over 40 acres of raw land and warehouse space for storage, Carver is one-stop shopping.

Case in point: When 20,000-tons of breakbulk aluminum arrives on a 750-foot vessel drafting 37 feet, Carver’s men tie up the ship; unload the cargo to a place of rest; store, inventory and document for just-in-time delivery. Then, when the order is due, Carver determines whether it is most economical to transport it inland by rail, move it along the coast by barge or haul it with over-the-road trucks.

Whatever the task, Carver offers seamless supply chain solutions and always rethinks how cargo moves.

When the state of South Carolina needed four million tons of stone from Newfoundland to set the foundation for its new Hugh K. Leatherman Sr. Container Terminal, Carver went against conventional wisdom by proposing to place hoppers on a barge along with conveyers to belt out stone to the site in less than half the time it would take a fleet of haul trucks. They got the job done and saved the state millions of dollars.

Now Carver turns its attention to the future, specifically this country’s lack of skilled labor. By renovating the old Navy hospital buildings in North Charleston into workforce housing, Carver intends to offer motivated men and women an immersive training experience — feeding, housing and paying each participant.

Whatever the task, Carver offers seamless supply chain solutions and always rethinks how cargo moves.

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