Port Drayage Experts in Virginia
Heavy Cargo Permitting
810 Ford Dr Norfolk, VA 23523
(757) 494 9500
As a premier drayage carrier within the Port of Virginia, Century Express Virginia is experienced in moving a wide variety of cargo through Virginia’s marine terminals. We leverage our extensive network of relationships with terminal personnel, depot operators, on-site labor, and ocean carriers to ensure that schedules are achieved, and promises are kept to our customers.
Having your port drayage handled by a trusted carrier can make a difference not only in how quickly your freight moves, but also in your peace of mind. Let Century Express Virginia handle all your container trucking needs within the Port of Virginia. From planning to forecasting, Century is here to assist you with moving your freight.
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We have trucks fully equipped and ready to haul your intermodal container from the port to your customer or transload facility, allowing you access to your cargo as quickly as needed
Intermodal truck drayage is defined as the transport of shipping containers over a short distance within a region or between different modes of transportation, such as ports, rail yards, distribution centers, transload facilities and customer locations. Drayage plays a crucial role in ensuring a smooth flow of goods in the global supply chain.
The term drayage originated from the horse-drawn carts with low sides, also known as drays, transporting goods from cargo ships to local shops. Eventually, the horse-drawn carts were replaced with trucks. Known as the “last mile” of a delivery within the supply chain, drayage dominates the way in which the US receives goods. An estimated 30 million shipping containers move in and out of the United States on an annual basis.
Shipping containers, also known as ISO containers, were standardized in June of 1933 under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce. The dimensions defined by ISO are the main type of equipment used in intermodal transportation, particularly when one of the modes of transportation is by an ocean carrier. Seagoing containers are typically 8-foot wide by 8-foot-6-inch or 9-foot-6-inch high. The most common lengths are 20 feet, 40 feet (12 m), 45 feet.