JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Sept. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Trailer Bridge, Inc., based in Jacksonville, FL, has announced an exclusive joint service offering with J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., based in Lowell, AR. The new service provides customers with unprecedented access to an unlimited container base throughout the United States and a continuous throughput to Puerto Rico.
This exclusive joint service offering will operate the largest 53-foot ocean container fleet in the Caribbean. Additionally, the two companies jointly have the largest, 100 percent owned, chassis fleet in the trade. This equipment offering will afford customers with the most cost effective equipment sourcing solution in the Puerto Rico trade lane.
“This joint service offering creates an enormous advantage for our current and future clients,” said Mitch Luciano, President and CEO of Trailer Bridge. Luciano added, “We are very excited to work with J.B. Hunt to provide our clients with improved transit times, the optimal equipment fleet, and reduced costs.”
With J.B. Hunt’s 80,000+ containers available throughout the United States this joint service offering simplifies the logistics process by utilizing equipment that clients already have sourced in their yards.
This joint service is now available to customers simply by contacting sales representatives at either J.B. Hunt or Trailer Bridge. The J.B. Hunt container will be loaded at the customer’s facility and then drayed to the nearest rail site for transport via a safe and reliable trans-continental rail network. Once in Jacksonville, Florida, the container is received at the port and safely loaded onto a Trailer Bridge barge without the need for transloading.
“As Trailer Bridge continues to expand our offerings to all clients we are excited to provide the Puerto Rico trade a unique solution that truly saves time and money,” added Evan Behrens, Chairman of Trailer Bridge and Senior Vice President of Seacor Holdings, Inc., Trailer Bridge’s largest shareholder.