Railex, a provider in cold chain transportation and logistics, will expand its national footprint with the opening of its temperature-controlled multimodal and 3PL services in Jacksonville, Fla., starting June 2014. The opening of its Southeast services, along with its facilities in Delano, Calif.; Wallula, Wash.; and Schenectady, N.Y., gives Railex nationwide reach, significantly increasing shipping options and forward positioning of inventory for its customers. This offers West Coast shippers a year-round, uninterrupted expedited shipping solution into the once under-served Southeast. Likewise, growers and shippers from the Southeast can soon readily move product to the West Coast.
“Our goal is to change the landscape of perishables transport in the United States,” said Adrian Neuhauser, Railex’s president,.“The launch of our Jacksonville services, along with Railex’s forward distribution options, greatly expands our national influence and gives our customers significant shipping advantages.”
In June 2014, Railex will begin offering expedited service to the Southeast, with routes from California and Washington into Florida multiple times weekly, every week of the year. According to a company press release, only Railex gives customers the exclusive ability to combine loads from separate West Coast origins. That, along with Railex’s container consolidation and deconsolidation services, brings a new opportunity to U.S. importers to move perishable goods from coast to coast.
Railex also offers a suite of additional 3PL services, including five days of free storage, long-term storage solutions, real-time inventory control, freight forwarding and just-in-time delivery. All of these services are available and can be coordinated with Railex in one phone call, ensuring custody and control of their product throughout the supply chain.