Canton Port Services Sets Sail for Accuracies and Efficiencies with Barcoding

Summary: Canton Port Services, LLC, is a unique private terminal in the Baltimore Harbor. Founded in 1998, Canton specializes in handling and storing bulk, project cargo, frozen cargo, unitized break bulk, steel, and non-ferrous metals. Originally a private marine terminal, Canton has expanded to provide a full menu of offerings to break-bulk shippers and receivers, including warehousing and rail loading and unloading.

Background: Canton Port Services, LLC, is a private terminal in the Baltimore Harbor that specializes in handling and storing bulk, project cargo, frozen cargo, unitized break bulk, steel, and non-ferrous metals.

Challenge: Canton Port Services experienced decreased productivity and increased the chance for inaccuracies as a result of manual data entry during receiving, load-out, and customs clearing processes.

Solution: Barcode scanning system consisting of mobile computers, printers, barcode labels, and a customized web-based application developed with Barcoding’s CaptureSoft Xpress platform.

Result: Increased data accuracy and integrity and reduced receiving time per unit from 10 minutes to 30 seconds.