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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has expedited overseas delivery of new containers as part of its commitment to grow intermodal capacity, the company announced June 30.
The Lowell, Ark.-based supply chain solutions providers said the cargo vessel Johnelle has docked at the Port of Everett in Washington with more than 250 new containers reserved for the expansion of its intermodal fleet.
A second cargo vessel, the Johnnie Bryan, is expected to dock at the Port of Hueneme in California in July with even more containers.
To help add new #Intermodal containers to our fleet and give customers a way to move international cargo, we’ve begun a long-term, multi-vessel service agreement. Two of the vessels, the Johnelle and the Johnnie Bryan, were even named after our founders! https://t.co/my8LrHZq2W— J.B. Hunt 360 (@jbhunt360) June 30, 2022
“This is yet another example of our people listening to the needs of customers and developing a creative solution to efficiently deliver on their capacity needs,” J.B. Hunt CEO John Roberts said. “It is our honor to name two of the vessels helping us charter new waters this year after the original visionaries who knew the potential of what our company could be.”
The two vessels are part of a long-term, multi-vessel service agreement to help expedite the overseas transport of new company containers and provide customers with a unique solution for accelerating international cargo movement from Asia.
J.B. Hunt made the agreement with Swire Shipping.
J.B. Hunt will have ongoing cargo shipping opportunities available as part of the agreement. They will come from the Shenzhen, Qingdao and Shanghai markets in China to ports in California and the Pacific Northwest. The company hopes the approach will help customers alleviate supply chain challenges such as equipment dislocation and fluidity, dwell time and demurrage by streamlining the ocean transport and transloading process.
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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