Problem:
Factors such as increased port security, high container traffic & railraod congestion are causing the average transit time of inbound containers to extend. As a result, U.S. importers are often adversely penalized by the following factors:

  • Disruption of sensitive JIT inventories due to late delivery of containers.
  • Opportunity costs associated with late product introduction to market.
  • Contractual penalty clauses enacted in regards to missed order completion or ship dates.

Solution:
Bridge International Logistics offers BridgeDirect expedited container delivery service. Once the vessel arrives in port, BridgeDirect diverts the containers from rail service to instead truck non-stop directly to where the product is urgently needed. Benefits include the following:

  • Transit timesavings of approximately five days per container over standard rail service.
  • Targeted, time-definite delivery of needed product.
  • Ability to divert for drop shipment to final customer or retail distribution center.

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