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Container Freight Station/Transloading

Becker Trucking operates a U.S. Customs Bonded Container Freight Station CFS. This designation allows cargo to be delivered to our facility prior to clearance. Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) who emphasize service and prompt cargo availability utilize Becker (FIRMS CODE X083 for Seattle and W292 for Portland) for dray and devan on consolidation containers and secure handling of in-bond shipments.

Becker Trucking is located close to the two major West Coast ports of Seattle, Tacoma, and Portland in the U.S. Pacific Northwest (PNW). These ports are nearer to Asian ports than any others in the U.S. and offer importers an opportunity to save on Transit Time and Freight Costs compared with ports further inland.

The PNW advantage, as we like to call it is this: If you are distributing your product within the U.S. and any part of it is destined for the northern tier of the U.S., especially if some or all of the product is being distributed in the Pacific Northwest area, then you may improve your product distribution delivery times to customers in these areas, plus save money on international freight.

Cargo discharging at Becker’s facility is shipped all over the U.S. especially to the northern tier of the U.S. including Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, etc.

If you think your distribution program may benefit by the PNW Advantage, give us a call for a no-obligation consultation to compare costs and transit times.

Contact us today for a discussion of your distribution needs. 206-246-9500 Extension 1045 or kevin@beckertruckinginc.com.

Benefits of Transloading

  • Transloading expands the reach of your supply chain to nationwide and global markets.
  • Transloading increases the efficiency and flexibility of your supply chain by providing a crucial nexus between truck, railroad, and vessel transportation.
  • Translaoding improves the cost-effectiveness of transporting bulk and heavy materials by providing load consolidation and more affordable modes of transport than would otherwise be available to a company.
  • Transloading increases the timeliness, accessibility, and availability of your products.
  • Transloading storage facilities allow products to be strategically consolidated and positioned near their source, destination, or import/export port so that they can be quickly shipped on demand via vessel, rail, or truck.

Cross Docking

  • West-coast deliveries or pick-ups which need to be double stacked for long-hauls or unstacked to a single layer for deliveries.
  • A driver has two or more deliveries and needs freight rearranged or stored (daily). Driver will return ASAP for some or all product for next order(s).
  • A driver needs to trans-load freight from on trailer to another. Example would be from local LTL drivers to long-haul drivers.
  • Shifted or damaged loads need to be unloaded, re-palletized, and staged for shipment back to your customer or vendor.