A new, state-of the-art centre for containerised auto shipping has been opened near PhilaPort’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. Freight forwarder CFR, a global leader in containerised auto shipping, and GWSI, a renowned logistics provider, created the facility to serve high-volume exporters buying vehicles in bulk at auto auctions around the US. The two companies anticipate shipping thousands of containers through the first year of operation and ramping up significantly over time.
The state-of-the-art facility offers facilities such as high-security storage for over 1,200 vehicles, guaranteed weekly capacity, instant quality photos & inspection reports, expert loading quality, fast turnaround times, no wait times for truckers, no congestion, no peak season price increases, flat rates year-round and efficient Customs process.
“I’ve seen containerised auto shipping facilities all over the US and around the world,” commented CFR Co-Owner Christoph Seitz, “and this is the best laid-out site on the US East Coast.”
“We welcome CFR to our community, we appreciate their business, and we are confident they will succeed working with GWSI, a trusted stakeholder in our Port,” said PhilaPort Director of Marketing Sean Mahoney.
Mike Gerace, President of GWSI, said, “The combination of CFR’s experience with car-in-container shipping, GWSI’s logistics experience, and our location near a port with quick turn times, gives us a real competitive advantage.”
Both CFR and GWSI have been in the logistics business for over 25 years and regularly set standards in forwarding and warehousing. Offering a high-quality alternative to other, chronically congested marine terminals in the US Northeast is seen as a needed game changer for containerised auto exports.