LOGISTICS

New Trailer Bridge International Introduced Worldwide Logistics Solutions to Shippers

Trailer Bridge | May 21, 2021

Trailer Bridge Inc., the award-winning leader in North American freight transportation, today introduced Trailer Bridge International, Inc., its all-new global shipping service providing customers around the world the foremost comprehensive logistics solution from a single-source provider. Through its Non-Vessel Operating carrier (NVOCC) and Freight Forwarder license, alongside access to the company's existing fleet of marine and over-the-road assets, the corporate will offer efficient end-to-end logistics solutions for domestic and transnational shipments paired with Trailer Bridge's well-known customer service.

Trailer Bridge International will first specialize in enhancing services for Trailer Bridge customers by expanding shipment options for the Caribbean, Central, and South America shipping lanes. "For a few years our current customers have enjoyed Trailer Bridge as a North American shipper and that they know our level of commitment to them and to their customers who believe them. We are excited to supply our customers with routings & services outside of our asset-based business and expand our global footprint," said Emma Philips, Director, NVOCC & Compliance. "Trailer Bridge International is an extension of our award-winning service that provides customers these same trusted services beyond United States, Canada, Mexico, and therefore the Caribbean."

Worldwide Shipping & Freight Forwarding Among Trailer Bridge International Offerings

Trailer Bridge has earned its reputation as a reliable logistics provider with a commitment to service excellence. Expanding on decades of experience with its assets including barges, chassis, reefers, and containers, Trailer Bridge International gives the brand the capacity to supply logistics services in any destination worldwide.

Trailer Bridge International offers full supply chain management:

• Ocean shipping and freight forwarding by air, rail, and land, enabling customers to use Trailer Bridge as a one-stop logistics solution for international loads;
• Consolidation, warehousing, and distribution services to scale back costs and enhance service for LTL customers;
• Customs clearance, marine cargo insurance, and other ancillary services to supply a seamless experience for international shipping customers.
Rather than reducing routes as a cost-saving measure during the Coronavirus pandemic, Trailer Bridge committed early to maintaining service levels and avoiding employee lay-offs concerning the pandemic. Through it all, the corporate has continued to stay its focus firmly on the longer term and therefore the growth needs that have continued to maneuver Trailer Bridge forward.

In 2019, Trailer Bridge added cross-border logistics between the United States and Mexico to its portfolio of services, expanded its Jacksonville headquarters, and opened new offices in key American markets.

About Trailer Bridge
Trailer Bridge may be a privately held asset-owned logistics company that transports cargo across the land, air, rail, and sea. a pacesetter in transportation services, Trailer Bridge strives to supply customers the simplest possible service. This commitment to exceptional service has earned Trailer Bridge the Logistics Management go after Quality Award as #1 Ocean Carrier, Inc Magazine's Best Workplaces in America, also as recognition together of the simplest Places to figure in Jacksonville and as a Fastest Growing Company. Trailer Bridge is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, and operates 12 offices with more than 200 employees across North America.

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Shipwell | April 05, 2022

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