Shipping Logistics for Retail Industry

red dry van truck transportGetting your retail products to the warehouse, to stores and in front of consumers as fast as possible keeps the global economy moving. Depend on Logistics Group International (LGI) to deliver expert logistics services to transport your retail goods on time and in one piece to and from anywhere in the United States, Mexico or Canada.

Retail Product Transport & Logistics

LGI works a vast network of carriers providing dry vans, less than truckload (LTL) services, and drayage to get a wide variety of retail products across North America including:

  • Consumer electronics
  • Fashion and apparel
  • Grocery and general merchandise
  • Home and personal care
  • Health and beauty
  • Durable goods
  • Furniture manufacturers and stores
  • Department and sporting goods stores

Carriers that partner with LGI meet stringent standards for experience, professionalism and promptness to ensure your retail products are delivered swiftly and safely. After selecting the right carrier, Logistics Group International expertly and efficiently manages all aspects of transporting your retail products. LGI’s team:

  • Plans optimal routes
  • Obtains necessary permits
  • Ensures cargo is safely loaded
  • Manages customs documentation to expedite shipment across borders
  • Monitors shipments with GPS tracking to ensure timely delivery
  • Ensures cargo is safely unloaded

Freight Management for Retail Industry

LGI fully understands the care required for shipping retail products. Dirty, defective or damaged goods can ruin entire shipments. You can trust LGI’s team to ensure your retail products are transported with the upmost attention to detail using the following methods:

Dry Van

The carriers in LGI’s network are qualified professionals, maintain the highest DOT safety ratings, and have substantial liability and cargo insurance. These attributes allow LGI to ensure that your dry van freight ships and arrives in the same condition. LGI has access to dry vans and intermodal containers that are ideal to shipping retail products including:

  • Machine tool goods
  • Electronics
  • Plastics
  • Textiles

Less Than Truckload (LTL) Shipping

LGI offers reliable, on-time, cost-effective shipping of partial loads of cargo. LGI coordinates and combines several LTL shipments from different companies to create a full truckload. This lowers your shipping costs. As a premier LTL broker, LGI works with an extensive network of carriers that have the resources and flexibility to carry partial truckloads to and from anywhere in North America.

LGI experienced staff manages all variables - pick-up, customs management and permits – to ensure smooth shipping and safe arrival of your LTL cargo. For LTL shipments, LGI:

  • Completely manages shipment logistics
  • Guarantees quality service
  • Offers competitive rates
  • Provides comprehensive insurance for high-value loads
  • Can expedite transport for emergency supplies & mission-critical equipment

Drayage

Drayage is the local trucking of flat racks, out of gauge flat racks & containerized cargo to and from the port or rail ramps to its final destination. LGI is one of the premier third-party logistics providers and top drayage companies in Houston. LGI has years of container drayage and intermodal flat rack experience at the Barbours Cut and Bayport Container Terminals as well as the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), Union Pacific (UP) & Kansas City Southern (KCS) rail ramp.

For cargo that will fit inside a standard 20’ or 40’ or high cube container, LGI can quickly and safely source containers from various container depots in the Houston area to meet your shipping needs. Cargo loaded in intermodal containers can vary greatly for:

  • Finished goods
  • Bulk commodities

Combining years of experience with a staff of dedicated professionals, LGI expertly manages all your transportation needs, ensuring your freight and cargo gets delivered safely and swiftly. LGI’s team and vast network of carriers meet the stringent standards of professionalism and promptness, and handles all other aspects of transporting what you need moved. where it needs to be moved, and when it needs to be moved.