Our staff hails from various sectors of transportation: ocean, air, brokerage, shipping agency and trucking. Our advantage lies within our staff. Our combined knowledge allows us to anticipate your requirements and deliver the service you expect. We will exceed your expectations of a drayage carrier. Our staff is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week – simply call (757) 494-9200. Each and every one of your shipments is important to you and us. We understand that communication is the cornerstone of a successful logistics provider.

Port Drayage

Century Express is a premier dry and refrigerated carrier located minutes from the Virginia marine terminals.   Our extensive network of relationships with terminal personnel, labor and ocean carriers are leveraged daily to see that schedules are achieved and promises to our customers kept.

Rail Drayage

Excellent rail connections, good transit times and well-run rail ramp operations grace Hampton Roads. Our people have solid backgrounds in North American Intermodal Transportation.  Century Express has financial bonds in place with railroads to interchange and utilize their equipment. Furthermore, as a UIIA member, we interchange containers with all ocean carriers to service our IMC and 3PL customers.

Yard/Facility Storage

Our terminal facility has an expansive fenced acreage which can store loaded or empty containers.  There is room to store over 250 containers or trailers allowing us to stage shipments to meet port or customer receiving windows.  Our yard has easy access to all major roadways within Hampton Roads.

Refrigerated Drayage

Century Express dispatchers manage hundreds of refrigerated container transportation moves over the marine facilities each year.  Our extensive tri-axle chassis fleet is available to safely and legally transport your heaviest cargo shipments.  Century Express has access to refrigeration monitoring, electrical services and yard storage to safeguard your shipments while navigating the marine terminals early export returns.

Hazmat Drayage

Century Express is adept and transports hundreds of hazardous material shipments each year.  We take our hazmat handling very seriously, ensuring the compliance and safety to all in the supply chain.

Most Century Express drivers maintain hazmat and tank CDL endorsements.

Heavy Cargo Permitting

The Century Express fleet has weight permits to transport your heaviest freight in Virginia and surrounding states.  Our specialized chassis fleet allows us the ability to legally maximize your cargo weights. We ensure the correct equipment is utilized to provide for the safety of our drivers, the public and your freight.


Transloading, combined with our premier drayage and customer service, make us a one-stop shop for all your transload needs.   We offer prompt transfer of containers between the terminals and rail ramps and divert essential freight from rail trailer and containers to domestic van.  Allow us to precisely track your incoming and departing vessels to ensure your time sensitive freight meets your van or flatbed connections.

We excel in the management of distressed shipments.

Port Facilities Map

Maritime Community

Our involvement with the Virginia Maritime community keeps us updated on port progress and activity. We continue to work with organizations such as TMTA and VMA to improve the current port environment.

Local knowledge. Regional impact.