Drayage and U.S. Port Services
Are you importing ingredients, apparel, or production critical goods? Zipline Logistics can help manage your domestic freight shipping needs for any port location in North America.
We are familiar with the special requirements for each port and our network of drayage service providers makes it easy for you to move goods off ocean liners, onto truck or rail, and to your warehouse, copacker, or other destination.
We can provide you with complete port-to-door delivery solutions. This includes drayage transportation, storage coordination, transloading, cross-docking, and warehousing.
Zipline Logistics works with:
- Dry and refrigerated shipments
- 20-foot and 40-foot containers
Call 888-469-4754 to discuss overweight containers or special projects
U.S. Port Services and Drayage Services 101
With more than 25 operating ocean ports in the U.S., businesses can import products with relative ease. After arriving in the U.S., 3PL service providers like Zipline Logistics can help handle the imperative and time-sensitive movement of goods to their destinations.
Containers are first lifted off cargo ships, then moved into a yard for storage or directly onto a truck for transit. Drayage refers to the short-distance moves a container makes between locations. Working with a provider who is familiar with local drayage carriers, port nuances, and appointment requirements is imperative.
Capacity for port and drayage services fluctuates in accordance with holiday and retail surges. As retailers import more products to accommodate for higher periods of consumer spending, ports can become backlogged or timelines can be stretched. A qualified 3PL can help you navigate these shifts and ensure service is upheld and capacity is secured.