J.B. Hunt Expands Transloading Services With Two More Locations

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. is expanding its transload strategy with new operations in Tacoma, Wash., and Laredo, Texas, the company announced Oct. 3.

Transloading is the process of transferring a shipment from one mode of transportation to another. The Lowell, Ark.-based supply chain solutions provider said the expansion will help provide customers with quick access to outbound rail and highway transport.

“The complexities of international shipping continue to impact how our customers bring freight into the domestic supply chain,” said Darren Field, president of intermodal and executive vice president at J.B. Hunt. “By growing the reach of our transload service and managing the drayage and loading processes for our customers, we can provide new levels of process oversight and visibility into their freight activity, particularly the critical first-mile segment.”

J.B. Hunt said that its transloading service footprint now encompasses four of the largest ocean ports and the largest land port of entry into the country. All four facilities are located within close proximity to port or terminals. They also provide access to its intermodal container fleet and highway services, including the company’s J.B. Hunt 360box drop-and-hook trailer program.

The Tacoma, Wash.-based facility will service freight arriving at the Seattle and Tacoma ports and help relieve constraints resulting from the increase of international shipping demand. The Laredo location will provide a direct opportunity to growing near-shoring operations in Mexico while continuing support for inbound and outbound cross-border traffic.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. ranks No. 4 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America. It also ranks No. 5 on the TT list of the 100 largest logistics companies in North America. — Transport Topics

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