J.B. Hunt Expands Transloading Footprint with The Addition of Seattle and Laredo, Texas Operations


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J.B. Hunt Transport Companies Inc., one of many largest provide chain options suppliers in North America, introduced right now an enlargement of its transload technique that features new operations in Seattle and Laredo, Texas to unravel for patrons’ wants and supply fast entry to outbound rail and freeway transport.  

Primarily based on its industry-disrupting mannequin and the success of earlier operations, the corporate’s transloading service footprint now encompasses 4 of the biggest ocean ports and the biggest land port of entry into the U.S. All 4 services are situated inside shut proximity to port and/or rail terminals and supply seamless entry to J.B. Hunt’s 53’ intermodal container fleet and freeway providers, together with the corporate’s J.B. Hunt 360box® drop-and-hook trailer program.

“The complexities of worldwide transport proceed to affect how our clients carry freight into the home provide chain,” mentioned Darren Subject, president of intermodal and govt vice chairman at J.B. Hunt. “By rising the attain of our transload service and managing the drayage and loading processes for our clients, we are able to present new ranges of course of oversight and visibility into their freight exercise, significantly the essential first mile phase.”

Each new operations will allow J.B. Hunt to switch clients’ worldwide freight to gear for home transport utilizing the corporate’s transportation property and capability options. Along with providers already provided within the Northeast and Southern California, J.B. Hunt just lately started operations at a facility on the southern border and plans to open a facility within the Pacific Northwest by November.

The Tacoma, Washington-based facility will service freight arriving on the Seattle and Tacoma ports and assist relieve constraints ensuing from the rise of worldwide transport demand. The operation can even complement a direct container-only joint service BNSF launched in August between its Tacoma South facility and Chicago. The 2 corporations introduced a joint initiative earlier this yr to alleviate intermodal capability constraints.

The Laredo operation is likely one of the first transloading services accessible after crossing the border to enter the U.S. The placement will present a direct alternative to rising nearshoring operations in Mexico whereas persevering with assist for inbound and outbound cross-border visitors. Freight coming into and exiting the U.S. typically requires transloading providers due to regulation necessities, service and driver availability, and home capability demand.

J.B. Hunt opened its first company-owned transload facility in November 2021 to help shippers within the New York metro space with port drayage, transloading and inland linehaul options. The corporate expanded its transload footprint in July with a brand new facility and operations in Commerce, California to assist worldwide cargo within the Los Angeles and Lengthy Seaside areas.

J.B. Hunt operates one of many largest company-owned fleets in North America with roughly 111,000 intermodal containers, 20,000 tractors and 40,000 trailers. The corporate’s J.B. Hunt 360°® know-how platform is an {industry} chief in digital freight matching and offers shippers with entry to almost a million vans by certified third-party carriers throughout the nation.


About J.B. Hunt 

J.B. Hunt Transport Companies, Inc., an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 firm, offers progressive provide chain options for a wide range of clients all through North America. Using an built-in, multimodal strategy, the corporate applies technology-driven strategies to create the most effective resolution for every buyer, including effectivity, flexibility, and worth to their operations. J.B. Hunt providers embody intermodal, devoted, refrigerated, truckload, less-than-truckload, flatbed, single supply, final mile, and extra. J.B. Hunt Transport Companies, Inc. inventory trades on NASDAQ below the ticker image JBHT and is a part of the Dow Jones Transportation Common. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is a completely owned subsidiary of JBHT. For extra data, go to www.jbhunt.com.