Door-To-Port Retail Cargo Transportation and Logistics
Deciding how to move retail freight to or from a port is one of the biggest challenges for shippers. Many things can occur from the time your imported freight arrives at the port and departs for its inland destination, including delays caused by holdups with customs clearance, port traffic congestion, and a lack of transportation capacity. Additionally, there is always the potential issue of incurring financial losses as a result of damages to retail freight during transit and even shipments that a carrier may lose.
At Averitt, we take pride in our ability to offer professional, dependable, flexible services to retail customers throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Our network of port facilities and our broader network of less-than-truckload (LTL) distribution locations allow us to provide a wide variety of port logistics services to customers that are even located far away from their port-of-entry. And with the aid of our partner carriers, there are no gaps in service coverage. For customers, this means they have access to a full suite of transportation and logistics services, including drayage and transloading, on imported and exported goods with just one number to call and a single invoice. Less hands. Less hassle. Seamless service. That's the Power of One.
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Container Drayage Services
Imported retail shipments don't stop at the port. We offer drayage delivery and pickups to all major U.S. ports through our PortSide® Services team and The Reliance Network. When you need the power and capacity to ensure that your retail merchandise reaches your business, distribution center, or warehouse, Averitt provides professional on-time service that you can always count on.
- Port-to-door drayage service within 250 miles
- Reduced risk of detention an demurrage costs
- Reliable capacity with company-owned chassis and on-call brokerage team
- Less-than-container-load (LCL) and full container load (FCL) options
At our secure facilities, we are equipped to transload retail merchandise from shipping containers to truck trailers and vice-versa. Performing this service at our facility allows us to reduce the amount of time that a container is held outside of the port, which greatly reduces the possibility of incurring a detention fee.
Transloading your import or export shipments can also give you flexibility to utilize a variety of transportation services that can ultimately reduce your overhead.
Averitt PortSide® Facility Locations
With PortSide® Services, we retail businesses receive seamless transportation to and from all major ports within the U.S. along the West, Gulf, and East Coasts (And several inland ports as well). > Click the map below to see the ports that we service.