Container and Intermodal Service
The number of containers being imported and exported have been on a steady incline since 2016. A large number of carriers located in and around these coastal ports are doing away with their vans and reefers so they can focus solely on moving containers. They are specializing in moving containers to shippers or receivers and returning to the ports as quickly as possible. It’s not uncommon for one truck to make three or four moves per day, depending on the amount of time it takes for each trip. We at Border Freight Transportation have developed relationships with a great number of carriers able and willing to transport containers on a consistent basis. Our container carriers are well versed in the regulations and procedures at each port making container drayage a seamless process. Coordinating with the folks at the port, the carrier and the shipper or receiver can be a high-maintenance operation. We’ve got it down. Let us take your import / export workload and you can focus on more pressing matters.
Occasionally cost-effectiveness is more important than timelines to a customer. In that situation, intermodal transportation would be a tremendous option. Utilizing the many railways across the U.S. is not only a cheaper method than shipping by truck, but it is also more eco-friendly. A single train can haul the same amount of product as over 200 trucks. Shipping by train uses a fraction of the natural resources as trucks and is not susceptible to the dreaded driver shortage. Within our network are a great number of carriers experienced in intermodal drayage. Knowing the ins and outs of the rail yards is key in keeping shipments moving as efficiently as possible. Coordinating the pickup and the delivery with different carriers on each end along with tracking the transit times of the train can get hairy. Our customer service and dispatch teams make it look easy. From our operations department to our fleet of drayage carriers, you will not find a more dedicated team committed to our customers.
Our broad range of transportation knowledge and experience will ensure that your product delivers as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Contact us with your shipping requests and we will supply you with the optimal cost and transit analysis. The next step would be execution and that is where Border Freight excels. Our commitment to organization and communication will give you confidence that your transportation needs are being met and exceeded.